MTV CELEBRATES PRESIDENT REAGAN-DECLARED "NATIONAL CATFISH DAY" WITH THE SEASON TWO RETURN OF HIT DOCU-SERIES "CATFISH: THE TV SHOW" ON TUESDAY, JUNE 25 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Catch Up on Season One with an All-Day Marathon on Sunday, June 23 Beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY (June 20, 2013) - In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared June 25 as "National Catfish Day" and stated, "I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities." Now on June 25, 2013, MTV is answering President Reagan's call to action and celebrating the day with the season two return of the critically acclaimed docu-series "Catfish: The TV Show" at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The season two premiere episode will feature Cassie, a Florida girl who pursues her fiancé Steve, a busy Atlanta rapper who she's never met.
In honor of "National Catfish Day," delicious catfish will take over all of MTV social channels. From the catfishing of iconic MTV moments to catfish po boys and catfish reveals from season one; were they really catfish? Additionally MTV is challenging viewers to send in their best fish face by visiting @MTV on Instagram. To check it out, visit MTV.com, Facebook.com/MTVcatfish or Instagram on Tuesday, June 25.
Need catch up on season one? MTV will also air a marathon of the complete first season on Sunday, June 23 beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT and again on Tuesday, June 25 beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT. The season-one marathon, hosted by Nev and Max, will re-introduce viewers to the couples featured in season one, plus at the end of each episode, fans will get an update on their relationships now. Throughout the day, fans will also get can't-miss full scene sneak peeks at season two. Viewers who want to join the "Catfish: The TV Show" premiere discussion on Twitter can hashtag to #catfishpremiere.
Viewers can go to MTV.com for sneak peeks of the show, including bonus and extended scenes, plus exclusive interviews. For even more information and exclusive content, fans can "like" the "Catfish: The TV Show" Facebook page at Facebook.com/MTVcatfish. For an update on the individuals featured in the season two premiere, visit Facebook.com/MTVcatfish for a live stream immediately following the episode at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
"Catfish: The TV Show" is produced by RelativityREAL and Catfish Picture Company LLC for MTV with RelativityREAL's Tom Forman, Brad Bishop, Julie Link Steffens serving as executive producers alongside David Metzler, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Nev Schulman, Andrew Jarecki and Mark Smerling. Marshall Eisen, Nomi Ernst Leidner, and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers for MTV. RelativityREAL's Jonathan Karshis is Co-Executive producer. Kelly Ostreicher is Supervising Producer, MTV. Jonathan Mussman is Executive in Charge, MTV.
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
Under the leadership of award-winning producer Tom Forman (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kid Nation), Relativity's television arm launched in June 2008. The division has quickly become one of the country's largest suppliers of unscripted television. RelativityREAL currently has 70 projects in active production, including 17 original series airing on television or in the upcoming season. In addition, the division is developing a slate of scripted sitcoms, dramas, and sketch comedy series to be released in the next year. Most recently, RelativityREAL partnered with YouTube and will be launching a channel in the fall. RelativityREAL's executive ranks are bolstered by overall production deals with TV veterans Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, Ashley Tisdale's Blondie Girl Productions, executive producer Ellen Rakieten ("The Oprah Winfrey Show") and Ray Ricord.