[09/17/13 - 12:00 PM]
MTV's Brand-New Dating Series "The Hook Up" to Premiere Weekdays Starting Monday, October 14 at 6:00 P.M. ET/PT
Andrew Schulz from MTV2's "Guy Code" and MTV's "Girl Code" will serve as host of the series.

[via press release from MTV]


SANTA MONICA, CA (September 17, 2013) - MTV is set to debut the all-new half-hour dating series "The Hook Up," airing weekdays at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT, as of Monday, October 14. "The Hook Up," hosted by Andrew Schulz from MTV2's "Guy Code" and MTV's "Girl Code," takes dating to a whole new level. The single contestants, with the help of their friends, sift through four potential daters' social media to discover their perfect match. The couple then receives a VIP date in Hollywood, CA. Check out the series trailer here.

· Round One: Four daters' silhouettes, names, hometowns, occupations and short descriptions are revealed to the single. The round ends with the elimination of one potential dater.

· Round Two: One at a time, the three remaining daters' secrets are exposed through web-creeping of their status updates, tweets, photos and videos, revealing their true online image. Each dater then has the chance to defend themselves. The round ends with the elimination of one dater, leaving two to go head-to-head in the third round.

· Round Three: The single finally meets the two remaining daters face-to-face. Schulz presents juicy secrets, quirks and habits about the daters. The single has to decide if these are deal breakers. The daters are given a chance to make their final plea before the single consults with a friend to ultimately decide who to "hook up" with.

· The Decision: The twist! Tables are turned when the winning dater gets to see the single's online dirt before accepting the date or choosing the tempting alternative prize.

Andrew Schulz is a native New Yorker known for his edgy, street-smart, unapologetic comedy that relates so well to the newest generation of comedy fans. His youthful energy makes him irresistible to the audience. A regular in the New York comedy circuit, Andrew has performed at Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's, Comedy Cellar and more. He has also performed alongside the country's top acts such as Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, Louis CK, Damon Wayans, Tracy Morgan, Bill Burr, Judah Friedlander and more. He also appeared on the first season of MTV2's "Hip Hop Squares" and hosts the Music Choice show "Certified." His other credits include BET's "The Rewind" and "The Blog Report" and MTV's "New Year's Eve Bash 2010." Andrew can currently been seen on MTV2's "Guy Code" and MTV's "Girl Code."

To get the latest sneak peeks, photos and more on "The Hook Up" head to Hookup.MTV.com.

"The Hook Up" is Executive Produced by Adam Freeman, Adam Reed and Leslie Greif for Thinkfactory Media. Michael Binkow serves as Executive Producer and ShowRunner. Tony DiBari and Karen Frank serve as Executive Producers for MTV. Matthew Parillo and Marcy Dyno are Executives in Charge of Production for MTV.

About 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.

About Thinkfactory Media:

Thinkfactory Media is a full-service production company that creates high-quality entertainment content. Renowned for award-winning productions, the company was the driving force behind the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-nominated hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (History), starring Kevin Costner. They are currently in production on the second season of their provocative docu-series Preachers' Daughters (Lifetime) as well as a second season of Marriage Bootcamp: Bridezillas (We tv). Other recent credits include: R&B Divas: Atlanta, starring Grammy Award-winning recording artist Faith Evans, and its spinoff series, R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One), The Great Santini Brothers (History), Spell-Mageddon (ABC Family), Prank My Mom (Lifetime), Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (A&E) and Tony Danza: Teach (A&E), among many others. Find out more about Thinkfactory Media and its projects at ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow them on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.

  [september 2013]  


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