TAKE IT OFF WITH VH1 FOR SEASON TWO OF "DATING NAKED"
Tune in for "Dating Naked: The Wedding" on Thursday, September 18th at 9PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY - September 15, 2014 - VH1 continues the quest for true love as TV's most daring reality dating show, "Dating Naked," gets picked up for a second season. Fans who are ready to bare it all to find true love can apply for season two here.
The first season of "Dating Naked" has been averaging a .6 among Adults 18-49 and averaging 1 million total viewers (P 2+) each week, based on Live +3 ratings. "Dating Naked" has amassed 500,000 online weekly streams and generated a season high of over 750,000 streams the week of episode six.
"Dating Naked has been a ratings success for us and a viewer favorite," said Susan Levison, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production for VH1. "VH1 has always been about shaping the cultural conversation and we're so glad to have created another pop culture lightning rod. The show is funny, engaging, and it actually works - we've helped 6 couples find love this season. You're welcome, America."
"We couldn't be happier to be producing a second season of Dating Naked," said Howard Schultz, President of Lighthearted Entertainment. "The show has turned out to be everything we had hoped for: inspiring, funny and illuminating, and we are thrilled that viewers have embraced it. VH1 has been incredibly supportive throughout development, production and promotion and we thank them for this vote of confidence."
This season after embarking on a series of blind dates, 12 people currently consider themselves "in a relationship" with someone they met on the show. Now Ashley, an artist from Colorado and Alika, a yoga instructor from California, are ready to take their relationship to the next level by exchanging vows of love and commitment in front of their family, friends and some of their fellow "Dating Naked" couples. Oh yes, and they and their guests will all be naked! Tune in to the "Dating Naked: The Wedding" premiering Thursday, September 18th at 9PM ET/PT.
"Dating Naked" is a one-hour weekly series that explores the pursuit of romance free of pre-conceived notions, stereotypes -- and clothes. Filmed in a remote exotic locale, each close-ended episode follows a man and a woman both going on three naked dates, including two with other suitors and one with each other. At the end of the episode, the romance seekers analyze what they've learned from their dates before deciding whether to move forward with a prospective love match. Once everyone has stripped away the artifices of our modern world and revealed their ultimate, honest selves, the results are surprising. Hosted by Amy Paffrath, the series consists of 10 one-hour episodes edited according to network standards.
"Dating Naked" was created and is produced by Lighthearted Entertainment. Executive producers are Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante Jeff Spangler and Scott Teti. Executive Producers for VH1 are Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Tricia Biggio.
About Lighthearted Entertainment: Lighthearted Entertainment was established in 1992 by CEO Howard Schultz as an independently-owned television production company, specializing in all forms of non-scripted programming. Schultz and the Lighthearted team are fiercely committed to translating their creativity, energy and ideas into shows that tap into the zeitgeist of current culture. Producing literally thousands of hours of television across cable, syndication and broadcast networks, hits such as FOX's "The Moment of Truth," ABC's "Extreme Makeover" and MTV's "Next" have also enjoyed appeal worldwide. More recently, Lighthearted produced TNT's adventure series "72 Hours," Animal Planet's "Lone Star Legend," and the currently airing MTV hit, "Are You The One?" Rob LaPlante (Executive Producer of A&E's "Obsessed" and MTV's "Is She Really Going out with Him") serves as Executive Vice President and Jeff Spangler serves as Vice President of Development.
About VH1: VH1 delivers the ultimate mash-up of music, pop culture and nostalgia for adults who still want to have fun. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1.com and@VH1, the hub for all things music and pop culture. Fans may also access current and retro VH1 programming via the VH1 App, the network's three-in-one video, new form content and co-viewing app, available for download free on iPhone and iPad. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.