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Dating has changed significantly due to the digital revolution; both positively and negatively. Catfish: The TV Series, a new MTV production, attempts to tackle the misconceptions and myths that surround online dating. Online dating website traffic has tripled in the last several years, and more people than ever before are meeting their match on the internet. For many people, it is easier to talk online than to meet people in person. In this way online dating has helped the socially shy reach their full potential, but there is also a dark underbelly of the online dating world and Catfish: The TV Series aims to flesh out those issues in documentary-style footage. Each episode follows one couple who has met online and begun relationships without meeting in person yet.

The chosen couple meet for the first time on the show, agreeing to allow their interaction to be filmed. These couples are filmed in their first interactions and general feelings are revealed in a private, interview-style discussion. While the show is off to a controversial start the documentary-style production promises to highlight the good and bad aspects of the online dating world.

The show is the brainchild of a filmmaker who documented his experiences in the online dating world. The show operates under the premise that some people online are honest and are exactly who they say they are, some fib and lie to appear mot appealing, while others are the polar opposite of their online persona.

One of the first episodes to air revolved around a couple who had yet to meet in person. They were carrying on a serious relationship strictly via chat and with the use of pictures. Sunny believed the man she met online was her soul mate, but when she appeared at the meeting her soul mate turned out to be an 18-year-old girl. While the first episode is troubling, it highlights one of the major pitfalls of online dating.

Each subsequent episode is planned to operate in a similar style. The episode will highlight a couple and their road to meeting. Some meeting are promised to be good, other mediocre and others, still, dramatic. Viewers are encouraged to tune in and comment on the lives and dating styles of the people depicted in the show.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on MTV
6 Seasons, 117 Episodes
November 12, 2012
Family, Romance
Cast: Yaniv Schulman, Max Joseph
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Catfish: The TV Show Full Episode Guide

  • Nev breaks down the different species of Catfish, from the Cheaters, to the Scammers and the Revenge Artists, as he counts down some of the show's wildest moments.

  • Young mother Caitlyn calls on Nev and Max to help separate the fact from fiction of her courtship with charming Facebook hunk, Kenton. Kenton insists she and her daughter move to Kentucky but is Kenton all that he claims to be?

  • Jasmine writes to Nev and Max asking for help for a “friend.” But they’re perplexed when Jasmine drops a bombshell revelation: they’ve helped her friend before! Who is Jasmine’s mysterious friend and how do Nev and Max know him?

  • Moments from the series that went viral.

  • The top lies told on the show.

  • Robin desperately wants to meet her hunky, long-distance love in person; Nev and Max agree to help her hunt him down, but what they uncover turns out to be much more than Robin bargained for.

  • It’s been seven years since April met Dean in a chat room at the age of thirteen. During that time, Dean would often disappear for months at a time. Now, Nev and Max must help April find Dean before he disappears again!

  • Nev and Max are asked to help track down a missing online love, but Nev and Max discover a former catfish is involved.

  • Nev and Max embark on the biggest case of their lives as they track down the infamous, Shelly Chartier, to uncover new truths as they investigate the celebrity catfishing of Paris Roxanne and NBA star, Chris “Birdman” Andersen.

  • Colleen met Tony online and fell madly in love. Though they've never met, Tony proposed to Colleen over the phone and she accepted! Now, Nev and Max help her finally face the truth to reveal the mystery man she's engaged to!

  • For the first time ever, Nev and Max receive emails from opposite sides of the same online romance, each concerned that the other may be a catfish! The guys are taken aback when one side decides to follow through with their marriage plans!

  • Nev and Max receive emails from opposite sides of the same online romance, each worried they are being catfished! The guys are shocked when one side decides to move forward with their marriage plans!

  • When Sandra discovers her granddaughter, Yasmine, sent money to a mysterious online boyfriend, she seeks help from Nev and Max. As the guys investigate, they discover Yasmine has been hiding more than that.

  • An 18-year-old hopes to connect with a guy she's been in love with for five years, but is he using her?

  • After months of sexting with a hot model he met on a hookup app, Marvin can't wait to meet him in person.

  • Upset by multiple failed attempts to video chat with Shai, Telizza turns to Nev and Max to uncover the truth.

  • Danny intends to start a family with his online love in spite of her violent past, but Nev and Max make an unexpected connection.

  • Alante has spent the last eight years planning a life with his online love Nevaeh. She's perfect in every way besides her disappearances. Nev and Max help to uncover a mysterious truth that affects Alante's entire town.

  • In the sixth season premiere, a newly single woman seeks help to find the true identity of a potential new love. But does she have secrets of her own?

  • After shooting nearly eighty episodes of Catfish, Nev and Max have seen a lot of crazy s*@#! They countdown their most memorable "Holy Mackerel!" moments, as well as share with viewers a few exclusive sneak peeks.

  • Nev and Max think about happy moments in the first five seasons, and countdown the ten most romantic occasions.

  • This special episode of Catfish, The Untold Stories, includes surprising catfish tales from the recent past revealed by the persons who actually experienced them. Hosted by Nev Schulman and Max Joseph.

  • In this special episode of Catfish, Nev and Max reunite past Catfish and their victims who parted on bad terms to follow up on what life has been like since the show and to help them find a better resolution.

  • Featuring the most dramatic, hilarious, unbelievable, WTF moments in Catfish history.

  • Andrew met Zac on Tinder and thought he'd found his soul mate until he received a text message from a friend revealing shocking new information. As Nev and Max look into the case, they suspect Zac could be keeping a very big secret.

  • A young man wants to verify that the down-on-her-luck single mom he's fallen for is legit.

  • Long Islander Catherine is head over heels in love with country boy Graham from Tennessee. She's ready to uproot her life to be a country girl with him, but Nev and Max discover Graham is hiding something.

  • Fans of popular YouTube star, Andrea Russett, recruit Nev and Max to catch a potential stalker who is impersonating Andrea's family online. The guys soon uncover a web of fake profiles much larger than they imagined.

  • A married woman who's been trading intimate messages with a man she met online wants to confess her sins to her husband, but first learn who the paramour really is.

  • Spencer reveals a shocking secret to Max and Nev. For the first time Catfish travels international to find the truth.

  • After being Catfished by her high school best friend, Larissa turned to her online friend Anthony for support. Feelings between them grew to love but after a few false moves on Anthony's part Larissa is worried he too is lying.

  • Vince can't shake his online-ex, Alyssa, whose stalking has caused problems with his girlfriend, Liz. Nev and Max help Vince confront Alyssa so he can try to salvage a future with Liz.

  • Paris seeks Nev and Max's help to investigate who's been catfishing her for the past four years. But as the guys investigate, they make a shocking discovery that casts suspicion onto Paris herself!

  • When Kayla was a toddler, her father killed her mother and then later committed suicide. Years later, Kayla was contacted by a woman claiming to be channeling her dead father's spirit.

  • Tyreme and Tomorrow met online over 9 months ago. They instantly connected and Tyreme is ready to uproot his life to be with her.

  • Tattoo model, Joanna, was scheduled to meet her online love in the flesh, but a crazy night in Vegas spoiled the whole relationship. Now she's enlisted Nev and Max to help track down her former flame and make things right.

  • Ray is determined to finally meet his online love of four years, Lexi. But after learning that Lexi's sister has interfered in the relationship in the past, Nev and Max become more confused than ever.

  • Michael was too busy for a relationship, but love appeared in a DM. Chanelle is everything he dreamed of, but out of the blue she's disappeared, leaving only Nev and Max to help Michael find his missing love.

  • Jaylin is willing to sacrifice a lifelong friendship and promising videogame career to be with a woman he's only communicated with over the internet. Nev and Max help him discover that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

  • Brandon is head over heels for McKenna, but multiple failed attempts to connect has left him wondering if McKenna is for real.

  • Leuh has been head over heels in love with Justin since she first saw his picture. But after 2 failed attempts to meet up, she's desperate to figure out if Justin is real or if she's one in a long line of online lovers.

  • Shuntay is concerned that her mother, Jeanette, is being catfished after she starts discussing marriage and uprooting her family to be with a man who refuses to meet in person.

  • In the season premiere, Nev and Max bag two catfishes for the price of one when they discover that Dejay and Malik are being catfished by the same guy.

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