MTV announced back in December that their hugely popular reality series Catfish: The TV Show would be returning for a second season and since that time the hairy-chested Nev Schulman and sidekick Max Joseph have been hard at work baiting their hooks and reeling in an all new mess of catfish! And by “mess” of catfish I mean 16, as MTV announced last week that Catfish Season 2 will feature 16 episodes and will premiere on Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT!
According to the press release, “viewers will join hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph in their cross-country journey uniting young couples taking their online-only romantic relationships offline and in person. This season everything is elevated: the catfish are more sophisticated, the investigations are deeper, the stakes are higher and emotions are intense.”
In addition to the second season, MTV will also be airing a “Hooked on Catfish: The Road to Season Two” special on Monday, June 17 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT and will air a Catfish Season 1 marathon hosted by Nev and Max on Sunday, June 23 beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT.
Here is the MTV press release with all the deets!
MTV SET TO DEBUT EXPANDED 16-EPISODE SECOND SEASON OF “CATFISH: THE TV SHOW” ON TUESDAY, JUNE 25 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2013) — MTV announced today “Catfish: The TV Show” will return for a supersized 16-episode second season on Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers will join hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph in their cross-country journey uniting young couples taking their online-only romantic relationships offline and in person. This season everything is elevated: the catfish are more sophisticated, the investigations are deeper, the stakes are higher and emotions are intense.
Leading up to the season premiere MTV will air “Hooked on Catfish: The Road to Season Two” on Monday, June 17 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT. From deep in America’s heartland Nev and Max take a break from tracking down wily catfish to unveil a fast-paced, 30-minute preview of the immersive stories of online romance in the second season. For the first time, viewers will get a sneak peek at this season, including “Cassie and Steve,” which features a Florida girl who pursues her fiancé, a busy Atlanta rapper, that she’s never met and “Anthony and Marq,” which tells the story of an Iraq veteran captivated by a sensitive mystery man. In addition, Nev and Max show viewers how they have fun on their few days off and update some of the most intriguing stories that became fan favorites during the show’s first season.
Need another dose of 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. The marathon, hosted by Nev and Max, will re-introduce viewers to the couples featured in season one, plus give a can’t-miss sneak peek at season two. Viewers who would like to discuss the “Catfish: The TV Show” premiere on Twitter can hashtag to #catfishpremiere.
The second season comes on the heels of a highly successful first season in which the show was MTV’s highest-rated series premiere at 11:00 p.m. in network history and is the highest rated start to an MTV series since 2007. Additionally, it was the highest-rated new cable series of 2012 and Monday’s #1 cable series. Season one averaged a 2.3 P12-34 rating, and drew 2.4 million total viewers.
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.
Season two of “Catfish: The TV Show” will air internationally on MTV channels around the world starting in September 2013.
*Source: Nielsen, Live+SD. 11/12/12-2/18/13. P12-34 unless noted otherwise, Ranked on 000s. Catfish: Start= first 6 eps. Ad-supported cable networks only.