With 83 million fake Facebook profiles across the world, can we ever really be sure who we’re chatting to on social media?
Brand new and exclusive for 2013, Catfish: The TV Show starts on MTV in January and will explore the world of online dating and fake identities.
A 'catfish' is a person who creates a fake profile on social media, particularly to pursue deceitful online romances.
Based on the critically-acclaimed documentary film, Catfish, which focused on young couples who have fallen in love online but never met face-to-face, the series follows filmmakers Yaniv 'Nev' Schulman and Max Joseph as they go around the Unites States investigating stories of hopeful young romantics who often have no idea who they are really chatting to.
From a young woman who wonders why the guy she’s been in daily contact with for the last 10 years and plans to marry won’t meet her in person, to a farmer who believes he’s dating a former Miss Teen USA/Playboy model, Nev and Max use their personal experiences and documentarian skills to uncover the truth.
At the end of each episode, the relationships are put to the test as Max and Nev engineer a meeting between the couples. Are these relationships based on reality or are they steeped in lies?
Catfish: The TV Show starts Monday 21st January at 10pm on MTV