Catfish the TV show

Catfish: The TV Show is a reality-based American documentary television series that aires on MTV that shows viewers about the truths and lies of online dating. Furthermore, it is based on the 2010 film Catfish, the series is co-hosted by Nev Schulman and Max Joseph. The show premiered its first show on the 12th of November, 2012 and has been renewed for a total of 7 seasons. The 7th season of the Catfish was premiered on the 3rd of January, 2018. There was a certain sexual misconduct allegation against Schulman which resulted in the suspension of filming in May of 2018, but was later lifted after the report was found to be “not credible”.


Plot of Catfish

Catfish is referred to as a person who usually tricks an unsuspecting person into falling in love with them using a fake identity. Furthermore, the term “Catfish” came into existence from the 2010 documentary the series is based on, where the filmmaker Schulman discovers that the woman with whom he had an online relationship with was not honest in describing herself.

“Catfish film’s producers, Schulman, and Joseph along with MTV, help people who are emotionally attached to these online relationships. Various investigations are done in each episode, and they find out whether or not the online relationships that they have been in are legitimate or they are “catfish”. We can see people who have been talking online for years, while some for a few months.

The hosts help the participants check their virtual partner’s identity by learning their story, travelling to where they live and do various background checks to uncover the truth. Nev says that he has received multiple requests from people asking for his help to uncover the truth of their virtual partners.

Nev and Max also arrange a first-ever meeting between the two virtual lovers, after contacting the other person and asking for their permission. Then the series shows us how both are impacted after the revelation.


Seasons of Catfish


Season 1:

Total episodes: 12

First aired: November 12, 2012

Last aired: February 25, 2013


Season 2:

Total episodes: 16

First aired: June 25, 2013

Last aired: October 15, 2013


Season 3:

Total episodes: 10

First aired: May 7, 2014

Last aired: July 9, 2014


Season 4:

Total episodes: 20

First aired: February 25, 2015

Last aired: August 30, 2015



Season 5 :

Total episodes: 20

First aired: February 24, 2016

Last aired: September 21, 2016


Season 6 of Catfish:

Total episodes: 20

First aired: March 1, 2017

Last aired: August 30, 2017


Season 7 of Catfish:

Total episodes: 7

First aired: 3rd of January, 2018

Last aired: TBA