The release date for Catfish: The TV Show season 6 — Pending
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Basic info and main idea
Catfish is a US reality-based docu-series airing on MTV since 2012. It is based on the 2010 Catfish documentary film, co-hosted by Nev Schiulmann and Max Joseph and produced by Catfish Picture Company and Relativity Media. The fifth season of the popular program has aired on February 24, 2016.
The show focuses on the truths and lies of online dating and mysteries behind it. Schulmann personally knows that some people employ a strategy of hiding behind their dating site profile and creating an image of themselves that does not correspond to their real identity. The degree of discrepancy varies wildly, and the hosts are there to provide support and information to those who are concerned with their online counterparts` true identities. They use background checks, traveling to the place of habitat of the person under investigation and use other means of research to figure out whether these people are in fact who they claim to be.
Each episode investigates the true identity of one person, and then goes further in cases of intentional misrepresentation. The hosts delve into the motivations and the feelings of both parties involved. In actuality the show is, however, structured in reverse – most of the times it is the “catfish” who contacts the producers and wants to come clean.
Ratings dynamics and potential renewal
The series holds decent scores of viewer approval – 7/2/10 on IMDb and 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. There has been some criticism and issues of authenticity, and the viewership has declined significantly over the course of the program`s run. Catfish originally averaged above 2 million viewers per episode, but the current fifth season premiered to a mere 400,000 viewers. Will the series be renewed, or has it already lost enough ground to be canceled? Stay tuned and we will update you on the fate of Catfish as soon as it is decided.
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