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Tuesday, June 25, 2013: Catfish: The TV Show

by Ariel Kay June 25, 2013 6:00 am
Tuesday, June 25, 2013: <i>Catfish: The TV Show</i>

People can't still think this show is "unscripted," right?

The host, Nev Shulman, promises to help people in online "relationships" who have never met their significant other find out if the profile to which they've been professing their love is genuine or not. Um, have these people never heard of Google? That's basically Nev's go-to strategy each episode: Look up the online persona and do some digging to find out if he or she is the real deal. Have you ever sat next to someone and watched them check their Facebook? Congratulations, you've already seen Catfish!

The amount of self-delusion only mounts in Season 2, which features people who have gotten engaged to their online loves (without ever meeting face-to-face), and at least one eight-year-long online-only relationship. Most of the episodes will undoubtedly end by revealing that the participants are indeed being catfished, though a few of the profiles do turn out to belong to actual people.

At what point does watching people's spirits being crushed become soul-numbing and, simultaneously, a little annoying? Catfish has reached that point.

Watch people cry when Catfish airs tonight at 10 pm on MTV. Rizzole and Isles will have its season premiere at 9 PM on TNT, followed by the season premier of Perception at 10 PM, also on TNT. The Top 20 contestants will perform on So You Think You Can Dance at 8 PM on Fox.

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