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MTV’s Catfish: 10 Behind The Scenes Secrets

By / Published on Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 12:07 PM / No Comments / 83 views

MTV has had a lot of success with its reality TV series, and Catfish is no exception. In the age of technology, it is a lot easier for people to lie about their identity and carry on virtual relationships, so much so, it has turned into a series that has now lasted quite a few seasons. Every episode is laid out the same, but there is never any telling how it is going to turn out, and over the seasons, fans have had many questions, and not surprisingly there is a lot that goes into the show that isn’t seen. Here are 10 behind the scenes secrets from Catfish:

10. Nev and Max Are For Real

Over the many seasons, Catfish‘s hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph have encountered a lot of skeptics who think the show is fake, but it is in fact one of the most real “reality” series out there when it comes down to it. As it turns out, the producers know exactly how the show is going to play out, but keep Nev and Max in the dark. The scenes in which Nev and Max are checking photos and phone numbers are all real, and they have no idea what they are going to turn up or how long it is going to take. “Our whole mantra for the guys is, ‘If you can’t figure it out, just go with it and see where it takes you,’” MTV senior vice president of docs and news, Marshall Eisen, stated. “It’s a total surprise to them what’s going to happen. Sometimes they get really flustered by what they see.”

Source: MTV

Source: MTV

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9. No Help

Even though producers know exactly who is who and what is going to happen from beginning to end, they don’t assist Nev and Max no matter how stumped they get. “We edit the investigations down. They can be grueling. There have been very, very long days where Nev and Max are trying to figure it out, and we can’t help them,” Eisen added about the process. In fact, producers even do their own investagation before filming in order to try to figure out just how long it might take Nev and Max to figure it out. “They guys are better at it now, but it’s not always obvious how to crack these things. We’ve condensed what’s taken them ten hours in some instances into five or six minutes, but we try to show that it was difficult.”

Source: MTV

Source: MTV

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