12/19/2012 05:47 pm ET

'Catfish: The TV Show' Renewed: MTV Picks Up Reality Documentary Series For Season 2

MTV has renewed its hit reality series "Catfish: The TV Show" for a second season, the network announced Wednesday.

The show, based on the 2010 documentary of the same name, follows Nev Schulman and filmmaker Max Joseph as they travel across the country meeting young people who are attempting to engage in romantic relationships online -- and documenting the surprises they sometimes encounter after meeting the person on the other end of the computer.

“’Catfish: The TV Show’ has truly captured the zeitgeist of the digital dating age,” said Dave Sirulnick, Executive Vice President, MTV Multiplatform. “The show has resonated with our audience by portraying the real life journeys of individuals trying to navigate the highs and lows of online dating -– an experience our viewers can relate to. We are thrilled to bring the show back for a second season, and look forward to the fascinating stories that only Nev and Max can uncover."

The series became MTV's highest-rated 11 p.m. premiere in history on its Nov. 12 debut, and MTV notes that "Catfish" has spent six consecutive weeks as cable's number one Monday series in the 12-34 demographic.

"Catfish: The TV Show" airs Mondays at 11 p.m. EST on MTV.

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