YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO VH1'S FIRST "DATING NAKED" WEDDING SPECIAL!
TV's Most Daring Dating Show is Also the Most Successful with 60% Success Rate*
SANTA MONICA, CA - August 5, 2014 - VH1's "Dating Naked" began with a bold question as its premise: "Do you find love easier when you truly have nothing to hide?" The answer is a resounding "I do!" as VH1 announces an astounding 60% matchmaking success rate* and the first "Dating Naked Wedding Special," premiering Thursday, September 18 at 9 PM ET/PT.
This season a rotating group of frustrated singles answered the show's challenge to "bare it all" in the quest for love. After embarking on a series of blind dates, twelve people currently consider themselves "in a relationship" with someone they met on the show. Now one couple is ready to take their relationship to the next level by exchanging vows in front of family, friends, and some of their fellow new "Dating Naked" couples. Who will tie the knot? Tune in to "Dating Naked" on Thursday, August 21 at 9pm ET/PT for the reveal.
"Dating Naked" is a one-hour weekly series that explores the pursuit of romance free of pre-conceived notions, stereotypes -- and clothes. Filmed in a remote exotic locale, each close-ended episode follows a man and a woman both going on three naked dates, including two with other suitors and one with each other. At the end of the episode, the romance seekers analyze what they've learned from their dates and themselves before deciding whether or not to move forward with a prospective love match. Once everyone has stripped away the artifices of our modern world and revealed their ultimate, honest selves, the results are surprising. Hosted by Amy Paffrath, the series consists of 10 one-hour episodes edited according to network standards.
"Dating Naked" was created and is produced by Lighthearted Entertainment. Executive producers are Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler. Executive Producers for VH1 are Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Tricia Biggio.
*60% success rate based on 6 couples formed out of 10 episodes.
About Lighthearted Entertainment: Lighthearted Entertainment was established in 1992 by CEO Howard Schultz as an independently-owned television production company, specializing in all forms of non-scripted programming. Schultz and the Lighthearted team are fiercely committed to translating their creativity, energy and ideas into shows that tap into the zeitgeist of current culture. Producing literally thousands of hours of television across cable, syndication and broadcast networks, hits such as FOX's "The Moment of Truth," ABC's "Extreme Makeover" and MTV's "Next" have also enjoyed appeal worldwide. More recently, Lighthearted produced TNT's adventure series "72 Hours," Animal Planet's "Lone Star Legend," and the currently airing MTV hit, "Are You The One?" Rob LaPlante (Executive Producer of A&E's "Obsessed" and MTV's "Is She Really Going out with Him") serves as Executive Vice President and Jeff Spangler serves as Vice President of Development.
About VH1: VH1 delivers the ultimate mash-up of music, pop culture and nostalgia for adults who still want to have fun. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1.com and@VH1, the hub for all things music and pop culture. Fans may also access current and retro VH1 programming via the VH1 App, the network's three-in-one video, new form content and co-viewing app, available for download free on iPhone and iPad. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.