MTV'S HIT MATCHMAKING SERIES "ARE YOU THE ONE?" RETURNS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Second Season Cast Announced with a Game-Changing, "Eleventh Girl" Twist
Season One Fan Favorites and "Perfect Matches" Ethan and Amber Celebrate their Upcoming Child with "Are You The One? Special Delivery" Baby Shower Reunion
NEW YORK, NY (August 27, 2014) - MTV's hit matchmaking experiment, "Are You The One?," returns to tackle the question, "If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it?" Mirroring last season's successful formula, the show will follow a group of 10 single women and 10 single men who are self-admittedly horrible at relationships, as they jet off to Puerto Rico in the hopes they'll leave their bad relationship habits behind and surrender to their perfect match. "Are You The One?" will air globally on MTV this fall, beginning with the United States premiere on Monday, October 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Prior to arrival, the singles will undergo a rigorous matchmaking process involving in-depth interviews and compatibility testing, using a team of professional matchmakers, psychologists, and the contestants' family, friends, and exes. An ideal match for each person will be selected - the catch is that the results are not revealed. The singles will begin their quest to find their perfect match in the house. If the entire group succeeds in finding their matches during the season, they'll walk away not only with love, but their share of one million dollars. All 10 couples must match, or they'll all go home without the cash!
Adding to the drama this season is a twist that will make finding the perfect match more challenging, as an eleventh girl will join the house as a double match for one of the guys. It's a "race to the relationship," as our eleventh girl will be immediately eliminated from the game if she fails to find her perfect match before her female counterpart matches with her man. The "eleventh girl twist" is sure to keep the house and fans guessing as love triangles, partnering possibilities and co-ed drama abound. How well can they play the game when their hearts are on the line?
This season's cast has a tough act to follow, as last season's group went "10 for 10" and all correctly paired up with their perfect matches. The show's matchmaking formula proved to be on point as fan favorite Ethan Diamon proposed to his perfect match, Amber Lee, during the reunion show earlier this year, and now the couple is expecting their first child in December. Ethan, Amber and the entire first season cast will return for a one-hour baby shower/reunion special as a lead up to the second season premiere.
This season's relationship seekers include:
Alexandria, 23 - Carlsbad, CA, Twitter: @chickalexx
Ashley, 21 - San Marcos, TX, Twitter: @Laurashall93
Briana, 21 - San Diego, CA, Twitter: @blacuesta
Christina, 24 - Broomall, PA, Twitter: @cleblanc1121
Ellie, 23 - Hamlet, NC, Twitter: @whaattaafoxx
Jasmine, 22 - San Diego, CA, Twitter: @jasipen
Jenni, 22 - Burnsville, MN, Twitter: @Jennkneekay
Jessica, 22 - Elmsford, NY, Twitter: @JSECRETZ
Paris, 22 - Denver, CO, Twitter: @eikeparis
Shelby, 21 - Derby, KS, Twitter: @shelbyyardley
Tyler, 21 - Boston, MA, Twitter: @Tabron27
Alex, 23 - Los Angeles, CA, Twitter:@alexphillips
Anthony, 22 - Lombard, IL, Twitter: @A_Bartolotte
Brandon, 25 - Las Vegas, NV, Twitter: @Tindell10
Curtis, 24 - Cardiff, CA, IG: CurtisHadzicki
Dario, 21 - Narragansett, RI, Twitter: @dariomedrano01
Garland, 22 - St. Louis, MO, Twitter: @Modelboi12
John, 22 - Champaign, IL, Twitter: @jmousti
Layton, 25 - Greenville, MS, Twitter: @lwjones1
Nathan, 21 - Kalamazoo, MI, Twitter: @Primetimesiebs
Tyler, 23 - Merritt Island, FL, Twitter: @tylerjohnpratt
MTV.com is the only destination to watch full episodes, check out cast photos, bios, sneak peeks and more!
Join in the social conversation on Twitter with the official hashtag #AreYouTheOne and visit the "Are You The One?" Facebook page.
"Are You the One?" concept by Executive Producers Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler of Lighthearted Entertainment. Scott Jeffress Executive Producer for Lighthearted Entertainment. Lauren Dolgen, Tiffany Lea Williams, Hannah Uszak and Matthew Parillo are Executives in Charge for MTV.
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
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. The company has produced thousands of hours of television across cable, syndication and broadcast networks including this summer's breakout hit, "Dating Naked" for VH1, as well as the TNT's adventure series "72 Hours." Additionally, Lighthearted Entertainment has produced iconic staples including FOX's "The Moment of Truth," ABC's "Extreme Makeover" and MTV's "Next" which have enjoyed worldwide appeal.
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.