Nev claims that he has received requests from people asking him for his help in determining whether or not their online-only lover is lying or truthful about their identity.In each episode the hosts help a different individual with a different story, travelling to wherever they live and using background checks and research to uncover the truth.
Each episode is an investigation into whether or not the other participant in the virtual relationship is legitimate or if they are, in fact, a "catfish".Some couples have been communicating for a few months—others, for years.Some of the show's casting calls do solicit stories from hopefuls, however, explained that despite the broadcast show being structured as a search by the hopeful for true identity of the catfish, it is usually the catfish who make the first contact with MTV.Producers then proceed to gather information about the deception from the catfish and contact the hopeful afterwards.The term "catfish" is derived from the title of the previously-mentioned 2010 documentary, in which filmmaker Schulman discovers that the woman with whom he'd been carrying on an online relationship had not been honest in describing herself.
MTV and the Catfish film's producers, Schulman and Joseph, help people who are emotionally entangled with someone they have never met in real life.
Nev and Max contact the other person to arrange a first-ever meeting between the two virtual lovers, then document how both people are impacted.
Whether or not two people are totally lying to each other and it turns out to be a huge disaster, that's only the first part of the story.
After having several controversial incidents with the media, Mayer withdrew from public life in 2010 and began work on his fifth studio album, Born and Raised, which drew inspiration from the 1970s pop music of Laurel Canyon.
However, the discovery of a granuloma on his vocal cords delayed the release of the album until May 2012, and forced him to cancel the planned tour.
Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters.