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Dating Naked is an American reality dating game show shown on VH1, which debuted in July 2014. The show matched up several contestants who were routinely switched with other contestants, while nude most of the time, blurs the genitals of both sexes, female breasts, and occasionally buttocks. Amy Paffrath served as the host for the first two seasons and was clothed in her appearances. The first season was filmed on an island in Panama.

Dating Naked
Genre Reality television
dating game show
Presented by Amy Paffrath (seasons 1–2)
Rocsi Diaz (season 3)[1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 33 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Howard Schultz
Location(s) Panama
Philippines
Bora Bora
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Lighthearted Entertainment
Release
Original network VH1
Original release July 17, 2014 (2014-07-17) – September 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)
External links
Official website www.vh1.com/shows/dating-naked/

The second season, re-titled Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps and filmed in the Philippines, premiered on July 22, 2015[2] and concluded on September 16, 2015.[3]

The third season, hosted by Rocsi Diaz and filmed in Bora Bora, premiered on June 29, 2016 and concluded on September 14, 2016.[1]

On April 14, 2017, VH1 announced that Dating Naked was canceled after three seasons, though VH1 left open the possibility of a future series reboot.[4]

Contents

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 11 July 17, 2014 (2014-07-17) September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25)
2 10 July 22, 2015 (2015-07-22) September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)
3 12 June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29) September 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)

EpisodesEdit

Season 1Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Joe and Wee Wee" July 17, 2014 (2014-07-17) 0.83[5]
2 2 "Steven and Taryn" July 24, 2014 (2014-07-24) 0.69[6]
3 3 "Keegan and Diane" July 31, 2014 (2014-07-31) 1.04[7]
4 4 "Chuck and Camille" August 7, 2014 (2014-08-07) 0.59[8]
5 5 "Mike and Candace" August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14) 0.74[6]
6 6 "Greg and Ashley" August 21, 2014 (2014-08-21) 0.54[9]
7 7 "AJ and Liddy" August 28, 2014 (2014-08-28) 0.56[10]
8 8 "Mike and Moenay" September 4, 2014 (2014-09-04) 0.67[11]
9 9 "Sean and Juliet" September 11, 2014 (2014-09-11) 0.53[6]
10 10 "The Wedding" September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18) 0.59[6]
11 11 "Joe and MJ" September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25) 0.41[6]

Season 2: Playing for KeepsEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
12 1 "Strip Down and Buckle Up" July 22, 2015 (2015-07-22) 0.48[12]
13 2 "Catch and Release" July 22, 2015 (2015-07-22) 0.47[12]
14 3 "Front-Runners and Back Burners" July 29, 2015 (2015-07-29) 0.59[13]
15 4 "Check and Mate" August 5, 2015 (2015-08-05) 0.56[14]
16 5 "Two Young and Too Restless" August 12, 2015 (2015-08-12) 0.58[15]
17 6 "Big Fights and Bald Heads" August 19, 2015 (2015-08-19) 0.73[16]
18 7 "Smooches and Sabotages" August 26, 2015 (2015-08-26) 0.75[17]
19 8 "Passive and Aggressive" September 2, 2015 (2015-09-02) 0.61[18]
20 9 "Eavesdroppers and Ultimatums" September 9, 2015 (2015-09-09) 0.64[19]
21 10 "Arrivals and Departures" September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16) 0.78[20]

Season 3Edit

The third season premiered on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.[1]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
22 1 "Stripped & Searching" June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29) 0.62[21]
23 2 "Two-Faces and Suitcases" July 6, 2016 (2016-07-06) 0.69[22]
24 3 "Drag and Drop" July 13, 2016 (2016-07-13) 0.47[23]
25 4 "Vamps and Gramps" July 20, 2016 (2016-07-20) 0.59[24]
26 5 "Shark Bait and Heart Breaks" July 27, 2016 (2016-07-27) 0.64[25]
27 6 "Lap Dances and Second Chances" August 3, 2016 (2016-08-03) 0.49[26]
28 7 "Pub Crawls and Great Balls" August 10, 2016 (2016-08-10) 0.51[27]
29 8 "Reset and Game On" August 17, 2016 (2016-08-17) 0.46[28]
30 9 "Hit It and Quit It" August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24) 0.55[29]
31 10 "Kiss & Don't Tell" August 31, 2016 (2016-08-31) 0.54[30]
32 11 "Chakras & Awe" September 7, 2016 (2016-09-07) N/A
33 12 "Returns & Exchanges" September 14, 2016 (2016-09-14) N/A

ReceptionEdit

Allison Davis wrote that the show "push[es] the boundaries of courtship and creatively expand[s] the list of activities you can do in the nude," but also criticized the show's pool scenes for being too revealing.[31] Emily Hewett described it as "the most awkward show on television."[32] A more negative review from Time described the show as a typical reality dating show "once you (and the contestants) get used to the nudity gimmick".[33]

Worldwide releaseEdit

Country Network Premiere date
  Australia Eleven 9 October 2014 – present
  Brazil Discovery Home & Health 2016 – present
  Canada M3 2014 – present
  Germany TLC February 14, 2015 – present
  Portugal SIC Radical September 17, 2016 – present
  United Kingdom TLC 2014 – present

ControversyEdit

In August 2014, Jessie Nizewitz, a contestant on the third episode of Season 1, which aired on July 31, 2014, filed a lawsuit against Viacom, as well as Firelight Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment for $10 million, after they broadcast an uncensored shot of her crotch.[34]

Two months later, Viacom, Firelight Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, claiming that Nizewitz was in violation of her contract in filing a lawsuit. Viacom, in its petition for dismissal held that, "Before filming began, she signed not one but three agreements, in which she expressly and repeatedly agreed that she would participate and be filmed fully nude: that footage could be exhibited and distributed without restriction; that the producers would have sole discretion in how the footage was edited; that she waived any right to sue over her appearance on the show; and that she would be liable for attorneys fees should she sue in violation of her contract."[35]

In March 2015, the lawsuit was dismissed by a New York Supreme Court judge.[36]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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