MTV to Debut New Dating Show THE HOOK UP, 10/14
MTV is set to debut the all-new half-hour dating series "The Hook Up," airing weekdays at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT, as of Monday, October 14. "The Hook Up," hosted by Andrew Schulz from MTV2's "Guy Code" and MTV's "Girl Code," takes dating to a whole new level. The single contestants, with the help of their friends, sift through four potential daters' social media to discover their perfect match. The couple then receives a VIP date in Hollywood, CA.
Round One: Four daters' silhouettes, names, hometowns, occupations and short descriptions are revealed to the single. The round ends with the elimination of one potential dater.
Round Two: One at a time, the three remaining daters' secrets are exposed through web-creeping of their status updates, tweets, photos and videos, revealing their true online image. Each dater then has the chance to defend themselves. The round ends with the elimination of one dater, leaving two to go head-to-head in the third round.
Round Three: The single finally meets the two remaining daters face-to-face. Schulz presents juicy secrets, quirks and habits about the daters. The single has to decide if these are deal breakers. The daters are given a chance to make their final plea before the single consults with a friend to ultimately decide who to "hook up" with.
The Decision: The twist! Tables are turned when the winning dater gets to see the single's online dirt before accepting the date or choosing the tempting alternative prize.
Andrew Schulz is a native New Yorker known for his edgy, street-smart, unapologetic comedy that relates so well to the newest generation of comedy fans. His youthful energy makes him irresistible to the audience. A regular in the New York comedy circuit, Andrew has performed at Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's, Comedy Cellar and more. He has also performed alongside the country's top acts such as Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, Louis CK, Damon Wayans, Tracy Morgan, Bill Burr, Judah Friedlander and more. He also appeared on the first season of MTV2's "Hip Hop Squares" and hosts the Music Choice show "Certified." His other credits include BET's "The Rewind" and "The Blog Report" and MTV's "New Year's Eve Bash 2010." Andrew can currently been seen on MTV2's "Guy Code" and MTV's "Girl Code."
"The Hook Up" is Executive Produced by Adam Freeman, Adam Reed and Leslie Greif for Thinkfactory Media. Michael Binkow serves as Executive Producer and ShowRunner. Tony DiBari and Karen Frank serve as Executive Producers for MTV. Matthew Parillo and Marcy Dyno are Executives in Charge of Production for MTV.