Yes, Catfish will follow internet couples who have never met.
The twist, of course, is that one of the people involved is a
total phony, probably operating several Facebook accounts
and generally being a creep. What fun to have both sides of
these misguided pairings exposed on television.
Catfish filmmaker and subject Yaniv Schulman developed the
series with filmmaker Max Joseph. Schulman acknowledged
that most of the stories the show documents do not have
happy endings — because that's what happens when you
create a false persona to date strangers on the internet.
Like the film Catfish (and every other reality show MTV has
ever aired), the series will likely face claims of authenticity.
It's going to have to be extra sad and weird to keep dubious
viewers turning in — but are we really ready for The Real
Housewives of Facebook?