The BEST Episodes of Catfish: The TV Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2019

Network: MTV (US)

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 2010 documentary film "Catfish'' comes a TV version, which follows the journey of couples who have formed an online relationship but have never met in person. Filmmakers Yaniv "Nev'' Schulman -- whose own online love drama was the subject of the "Catfish'' film -- and Max Joseph travel around the country to tell the stories of these hopeful romantic partners, and each hourlong episode is filled with mystery, surprises, and sometimes even shocking revelations as one partner discovers the truth about his or her significant other. What will happen when they meet in real life for the first time?

Lauren & Derek

#1 - Lauren & Derek

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 16, 2013

Lauren met Derek on MySpace nearly 8 years ago. Since then she's relied on him for everything — Derek's funny and caring, and he even supported Lauren after she had a baby with a now former boyfriend. Lauren knows that Derek is the man of her dreams and she can't wait to take the next step with him. The only problem is, they've never met in real life or even video chatted. Every time she's tried to see Derek he's always had an excuse. Lauren strongly believes that Derek could be her future husband and she feels that he can be a good father to her three-year-old son.

star 8.25
150 votes
Angel & Remy

#2 - Angel & Remy

Season 7 - Episode 32 - Aired Jul 3, 2019

Nev and co-host Elle King help Angel find her online love, Remy.

star 7.97
36 votes
Kristina & Faith

#3 - Kristina & Faith

Season 7 - Episode 30 - Aired Jun 19, 2019

When Kristina met Faith in a chatroom, she didn't intend to fall in love and betray her fiancé; now Nev and co-host Tallulah Willis navigate a treacherous love triangle as they embark on an epic hunt to find the truth.

star 7.86
35 votes
Spencer & Katy

#4 - Spencer & Katy

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 17, 2016

Spencer reveals that he has been having a relationship with a pop star, and the Catfish team sets out to find the truth.

star 7.76
323 votes
Derek & Annabelle

#5 - Derek & Annabelle

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 15, 2018

star 7.76
120 votes
Ashley & Mike

#6 - Ashley & Mike

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 3, 2013

For over seven years, Ashley has sent dramatically altered photos of herself to her soul mate, Mike, to make her look thinner and more attractive to him. Mike, who appears to be an extraordinarily fit and handsome young man, lives several states away in New Jersey. Saddled by insecurities around her weight and a fear of going out in public, Ashley has become more reliant on her online connection to Mike with each passing year, but has always found an excuse not to meet up with him.

star 7.73
132 votes
Artis & Jess

#7 - Artis & Jess

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 27, 2013

Artis' life changed five months ago when he met Jess, a sexy, blonde beauty, on Facebook. Although Artis and Jess each were in relationships at the time and still living with their significant others, they still believed they had found the true love they so desperately wanted. Even though Artis has seen only one photo of Jess, he's willing to risk everything to be with her and is ready to meet Jess in person.

star 7.70
136 votes
Kayla & Courtney

#8 - Kayla & Courtney

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 27, 2016

When Kayla was two her father killed her mother and then later committed suicide. Years later, Kayla is sent a message from Courtney, a woman claiming to be channeling her dead father's spirit.

star 7.70
309 votes
Dylan & Savenia

#9 - Dylan & Savenia

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 7, 2018

Dylan's desperately fallen for a beautiful model with an elusive secret. With all the standard red flags, Nev and Max assume it's an open and shut case. The truth, however, is something stranger than fiction.

star 7.69
185 votes
Ramon & Paola

#10 - Ramon & Paola

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 9, 2013

Ramon spends most of his time in a dead-end job in a town that he's struggling to escape. His one shining glimmer of happiness is Paola, a girl he met on Facebook and established an exclusive online relationship with. After many failed attempts to video chat with Paola, she finally relented and connected with Ramon briefly. However, Ramon saw a completely different-looking girl on his video screen before she hung up -- and he's been baffled ever since.

star 7.65
140 votes
Rod & Ebony

#11 - Rod & Ebony

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 21, 2013

Rod hasn't been honest with "Ebony" about what he looks like or his name, which he told her is "KJ" in the 4 years they have been talking.

star 7.65
124 votes
Jen & Skylar

#12 - Jen & Skylar

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 30, 2013

Having dealt with a number of bullies in her past, teenager Jen relies on online communities to establish relationships. Jen has many friends around the world, but Skylar is by far the most special one to her. After meeting on a gaming site, in a flash, Jen and Skylar went from innocent online bantering to constant flirtatious texting. Now, Jen is ready to take things to the next level, but she's never met Skylar in person and has only two pictures of him. Jen is scared to push the reticent Skylar too hard, but she's desperate to know if he could really be her first true love.

star 7.64
120 votes
Keyonnah & Bow Wow

#13 - Keyonnah & Bow Wow

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 8, 2013

Keyonnah has been a fan of the rapper Bow Wow since she was growing up. She messages him one day and is shocked when he messages her back. They have been talking for 4 months, but Keyonnah is suspicious when he refuses to video chat.

star 7.63
110 votes
Derek & Kristen

#14 - Derek & Kristen

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 1, 2013

Derek is a veteran and a single father who was cheated on by his ex-wife.

star 7.62
105 votes
Mathan & Leah

#15 - Mathan & Leah

Season 7 - Episode 29 - Aired Jun 12, 2019

Nev and co-host Kamie Crawford help Mathan find Leah, a girl he's been talking to for a decade yet can never meet; but Leah has shocking secrets beyond their wildest imaginations that will lead them on one of their toughest chases to date.

star 7.62
39 votes
Writers: Sarah Carey
Jeff & Megan

#16 - Jeff & Megan

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 2, 2014

After a string of bad luck with women, Jeff believes he has finally found his dream girl Megan. However, Megan is starting to sound off Catfish alarms and Jeff is ready to find out if Megan is who she says she is.

star 7.61
150 votes
Lucas & Many

#17 - Lucas & Many

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 10, 2016

When Jayme learns that her online boyfriend is fake and that he is catfishing other women as well, she enlists the help of Nev and Max to stop him.

star 7.61
266 votes
Candic & Titus

#18 - Candic & Titus

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 24, 2016

star 7.58
305 votes
Marvin & Austin

#19 - Marvin & Austin

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 29, 2017

After months of sexting with a hot model he met on a hookup app, Marvin is eager to meet him in person. Max and sidekick, singer Chantal Claret, agree to help Marvin find his crush.

star 7.58
369 votes
Sheila & Rich Dollaz

#20 - Sheila & Rich Dollaz

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired Dec 12, 2018

Nev and co-host Nick Young, aka Swaggy P, are hot on a case to help Sheila figure out if she’s being romanced by LOVE & HIP HOP’s Rich Dollaz. Is it just a fan girl crush or is Sheila really talking to the bad boy reality star?

star 7.57
86 votes
Danny & Rosa

#21 - Danny & Rosa

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 15, 2017

Danny wants to build a family with his online love in spite of her violent past, but Nev and Max discover possible ties to a former catfish.

star 7.57
456 votes
Colleen & Tony

#22 - Colleen & Tony

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired May 10, 2017

Colleen met Tony online and fell madly in love. Though they’ve never met, Tony proposed to Colleen over the phone and she accepted. Now, Nev and Max help her finally face the truth to reveal the mystery man she’s engaged to.

star 7.57
407 votes
Rico & Ja'Mari

#23 - Rico & Ja'Mari

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 28, 2013

Rico lives in the United States but is torn on whether or not to continue his online relationship with a man named "Ja'mari" or move to England to be with his ailing mother.

star 7.56
123 votes
Jesse & Brian

#24 - Jesse & Brian

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 20, 2013

When Jesse was introduced to Brian on Facebook, she thought she'd hit the jackpot. Brian is a former Marine, a true gentleman, and handsome to boot. They made plans to meet and Jesse drove hundreds of miles to see him, but Brian never showed up and stopped answering her calls. The next day, Jesse begged Brian to explain why he stood her up, but he refused to give a reason. Now, three years later, Brian has asked her to move halfway across the country to live with him. Jesse feels that Brian could be the perfect guy for her and she's ready for a fresh start.

star 7.56
91 votes
Mike & Caroline

#25 - Mike & Caroline

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 15, 2013

Mike, a struggling artist from Pensacola, Florida, fell in love online with a beautiful redhead named Caroline over a year and a half ago. But as their connection grew, so did Mike's suspicions, since they live in the same city and Caroline has continually evaded his attempts to meet. Strangely, Caroline often makes her presence known by sending Mike pictures of the exterior of his workplace and has even left a note on his car when it was parked in front of his house. Regardless, Mike continues to grow more invested in his relationship with Caroline, especially when he learned that she was diagnosed with colon cancer and needs his support. Mike can't tear himself away from this intensely bizarre love affair, but does wonder if he's being preyed upon by a stalking catfish. Is Caroline an imposter -- or is she the real love of his life and just afraid her illness will come between them?

star 7.56
108 votes