“The Hook Up” takes advantage of our need to share even our most questionable moments
You make think twice about socialing that rant or compromising photo after watching the series trailer for “The Hook Up.” MTV proves that nothing posted online is truly secret with its new dating show.
“Guy Code” star Andew Schulz hosts the new half-hour dating series, which premieres weekdays at 6/5c beginning Oct. 14.
Over three rounds, single contestants eliminate possible daters starting with the skim details and then moving on to potentially embarrassing evidence presented from the contestant’s social media profiles.
And, when the last contender is left standing, he or she can flip the tables by deciding not to go on the date and opting for an alternative prize. Ouch. There seems to be enough shame to go around.
Here’s how the rounds go down:
Round 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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.
Thinkfactory Media produces “The Hook Up,” with showrunner Michael Binkow (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”).
Watch the new series trailer below: