‘Dating Naked’ Scores Season 3 Renewal From VH1

Amy Paffrath will return as host; “Playing for Keeps” Season 2 finale runs on Wednesday

"Dating Naked"

First dates just got a little more awkward again: VH1 has renewed “Dating Naked” for a third season.

Amy Paffrath will once again host the nude exploration of romance — a premiere date has yet to be announced.

The concluding sophomore season of “Dating Naked” — subtitled “Playing for Keeps” — has been a real hit for the Viacom cable channel. It has improved its time slot among the key 18-49 demographic by a positive 133 percent year over year in Live + 3 Day viewing.

Season 2 has followed two primary daters, Kerri and Chris, in their search for love on a tropical island paradise. Each week, two new men and two new women have arrived on the island to strip down for a shot at igniting a spark with the primary daters. Fans are a mere two days away from finding out their final choices: The Season 2 finale of “Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps” runs Wednesday at 9 p.m. on VH1.

“Dating Naked” was created and is produced by Lighthearted Entertainment. Executive producers are Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler. Executive producers for VH1 are Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly and Tricia Biggio.