| 4.6/10 |
33 (list of episodes)
17 July 2014
Amy Paffrath, Rocsi Diaz
| Jessie Nizewitz, Amy Paffrath, Rocsi Diaz, Keegan Moyer, Steven Brandon|
Dating Naked is an American reality dating game show shown on VH1, which debuted in July 2014. The show matches up several heterosexual contestants who are routinely switched with other contestants, while nude most of the time, blurs the genitals of both sexes, female breasts, and occasionally buttocks. Amy Paffrath served as the host for the first two seasons and was clothed in her appearances. The first season was filmed on an island in Panama.
The second season, which was filmed in the Philippines, was re-titled Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps, and premiered on July 22, 2015, and concluded on September 16, 2015.
The current third season, which is hosted by Rocsi Diaz, and was filmed in Bora Bora, premiered on June 29, 2016.
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The third season premiered on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
Allison Davis wrote that the show "push[es] the boundaries of courtship and creatively expand[s] the list of activities you can do in the nude," but also criticized the show's pool scenes for being too revealing. Emily Hewett described it as "the most awkward show on television." A more negative review from Time described the show as a typical reality dating show "once you (and the contestants) get used to the nudity gimmick".
In August 2014, Jessie Nizewitz, a contestant on the third episode of Season 1, which aired on July 31, 2014, filed a lawsuit against Viacom, as well as Firelight Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment for $10 million, after they broadcast an uncensored shot of her crotch.
Two months later, Viacom, Firelight Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, claiming that Nizewitz was in violation of her contract in filing a lawsuit. Viacom, in its petition for dismissal held that, "Before filming began, she signed not one but three agreements, in which she expressly and repeatedly agreed that she would participate and be filmed fully nude: that footage could be exhibited and distributed without restriction; that the producers would have sole discretion in how the footage was edited; that she waived any right to sue over her appearance on the show; and that she would be liable for attorneys fees should she sue in violation of her contract."
In March 2015, the lawsuit was dismissed by a New York Supreme Court judge.