'Catfish' reels in bigger hoaxes for season 2
Jun 28, 2013 6:38 PM - Max Joseph, co-host of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show," says he has Manti Te'o to thank for catapulting his series into the national spotlight. "Manti Te'o got catfished. It happens. We see it happen every week," Joseph said. "I mean it was amazing for the show, not so amazing for Manti Te'o." The term, which refers to someone using a fake identity to seduce another person online, gained momentum as the title of a 2010 documentary on the topic. Now Joseph and his pal Nev Schulman travel the country to film people embroiled in catfish scenarios.