Cable channel VH1 said Monday it’s picking up a second season of its edgy reality series “Dating Naked,” in which hip young singles take it all off in their quest for true love.
The hour-long show has pulled about a million TV viewers every week in the United States, and as many as 750,000 online streams per week, since its premiere in July.
And a dozen participants now consider themselves to be in a relationship with someone they met on the show — including two who are soon to marry each other, VH1 said in a statement.
“The show has turned out to be everything we had hoped for: inspiring, funny and illuminating, and we are thrilled that viewers have embraced it,” said Howard Schultz, president of Lighthearted Entertainment, which produces the series.
Shot in exotic Eden-like locations, “Dating Naked” features twenty-somethings stripping down for blind dates, accompanied by presumably fully-dressed camera crews.
Genitalia are pixelated in post-production, although one 28-year-old participant is suing VH1 for $10 million for allegedly failing to blur out her vagina in a beach wrestling scene.
In an online casting call, producers said they are recruiting men and women “who appear to be between aged 24-32,” with a less than successful dating history, to bare all in season two, which is expected to air in mid-2015.