Friendzone (MTV series)

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Friendzone
Genre Reality
Created by SallyAnn Salsano
Damon Epps
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 87
Production
Executive producer(s) SallyAnn Salsano
Stephanie Lydecker
Producer(s) Jill Garelick Jeffrey Ruggles
Julie Van Groll
Josh Lansky
Erika Bryant
Krista Van Nieuwburg
Nicole Walberg
Timothy J. Hamilton
Sheonna Mix
Josh Peters
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) 495 Productions
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Picture format 480i (SDTV; letterboxed)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run November 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)  – present
External links
Website

Friendzone is a dating/relationship reality television series produced by 495 Productions[1] and airing on MTV. The show follows people who have romantic feelings for one of their best friends. Sally Ann Salsano created the show based upon one of her personal experiences.[2] The theme song is "Two Hearts" by Keegan DeWitt.[3]

Premise[edit]

Each episode of Friendzone features two stories. In each story, the person with romantic feelings (the crusher) wants to express their feelings to the target of his/her feelings (the crushee).

At the very beginning of the show, both crushers featured are introduced and each mentions their crushee. Of the 174 crusher-crushee pairs featured in seasons one through four, 155 are opposite-sex and 19 are same-sex (8 male pairs and 11 female pairs). Later both crushers mention the premise of the show. Each crusher tells the crushee that he or she is preparing for a blind date and asks the crushee for assistance. But the date is actually for the crushee. The crusher's goal is to get out of the "friend zone".[4]

The first part of the show follows these preparations and the crusher speaks to the camera about his or her feelings towards the crushee. Often, the crusher talks about how nervous he or she is that the crushee will say yes or no. Some worry if the friendship will remain if the crushee refuses the date. The crushee will also talk to the camera about the crusher, often in a very positive but platonic manner, unaware of the crusher's feelings towards him or her.

After the crusher and crushee arrive at the location of the date, the crushee leaves the crusher ready for their date. On most stories, the crusher will then call back the crushee and then say that the blind date is really between the crusher and the crushee. The crushee will then respond to the crusher's feelings. Very rarely, the crusher gets cold feet and allows the crushee to walk away.

Sometimes the crushee will tell the crusher that the feelings are not mutual and suggest they remain friends. In these cases, the crusher will usually be upset and say so to the camera while the crushee will say his or her feelings as well.

Other times, the crushee will agree to the date. In these shows, the crusher will usually be very happy and show his or her joy to the camera. Then, the date will be shown. Not all dates wind up well. Some crushees have agreed to dates to be nice even though they really had no romantic feelings for the crusher and usually wind up mentioning the truth during or after the date, hurting the crusher's feelings. Other times, the date goes well and a relationship starts between the crusher and the crushee. In some cases, the crushee will already have romantic feelings for the crusher but was also too scared to express his or her feelings as well.

Production[edit]

Four seasons of Friendzone have aired, featuring 174 crusher-crushee pairs in 87 episodes.[5]

Most of the episodes of the first season took place in the Northeast. All of the episodes of the second season were based in Florida.[6] The third season was filmed in the Midwest, including more than one episode with students from the University of Michigan. All of the episodes in Season Four took place in California, Oregon or Washington.

Casting has begun for the fifth season. There were casting calls in Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville [7]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 [5][edit]

Episode Original Air Date[8] First Date Crusher First Date Crushee First Date Location Second Date Crusher Second Date Crushee Second Date Location
1 November 1, 2011 Gaby Nick Not listed Connor Brittanie Not listed
2 November 2, 2011 Kevin Janine Not listed Heather Gary Not listed
3 November 3, 2011 Christie Dylan Somerset, NJ Peter Victoria Freehold, NJ
4 November 4, 2011 Alex Anthony Medford, NY Dan Katie Little Silver, NJ
5 November 7, 2011 Fitz Michelle Not listed Shelly Anthony Wading River, NY
6 November 8, 2011 Jamie Steve Neptune City, NJ Jackie Frank Manorville, NY
7 November 9, 2011 Jeremy Amanda Manhattan, NY Nate Stephanie North Haledon, NJ
8 November 10, 2011 Angelica John Franklin Square, NY Shivani Parth Lodi, NJ
9 November 18, 2011 Katy Brian New York, NY Jaci Ed Keansburg, NY (typo?)
10 November 21, 2011 Polly Tyler West Longridge, NJ Stephanie Josh Bethpage, NY
11 November 22, 2011 Stephanie Mike City Island, NJ (typo?) Sean Kate Not listed
12 November 28, 2011 B-Hawk Toni New York, NY David Maia New York, NY
13 November 29, 2011 Kris Lauren New City, NY Rachel Billy Not listed
14 November 30, 2011 Bryan Megan Not listed Kenise James The Bronx, NY
15 December 7, 2011 Krystal Nishell Yonkers, NY Mike Rachel Not listed
16 December 8, 2011 Alex Chelsea White Plains, NY Asha Chris Radnor, PA
17 December 20, 2011 Aja Charles Philadelphia, PA Paulie Bethany Moonachie, NJ
18 December 20, 2011 Danielle Chris Bridgewater, NJ Jenna Christie Staten Island, NY
19 Not listed Nicole Chris Philadelphia, PA Andrew Sarah Tom's River, NJ
20 [9] December 8, 2011 Franklin Erica Philadelphia, PA Wayne Megan Palmyra, NJ
21 [10] December 20, 2011 Scott Lauren Forked River, NJ Sid Courtney Tom's River, NJ

Season 2 [5][edit]

Episode Original Air Date[11] First Date Crusher First Date Crushee First Date Location Second Date Crusher Second Date Crushee Second Date Location
1 May 29, 2012 Yohamna James Tampa, FL Joe Lacey Plant City, FL
2 May 30, 2012 Cassie Sean Lutz, FL Nyk Katie Spring Hill, FL
3 May 31, 2012 Antonio Megan Bartow, FL Stormy Grover Gibsonton, FL
4 June 1, 2012 Jojo Sydney Madeira Beach, FL Kristen Jeremiah Tampa, FL
5 June 5, 2012 Nicole Tom Indian Rocks, FL Agape Jen Ybor City, FL
6 June 6, 2012 Spenser Blanca Tampa, FL Nazzy Joel Tampa, FL
7 June 11, 2012 Amy Tino Tampa, FL Tonee Ryan Plant City, "NY" (typo?)
8 June 13, 2012 Caiti Kevin Plant City, FL Jarvis Naz Brandon, FL
9 June 14, 2012 Ryan Taylor Bradenton, FL Ashley Colin Tampa, FL
10 June 15, 2012 Danny Sabra Orlando, FL Travis Kelly Orlando, FL
11 June 18, 2012 Luna Lola Orlando, FL Carleen Jessica Orlando, FL
12 June 19, 2012 Bianca Taylor Orlando, FL Tanner Keleigh Sarasota, FL
13 June 22, 2012 Lauren Travis Tampa, FL Chris Terra St. Petersburg, FL
14 June 25, 2012 Megan Jake Tampa, FL Joey Bebo Orlando, FL
15 June 26, 2012 Mariah Jorge Tampa, FL Dane Jennifer Tampa, FL
16 June 29, 2012 Justice Kayla Orlando, FL Andrew Liz Orlando, FL
17 July 2, 2012 Memo Steph Bradenton, FL Percy Jasmine Orlando, FL
18 July 5, 2012 Andrew Brittany Orlando, FL Myke Seanna Orlando, FL
19 July 6, 2012 Alex Ahijah Tampa, FL James Lauren Tampa, FL
20 July 10, 2012 Stephanie Shorty Sarasota, FL Mary-Kate Austin Orlando, FL
21 July 11, 2012 Lauren Daren Orlando, FL Juan Hope Orlando, FL
22 July 12, 2012 Robin Chelsey Sarasota, FL Tyler Lauren Sarasota, FL

Season 3 [5][edit]

Episode Original Air Date [12] First Date Crusher First Date Crushee First Date Location Second Date Crusher Second Date Crushee Second Date Location
1 January 22, 2013 Crystal Kenny Palatine, IL Chris Stephanie Chicago, IL
2 January 23, 2013 Michelle Andrew Chicago, IL Tanesha Fred Chicago, IL
3 January 24, 2013 Annie Wes Plainfield, IL Josh Kelly Skokie, IL
4 January 25, 2013 Matt Jessie Plainville, IL Maria Jonathan Chicago, IL
5 January 28, 2013 Adauto Diana Chicago, IL Josie Dalton Hoffman Estates, IL
6 January 29, 2013 Shawn Alex Greenfield, WI Sandra Jellie Milwaukee, WI
7 January 30, 2013 Paige Tahj Beloit, WI Kim Dan Milwaukee, WI
8 January 31, 2013 Alex Raine Chicago, IL Dan Candace Chicago, IL
9 February 1, 2013 Manny Mack Markham, IL James Sam Elmhurst, IL
10 February 5, 2013 John Leah Ann Arbor, MI Clarissa Joe Southfield, MI
11 February 6, 2013 Day Curtis Northville, MI Derian Kelsey Northville, MI
12 February 11, 2013 Tebyus Jasmine Brown Deer, WI Alec Felicia Milwaukee, WI
13 February 12, 2013 Kat Alla Milwaukee, WI Maya Mike Hartfield, WI (sp?)
14 February 13, 2013 Nick Amber Livonia, MI Ben Chris Armada, MI
15 February 15, 2013 Will Keke Flossmoor, IL Trey Ashley Milwaukee, WI
16 February 19, 2013 Sieria Richard Whitefish Bay, WI Alantae Janay Belleville, MI
17 February 20, 2013 Connor Ally Commerce, MI Grace Mike Ann Arbor, MI
18 February 22, 2013 Rob Sara St. Clair Shores, MI Gabriella Darryl Detroit, MI
19 February 25, 2013 Cameron Briana Lincoln Park, IL Martrell Raven Chicago, IL
20 February 26, 2013 Amanda Adam Ann Arbor, MI Nichole Derek Oak Creek, WI
21 Unknown Ty Missy West Bloomfield, MI Tiara Matt Farmington, MI
22 Unknown Kim Bryan Holbrook, NY Mike Sarah St. Clair Shores, MI

Season 4 [5][edit]

Episode Original Air Date [13] First Date Crusher First Date Crushee First Date Location Second Date Crusher Second Date Crushee Second Date Location
1 September 9, 2013 Sara Ricky San Francisco, CA Ricardo Marco San Francisco, CA
2 September 10, 2013 Sophia Pascal Santa Cruz, CA Vanessa Sam Santa Cruz, CA
3 September 11, 2013 Gaylen Melissa San Francisco, CA Simon Crystal El Sobrante, CA
4 September 12, 2013 Mikey Frankie Union City, CA Garrett Lauren Berkeley, CA
5 September 16, 2013 Mackenzie Riley Corvallis, OR George Sandra Eugene,OR
6 September 17, 2013 Monica Gabe Oakland,CA Tiger Marcus Pacifica, CA
7 September 18, 2013 Jon Georgia Eugene, OR Bo Brooke Seattle, WA
8 September 23, 2013 Marie Barrington Eugene, OR Jazzmin Korey Hayward, CA
9 September 24, 2013 Colton Colton Seattle, WA Rome Stephanie Seattle, WA
10 September 26, 2013 Armani Ameerah Berkeley, CA Mackenzie Jeremy Hayward, CA
11 September 27, 2013 Jimmy Megan Seattle, WA Kitty Sam Duvall, WA
12 September 27, 2013 Kyle Christine Eugene, OR Tatum Andy Eugene, OR
13 September 30, 2013 Cassidy Ben Lodi, CA Celeste Lilah Berkeley, CA
14 October 1, 2013 AJ Pedro Seattle, WA Rosa Aaron Seattle, WA
15 October 2, 2013 Liliana Shaq Puyallup, WA Kris Demi Tacoma, WA
16 October 3, 2013 Diego Jackie Kingston, WA Parker Hunter Seattle, WA
17 October 4, 2013 Jessica Adam Seattle, WA Zac Ashley Seattle, WA
18 October 7, 2013 Amara David Normandy Park, WA Kitty Anthony Seattle, WA
19 October 8, 2013 Taylor Connor Seattle, WA Chris Kate Seattle, WA
20 October 9, 2013 Javier Ashley Bellevue, WA Taylor Mecos Auburn, WA
21 October 10, 2013 Brie Rob Mountain View, CA Evan Maria Mountain View, CA
22 October 11, 2013 Anthony Alex Snohomish, WA Jordan Sam Seattle, WA

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