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Lighthearted Entertainment creates ground-breaking, dynamic unscripted content for television and digital platforms around the world.

Established in 1992 by Howard Schultz, Lighthearted quickly achieved global success with properties such as ABC’s “Extreme Makeover” and Fox’s “The Moment of Truth,” which set the stage for an electric portfolio of thousands of hours of innovative and compelling programming. Today, co-owners and Presidents Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler continue to develop and produce much buzzed-about series, including current hits “Dating Naked” on VH1 and “Are You The One?” on MTV. Learn more…


Our Shows

  • Sat @ 10PM OWN
  • Now Streaming Facebook
  • MTV
  • Wed @ 9PM MTV
  • Series premier Nov 1 @9/8c Oxygen
  • VH1
  • Discovery Life
  • VH1
  • TNT
  • TLC
  • Animal Planet
  • FOX
  • MTV

Our Shows

  • Sat @ 10PM OWN
  • Now Streaming Facebook
  • MTV
  • Wed @ 9PM MTV


  • Relationshipped

    Facebook and Buzzfeed are partnering with Lighthearted Entertainment (creators of MTV’s hit relationship show “Are You The One?”) to bring you Season Two of the smash hit dating show Relationshipped!…

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  • Are You the One?

    Ready to meet your perfect match? MTV’s ARE YOU THE ONE? Apply now for your chance to find the love of your life and compete for your share of a…

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  • Ready to Love

    Are you an Atlanta-based single professional between the ages of 30-50 who is still searching for that special someone?  Are all your friends shocked that you haven’t yet found “the…

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  • Are You The One – Sexually Fluid Individuals

    If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it? In the most ambitious dating experiment ever attempted, MTV will select 11 gorgeous single…

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"The Moment of Truth" Season 2 - Episode 13 (Part 3)
18 December 2015
"The Moment of Truth" is BACK. Lighthearted Entertainment has opened up the archives and is very excited to present Part 3 of Episode 13 from the second season of the #1 new show of 2009. After becoming an American hit, it went on to worldwide fame, being produced in over 40 countries across the globe. The game sounds simple enough... answer 21 questions truthfully and the grand prize of $500,000 is yours! However, most of the contestants end up finding out that facing all of the lies in your life in front of your friends, family, and co-workers with the world watching is the opposite of simple. Please be sure to SUBSCRIBE as there are many more amazing episodes of TMOT to come. Every Friday we'll be releasing a new video at 12pm!
The Big Date - Ep. 50 (Featuring Jon Hamm)
04 April 2014
Lighthearted Entertainment delivers another awesome episode of the hit 90's dating game show "The Big Date" hosted by Mark L. Walberg. Oh yeah... and this one features Jon Hamm! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE as there are many more classic episodes & possible celebrity sightings to come. Lighthearted has also started releasing episodes of their groundbreaking game show "The Moment of Truth" (previously on FOX) "The Moment of Truth" Other Links This video is brought to you in part by the miracle medication Azzurx:
MTV's "Are You The One?" - Anthony's New Hookup Record
21 November 2014
Anthony is determined to make all the women in the house fall in love with him. Be sure to watch him break the show's all-time hookup record on the next full episode of Lighthearted Entertainment's "Are You The One", this Monday 10/9c on MTV! More shows created by Lighthearted Entertainment: PLUS... Full "Are You The One?" episodes are available here!
My Future Valentine
11 February 2015
Lighthearted Entertainment is very proud to present it's first original YouTube video "My Future Valentine". If you had the chance, what would you say to your future Valentine/wife/husband? Please let us know in the comments below! We also invite you to make your own video to your future squeeze and post it to the Twitterverse. #MyFutureValentine "Love is out there. Find it." More classic Lighthearted Entertainment can be found here:


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