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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

  • 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 selected 10 gorgeous single women and 10 hot single guys and put them through an extensive matchmaking process to find their perfect match. Now all 20 are living together in Hawaii trying to figure out who is their match. If they do, they’ll split the largest cash prize in MTV history – ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

    Apply for Casting
    Premieres: 6/13 @ 10:00 PM EST MTV
  • These days we’re supposed to be more “connected” than ever, but it’s actually harder than ever to truly connect. Online dates, blind dates, and the latest in ridiculous dating apps all make it hard to see people for who they really are. A new social experiment provides daters with a radical dating experience where before they bare their souls they bare everything else first.

    Apply for Casting
    Premieres: 6/29 VH1
  • Twelve sets of twins go head to head testing their “ twin-tuition” for a grand prize of $222,222.22. But getting there won’t be easy. Viewers will experience double the meltdowns, double the hook-ups, and, of course, double the twists when twin teams are pushed to their limits in unexpected ways. As the strengths and weaknesses of each twin pair is revealed, relationships will be tested and resentments will be exposed. In the end, the pair of twins left standing will win the cash prize, and be crowned as the twinners.

    Apply for Casting
    TBD VH1
  • Labor Games takes viewers where no gameshow has gone before: inside a delivery room! Our host gives couples already in labor the chance to answer trivia questions in order to win life-changing prizes for their child- all before the baby is even born.

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  • In the most remote and beautiful terrains on the planet, ordinary people are dropped into an extraordinary wilderness competition in search of a briefcase filled with $100,000 cash.

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    TBD TNT
  • Beverly Hills is a city full of style, wealth and beauty. Here, plastic surgeons are more popular than the Hollywood stars they work on. But their bank accounts, cars and mansions don’t make them the most talked about men on Rodeo Drive… it’s their wives. This outrageous series takes you into the lives of the Plastic Wives.

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    TBD TLC
  • He was born during a Texas rainstorm. He shot his first mule deer at 3. He once wrestled an 8-foot gator while standing on one leg in a canoe. This guy is the real deal. From gator wrestling to off-roading, Buck Medley is the king of south Texas.

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    TBD Animal Planet
  • One participant. Twenty-one questions. All that is required is the ability to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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  • Have you ever been on a blind date that was so bad, you wish you could trade your date in for a new one? Next allows one eligible single to do just that- five blind dates are waiting for him or her on the “Next Bus.” Not feeling it with the first person who steps off the bus? Just yell “next!” and trade your date in for another! But there’s a catch- the blind daters earn one dollar for every minute they last on their date, and the blind dater who makes it to the end can choose either the love connection with the primary dater, or walk away with the money.

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    TBD MTV
  • In a world of Facebook friends, a new show tests the bonds of friendship. It answers the question, who can you really count on? 1 player must answer 13 questions to win $250,000. But, if they answer a question incorrectly, the only way to stay in the game is to get one of their friends to do something outrageous.

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  • Each episode in this series surprises two individuals with the gift of a lifetime: a physical transformation beyond their wildest dreams. With the help of top professionals, each person receives plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry, weight loss and exercise training, hairstyles, clothing, anything necessary to transform their physical appearance and change their lives forever.

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Our Shows

  • 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 selected 10 gorgeous single women and 10 hot single guys and put them through an extensive matchmaking process to find their perfect match. Now all 20 are living together in Hawaii trying to figure out who is their match. If they do, they’ll split the largest cash prize in MTV history – ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

    Apply for Casting
    Premieres: 6/13 @ 10:00 PM EST MTV
  • These days we’re supposed to be more “connected” than ever, but it’s actually harder than ever to truly connect. Online dates, blind dates, and the latest in ridiculous dating apps all make it hard to see people for who they really are. A new social experiment provides daters with a radical dating experience where before they bare their souls they bare everything else first.

    Apply for Casting
    Premieres: 6/29 VH1
  • Twelve sets of twins go head to head testing their “ twin-tuition” for a grand prize of $222,222.22. But getting there won’t be easy. Viewers will experience double the meltdowns, double the hook-ups, and, of course, double the twists when twin teams are pushed to their limits in unexpected ways. As the strengths and weaknesses of each twin pair is revealed, relationships will be tested and resentments will be exposed. In the end, the pair of twins left standing will win the cash prize, and be crowned as the twinners.

    Apply for Casting
    TBD VH1
  • Labor Games takes viewers where no gameshow has gone before: inside a delivery room! Our host gives couples already in labor the chance to answer trivia questions in order to win life-changing prizes for their child- all before the baby is even born.

    View Show
    TBD TBD

CASTING

  • Group of Friends

    We’re looking for groups of friends who have been through it all – the good, the bad, and the dramatic, You and your friends will compete against other teams to prove that your crew is truly ride or die!

    Apply for Casting
  • Dating Naked

    Lighthearted Entertainment is casting for VH1’s DATING NAKED on an ongoing basis. Are you tired of being single? Do you find the bar scene exhausting? Tried every online dating site imaginable and not finding anyone worth your time? For those who are ready to make themselves VULNERABLE and fully EXPOSE who they are, this dating show is providing the chance to find love.  

    Apply for Casting
  • TWINNING

    Are you an identical twin? LHE is casting for VH1’s TWINNING, an exciting new competition show where twins compete together to win cash and prizes! Please note that you must appear to be between the ages of 21 and 40.  Both you AND your twin must be willing to participate.  

    Apply for Casting
  • 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 huge cash prize! You must be at least 21 years of age by January 1st, 2016. Also, you must be SINGLE, have a big personality and be looking to make a genuine connection.  

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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! https://www.facebook.com/lightheartedtv https://www.facebook.com/TheMomentofTruth http://www.lighthearted.com
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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" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzmslAlkSko Other Links http://www.lighthearted.com https://www.facebook.com/TheMomentofTruth This video is brought to you in part by the miracle medication Azzurx: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6tKO5LuD28
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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: www.lighthearted.com www.facebook.com/pages/Lighthearted-Entertainment/125026020866726 PLUS... Full "Are You The One?" episodes are available here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI3go7o68fM&list=PLBPLVvU_jvGtR5-9TX4E5zt6t5xwDi0bH&index=3
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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: http://www.lighthearted.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lighthearted-Entertainment/125026020866726
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LATEST NEWS

  • VH1’s ‘Dating Naked’ Sets Rocsi Diaz as Season 3 Host

    TheWrap.com (May 24, 2016) – VH1’s popular reality series “Dating Naked” has added former “Entertainment Tonight” co-host and correspondent Rocsi Diaz as host of the show’s upcoming third season, TheWrap has learned exclusively. Diaz is a multi-platform broadcast personality who was also the co-host of BET’s “106 & Park.” Earlier in her career, she hosted a number of popular FM radio programs across the U.S. as well as BET’s nationally syndicated radio program “106 & Park Weekend Countdown” and her own radio program “Rocsi on the Radio.” This season once again features two main daters, David and Natalie, as they search for love on a tropical island paradise. Shot on location in Bora Bora, the two explore the art of romance, free from the burden of the outside world and their clothes. Read more at TheWrap.com  

  • MTV renews ARE YOU THE ONE for a fourth season

    MTV Press Release (November 11, 2015) — MTV today announced a season four renewal for its hit matchmaking experiment “Are You The One?”. The series is coming off the highest-rated episode of its current season with a 1.42 P12-34 L+3 rating – representing a 78% lift versus live + same day – and currently pacing up 8 percent over its prior season. Last week’s airing was also the highest-rated episode since the first season finale in March of 2014. Socially, “Are You The One?” is logging significant gains versus last season on Instagram (+136%), Twitter (+15%) and Facebook (+12%).  In addition, MTV’s been engaging fans throughout the season with more than half a million votes being cast during #PlayAYTO, an interactive TV experience that allows fans to play along with the show and compete to win a trip to Hawaii.  The penultimate episode of season three airs Wednesday, November 11 on …

  • Variety’s Reality Impact Report 2015: Jeff Spangler & Rob LaPlante

    Variety Magazine (September 29, 2015) — Following founder Howard Schultz’s sudden death in late 2014, the duo took over the company, keeping the “lighthearted” mission intact. Since, MTV’s young-skewing hit “Are You the One?,” a spin on the dating genre, has entered its third season, and VH1’s cult favorite “Dating Naked” will follow suit. Continue reading at Variety.com

  • Dating Naked Gets The Greenlight For Season Three

    VH1 Press Release (September 14, 2015) — Fans of pixelated packages and blurred bulges rejoice! Dating Naked is coming back for a third season on VH1. The news arrives as we gear up for one last episode this season in which naked daters Kerri and Chris will finally make a decision — will they choose each other, or someone else that they’ve built a relationship with over the past 10 weeks? Tune in on Wednesday at 9/8c to find out! Continue reading at VH1.com

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