Created bySallyAnn Salsano
Damon Epps
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes108
Executive producersSallyAnn Salsano
Joel Zimmer
Stephanie Lydecker
ProducersJill Garelick Jeffrey Ruggles
Julie Van Groll
Josh Lansky
Erika Bryant
Krista Van Nieuwburg
Nicole Walberg
Timothy J. Hamilton
Sheonna Mix
Josh Peters
Running time30 minutes
Production company495 Productions
Original release
ReleaseNovember 2, 2011 (2011-11-02) –
December 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)

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 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] The show ended on December 2, 2014.


Each episode of Friendzone features two stories. In each story, the person with romantic feelings (the crusher) wants to express these 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 176 crusher-crushee pairs featured in seasons one through four, 157 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 crushes 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.


Five seasons of Friendzone have aired, featuring 216 crusher-crushee pairs in 108 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.

For the fifth season, there were casting calls in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Nashville.[7]


Season 1

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

Season 2

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

Season 3

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

Season 4

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


  1. ^ 495 Productions IMDB site:
  2. ^ Sally Ann Salsano Talks FriendZone:
  3. ^ Two Hearts chosen as MTV theme song: ""Two Hearts" chosen as MTV Theme Song | Keegan DeWitt". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-07-16.
  4. ^ Official MTV Friendzone site:
  5. ^ a b c d e List of Friendzone episode videos:
  6. ^ MTV's 'Friendzone' seeks hopefuls in Central Florida auditions: Archived 2012-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Friendzone Season 5 casting site:
  8. ^ Friendzone Season 1 Episode Guide (TV Guide):
  9. ^ Music From Friendzone Episode 20
  10. ^ Music From Friendzone Episode 21
  11. ^ Music From Friendzone Episode 22
  12. ^ Friendzone Season 2 Episode Guide (TV Guide):
  13. ^ Friendzone Season 3 Episode Guide (TV Guide):
  14. ^ Friendzone Season 4 Episode Guide (TV Guide):