Max Joseph Is Leaving MTV's "Catfish"

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MTV's hit TV show "Catfish" is filming season 7 right now. As if the show wasn't going through enough when co-host Nev Schulman was under investigation, now co-host Max Joseph has announced his departure from the show! The show has been running with both Max and Nev hosting it for 7 years. 

"For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it." - Max Joseph

We've known Max has been balancing both the show and filmmaking for a while now, especially when he left a few episodes temporarily to film his movie, We Are Your Friends (2015). "With 'Catfish' still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit," Max says.

Hey guys, the time has come, sadly, for me to move on from Catfish. Working on this show for the last seven years has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself, my country and human nature in general. Nev and I have become brothers and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes. For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it. With Catfish still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit. Although I have a heavy heart, I am also excited for everything that’s to come—for myself, for Nev, for our crew and for the show. Thank you for watching, thank you for the love, for the memories, and the memes. Don’t be a stranger. You know where to find me. ✌🏻❤️ It really was a fucking blast and I am eternally grateful for every second of it. 🙏🏻 ps, my final episode will air on 8/22

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"Working with Max on “Catfish” has been a blast. What started as a casual friendship quickly turned into a brotherhood. Over the last six years I've learned as much about the internet and society as I have about myself."- Nev Schulman 

Both Nev and Max took to instagram posting a series of photos together, with captions speaking on their friendship and the years they worked together. "Max isn't just a co-host, he's a partner, therapist and brother. His ability to listen, empathize and advise is astounding and has made me a better man," Schulman writes in his caption. 

Now the questions are raising, will there be another co-host with Nev? Who would it be? 

Max's last episode will air August 22nd. 

Well my grey-haired friend, MJ Snores, The Sass-Master, Mr. won’t touch a hotel blanket to his bare skin, it looks like you’ve ridden your last Holiday Inn Express elliptical for awhile. I’m gonna miss you. Working with Max on #Catfish has been a blast. What started as a casual friendship quickly turned into a brotherhood. Over the last six years I've learned as much about the internet and society as I have about myself, Max being there and helping me through every step of the way. In that sense, Max isn't just a co-host, he's a partner, therapist and brother. His ability to listen, empathize and advise is astounding and has made me a better man. Nobody cuts through the noise and dishes the hard truth better than he does. I'm going to miss him a lot. He's my best friend. Period. And of course one of the best colleagues anyone could hope for. As sad as I am that Max is leaving the show, it brings me great joy to know that he is following his heart. While selfishly I'd love to keep him all to myself, the world needs more passionate, creative people and we’ll all benefit from his work to come. If you don't already know about Max's amazing projects as a filmmaker, check out his website maxjoseph.com. Good luck my friend...and no excuses for not facetiming in from time to time. I know your front-facing camera works. Love you brother.

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