MTV Announces New Series ‘Ghosted: Love Gone Missing’; MTV Viewers Criticize Premise of Show

“Nay-sayers, feel free to ghost us, OK?”

MTV is giving “ghost busting” a new meaning with its new mystery-solving series premiering in September. While the show’s premiere is still a month a way, ‘Ghosted’ is already stirring up major controversy due to its premise!

Hosted by The Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay and recording artist Travis Mills, E! Online reports that Ghosted: Love Gone Missing will follow the same premise as MTV’s Catfish where people contact the show’s host for help getting more information on someone. However, the new series will set out to find those who have suddenly disappeared from their relationships. 

According to MTV, Rachel and Travis will help distraught individuals track down and confront a former lover, friend or family member in an effort to uncover the harsh realities of why they ‘ghosted’ them.” Each of the eight episodes of the docuseries will feature two individuals—the ghost and the ghosted. 

Rachel announced the new MTV series on Instagram, calling this the “best week ever.” 

If the series finds as much success as ‘Catfish,’ Rachel (and anyone else involved with the show—namely MTV), will have plenty more “best weeks” ahead. ‘Catfish’ premiered in 2012 and has continued to be a mainstay on the network, with its Season 8 finale airing this week. 

However, the premise of the new series has drawn some criticism on social media, with some even calling the show a form of stalking. 

“Could you imagine someone leaving behind a toxic relationship/friendship, healing, and then an MTV camera crew shows up in your face with that person. That would be super traumatizing for a lot of people,” one person tweeted. 

“If you’re the kind of person who tracks down someone that ghosted you, you’re the reason people feel the need to ghost to protect themselves in the first place,” another commented. 

‘Ghosted: Love Gone Missing’ premieres with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, Sept. 10 on MTV. 

Check out the first look below! 

(Photos: MTV; Instagram) 

16 Comments

  1. Hi, my name is Ashlyn..recently over the last 10 months I have been through something really rough. I fell in love, spent an outrageous amount of money on travel for someone, and then I was ghosted without any explanation. I really want my story to be heard. I really want answers to all this..I can’t truly move on from this. Please help! Thanks-Ashlyn


  2. Seeing as though people don’t cooperate w the show unless they want to appear, I’m cool w it. I’d be on it, tbh.


  3. The Catfish crew revealed in a special episode that people behind the production always investigate way ahead of Nev&Max (or random co-host). They make sure this way that they don’t film a useless episode and the catfish will eventually be ready to come forward. In other words, the catfishing people are actually very well aware of being filmed, and I’m guessing it’s the same process with Ghosting too.


    1. i kinda thought that too, seeing as how the person always shows to meet – and they’re always mic’d…


  4. Is that Jenelle’s face on the video? Hopefully this will be a big hit. Then they will take TM off of tv. Chris and Kail should be on this show.


      1. On Catfish both the Catfisher and Catfishee agree to film with MTV long before the show even tapes. My guess is that will be the case here too. Probably lots of questionable acting Im sure, but I’m watching.


  5. Yea I don’t like that concept. People ghost for a reason, this seems very Danielle and Mohammed from 90 day fiance to me…Mohammed tried his best to ghost that woman, because she was insane, but she would not leave him alone…it turned into harassment IMO.


      1. Totally gonna catch some hate for this but I’m gonna be watching! You have to sign contracts to appear on these shows lol, they don’t really just show up with a camera like SURPRISE! If it was a toxic relationship they can decline and continue moving on.

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