It seems “Married at First Sight” doesn’t want to settle down. The FYI reality show has been renewed for Season 5, but it will not return to Miami. Instead, the experts will head to Chicago.
The reality show’s premise is right in the title. Two strangers meet at the altar and get hitched. The show has a panel of experts who try to match the participants with the person who seems best for them on paper. The newlyweds have six weeks to decide if they want to stay together or get divorced.
“Married at First Sight,” which started in 2014, started in New York and stayed in the Big Apple for two years. It moved to Atlanta and then Miami for Seasons 3 and 4, respectively. Season 5 will be the first time the show has traveled to the Midwest.
The new location will not affect the experts, though. Sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz, who has been with the show since the beginning, will travel to the Windy City. Pastor Cal Roberson and communication expert Rachel DeAlto will also return for their second season on the show.
The experts will be working on more than just “Married at First Sight,” though. They are also helping David Norton and Vanessa Nelson on “Married at First Sight: Second Chances.” The spinoff will follow the two singles, who each divorced their spouses after “MAFS” Season 3, as they try to find love again. This time, however, they’re dating before they head down the aisle.
Production is already underway on Season 5 of “Married at First Sight.” The new season will once again follow three couples through their first weeks of marriage. The odds are against them, though. Only two of the first nine couples to participate are still married. Audiences will find out if more couples can call the experimental show successful when the Season 4 finale airs Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. EDT on FYI.
FYI has not announced a premiere date for “Married at First Sight” Season 5, but it will debut in 2017.