“Married At First Sight” Season 2 is about to marry a bunch of new strangers. After a successful first season and spinoff series, FYI has announced the premiere date for the new season as well as its new home. It seems “Married At First Sight” Season 2 will debut on March 17 on A&E at 9 p.m. EST with a two-hour premiere, the NY Post reports.
The network switch comes after “Married At First Sight” successfully launched FYI. The network, which kicked off in July, reaches 71 million homes while A&E can be found in 96 million homes. With just under 1 million viewers for Season 1, the move was likely made to increase ratings.
However, FYI will still air their own special version of “Married At First Sight” Season 2. FYI will air the same episode of “Married At First Sight” at the same time, but their version will include home video footage. This will likely be similar to the Diary Cam footage that viewers have seen before.
“Married At First Sight” uses four relationship experts to match up perfect strangers. The couples are perfect matches on paper, and during the series, they have one month to find out if their scientific match is their soulmate. Two out of three couples (Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner, along with Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix) made it through the first season of the docu-series as husband and wife and now star in “Married At First Sight: The First Year.” Vaughn Copeland and Monet Bell, however, went through a divorce. This year’s cast is still unannounced, but at least one expert will return. Sexologist Dr. Logan Levkoff has spoken to Vulture about working on Season 2, and some of her fellow experts will likely follow.