“Married at First Sight” Season 4 is going to look very different. The series is moving to a new city, and participants will have new experts to help them navigate their marriage to a complete stranger.
The summer episodes will take place in Miami, and the 14-episode season will also introduce two new matchmakers. As previously reported, sexologist Dr. Logan Levkoff, psychologist Dr. Joseph Cilona and spiritual advisor Greg Epstein decided to leave the series at the end of last season. Instead of four experts, Season 4 will only have three. Joining sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz are Rachel DeAlto and Pastor Calvin Roberson.
DeAlto is a communication and relationship expert. The new “MAFS” lead has communications and law degrees. On her website, she says those have given her “a very strong foundation in interpersonal communications and relationships.” DeAlto is also a certified personal coach as well as a certified hypnotherapist. “Married at First Sight” fans can check out her advice in her 2012 book, “Flirt Fearlessly: The A to Z Guide to Getting Your Flirt On.’
Roberson seems to be taking over Epstein’s position. The pastor works at an Atlanta-based ministry, Progression Church. “Since January, I've been flying from ATL [sic] to Miami, filming as the new relationship expert and spiritual adviser on the hit A&E docuseries, Married at First Sight!” he wrote on the church’s Facebook. “So happy to be a part of this incredible project!”
Roberson, who is also known as Pastor Cal, has worked in several different fields as a New York Stock Exchange representative and a Dean of Arts at Duke Ellington School of Arts in Washington. He has been a pastor for 15 years, according to his website. He also works as a relationship coach alongside his wife, Wendy.
The two seem to have plenty of experience helping couples, which is necessary for this job. “Married at First Sight” pairs together strangers who seem like perfect matches on paper. They meet each other at the altar when they’re getting married, and as audiences who have seen the past three seasons know, that isn’t an easy way to find a soul mate.
Only two of the nine couples the show has matched so far have stayed together. Cortney and Jason Carrion as well as Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner from “Married at First Sight” Season 1 are still together. The couples celebrated their two-year anniversaries earlier this year, and their relationships are still chronicled on the FYI TV show “Married At First Sight: The First Year” and the web series “Married Life.” Audiences will have to tune in to see if any of the Miami couples are as successful.
“Married At First Sight: The First Year” Season 4 premieres Tuesday, July 26, at 9 p.m. EDT on FYI.