A second season of Married at First Sight premieres next month, right after the season finale of the MAFS Season 1 spinoff, The First Year. This season will be a bit different than the first, with the show airing 13 episodes featuring three newly arranged marriages on A&E as well as the FYI network.
Last season, viewers were introduced to six singles who were coupled up at the altar, sight unseen. This unique social experiment turned out to be must-see reality TV and fans are excited to see what’s in store for the new season that premieres on March 17.
— A&E Network (@AETV) February 3, 2015
The couples from Season 1 of Married At First Sight included Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix; and Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis; and Monet Bell and Vaughn Copeland. Two couples made it through the “experiment” and one couple’s relationship (Monet and Vaughn) ended in divorce.
The MAFS: The First Year spinoff currently airs on FYI and follows the lives of Jason and Cortney, and Doug and Jamie from the six month mark of their marriage all the way up to their one-year anniversary that they will celebrate in March. Monet and Vaughn are also featured from time to time, with updates on how they are doing now that they are divorced.
— Jason Carrion (@Kr0ss) February 12, 2015
The New York Post reports that the Married at First Sight Season 2 two-hour premiere will air on Tuesday, March 17 at 9 p.m. on A&E. The new season will also be shown on FYI at the same time, and will include home video footage shot by all three couples.
Why the move from FYI over to A&E? The network states that a growing audience is behind the move, with A&E available in 96 million homes and FYI reaching 71 million TV sets. With the first season of the show averaging 919,000 viewers on FYI, the network projects that the fan base will get even bigger for Season 2, so moving to A&E gives the show a better reach.
“Married at First Sight captivated audiences in its first season on FYI with the unconventional journey of people searching for true love. Due to the overwhelming response, we are excited to have the opportunity to expose the series to a bigger audience by moving the original series to A&E and creating a unique version for fans on FYI.”
The network has yet to release the names of the six singles who will be getting married on the show, but promos should be coming soon, perhaps closer to the time that Married at First Sight: The First Year airs its season finale in a few weeks.
[Image: FYI Network]