TLC has proposed (and accepted) new seasons for all four of its “90 Day Fiance” series, TheWrap has learned exclusively. Each installment of the hit franchise is set to return in 2018.
Regular ol’ “90 Day Fiance” will be back for a sixth season with brand-new couples. The O.G. show centers around an American and their overseas spouse-to-be. Using a special K-1 visa, these couples are required to get married at the end of only 90 days — or else be forced to return to their home countries.
Season 5 of the flagship series was the franchise’s highest-rated among women 25-54 (with a 1.8) and in total viewers, averaging 2.2 million overall audience members per episode. Those two Nielsen numbers were up a big 20 percent and a bigger 29 percent, respectively, from the prior season.
Initial spinoff “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?” is set to return for its own third season. That one features couples from the original series who gave up everything for a shot at love and the American dream. Having navigated through the K-1 “fiancé visa” process, the couples are now married, but they quickly realize the honeymoon is over as real-life sets in.
The sophomore season of “Happily Ever After” won its time slot with women and grew 13 percent season over season among overall eyeballs.
There’s another post-“90 Day Fiance” series at the Discovery property. Also covering couples that fans haven’t seen since their weddings, “90 Day Fiance: What Now?” is kind of like the digital version of “Happily Ever After?” That standalone show, which is a TLC GO Original series, will again be available to stream on TLC.com and the TLC GO App.
“What Now?” was TLC’s most streamed digital original series of 2017.
Finally, there is usually (and hopefully) a whole lot of long-distance relationship going on before the K-1 visa is ever issued. For that, TLC has greenlit “90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days” for a second season.
This spinoff tells the early stories of folks stateside who believe they’ve met the love of their lives through international dating websites and apps. This series chronicles very first in-person meetings, which often includes an initial trip to a foreign land.
It’s true, viewers cannot get enough of this stuff: “90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days” was TLC’s highest-rated (1.7) and most-watched (2.1 million viewers) freshman series in 2017.
Sharp Entertainment produces the entire “90 Day Fiance” slate of shows for TLC.