Lifetime has given a six-season renewal to its popular reality series “Married at First Sight,” also ordering an eight-episode spinoff series called “Married at First Sight: Unmatchables.”
The new spinoff joins previously ordered relationship shows “Battlefield of Love” and the Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Little Matches produced “Swipe Swap” for 2021. “Married at First Sight” is currently airing its 11th season on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Lifetime also previously ordered another “Married at First Sight” spinoff, the remotely shot “Couples Cam,” in April, which airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “Married at First Sight: Australia” airs right after it on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Below is the synopsis for “Unmatchables.”
“Over 65,000 people have applied to participate in the hit series, Married at First Sight…but some people are simply harder to match. Everyone deserves a chance at love, so the new series helps polish up the diamonds in the rough, providing them with strong relationship advice and a lifestyle overhaul to give them an opportunity to shed what’s been stalling real romantic connections in their lives. In each self-contained episode, Pastor Calvin Robertson and Dr. Viviana Coles will mentor two unlucky-in-love singles who simply couldn’t be matched previously and follow as they go through their physical and personal transformations, as they are set up on a date to see if love is in the air and if they have truly found their match.”
“Married at First Sight: Unmatchables” is executive produced by Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler and Ally Simpson from Kinetic Content, along with Gena McCarthy and Cat Rodriguez for Lifetime.
“Married at First Sight: Unmatchables is an exciting new member of our Married at First Sight family,” said Gena McCarthy, executive vice president of development and programming at Lifetime Unscripted. “Each season we see so many amazing, complex and charming people that apply for the main show, but we simply can’t match everyone. ‘Unmatchables’ allows these people a shot at love following our expert-led interventions and transformations.”
“Marrying Millions,” another facet of Lifetime’s popular relationship slate, returns Wednesday, August 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Deadline was first to break the news.