Married at First Sight is in its eleventh season and remains a big hit with fans. But is it popular enough to renew on Lifetime, or will it be canceled by the network? We’ve got the latest info and it’s great news for fans of MAFS.
Married at First Sight: Did the Show Get Too Big?
The first episode of Married at First Sight aired on July 8, 2014. Since then, the show has developed a major following. Everyone wants to watch as two strangers – hopefully – fall in love. And then there’s the other group that just wants to see the train wrecks.
The show started out with only three couples and 42-minutes airtime. Keep in mind that when it first began, it wasn’t on Lifetime. Back then, the FYI network ran it until 2017. Then, Lifetime picked it up and the show’s thriving at its new home.
Now, the show matches five couples instead of three, and the episodes are much longer, now hitting two hours in length. But will it continue airing on Lifetime or has it run its course? Now, it seems fans crave more Married at First Sight and are tuning in as much as ever.
MAFS Fans Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief
Well, Married at First Sight fans — you can breathe again. Married at First Sight is not canceled. And what’s even better is that Lifetime renewed it with an unprecedented six-season pickup. That means season 12 through 17 are secure. So, grab the popcorn and get ready for marriages, divorces, and lots of delicious drama between.
Season 11 of Married at First Sight is giving insane numbers with a Live+3 average at 1.7 million viewers. This many live viewers is much better than the past two seasons. And it seems like the network doesn’t want to let anyone else get their hands on this hit show.
So far, it doesn’t look like the experts will change either. As long as no one else romances a cast member, everyone should be safe. You might recall Dr. Jessica Griffin chose her relationship with Jon Francetic (season 6) over her reality TV gig. And that’s how MAFS got Dr. Viviana Coles and why Dr. Jessica is no longer on the show. But, she’s got true love – and isn’t that what matters most?
Married at First Sight: The Biggest Order Ever
This is the biggest order Lifetime ever made for a show. And the deal means that Kinetic Content will produce over 400 more hours of Married at First Sight content for them. This is no minor undertaking, but if anyone can do it, it’s definitely them.
And if that wasn’t enough for you, there’s also going to be a spin-off of the show. Lifetime just greenlit the new spin-off called Married at First Sight: Unmatchables, and it is going to be an eight-episode order. So, this looks to be about singles that weren’t paired for the main franchise. It sounds exciting.
Now that you know that Married at First Sight isn’t going off the air, don’t forget to check out the current season on Lifetime at 8 pm on Wednesdays.
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