The release date for Married at First Sight season 5 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Married at First Sight season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. FYI has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Show background and concept
On July 26, 2016 the fourth set of three couples entered the experiment that lives by the rules of Married at First Sight, as the fourth season of the series aired on FYI and A&E simultaneously. The series follows the format of a Danish show with the same concept, and has been very popular internationally.
The premise is that complete strangers matched by professionals of various kinds (a sexologist, a psychologist, a sociologist and a spiritual advisor) agree to “blind marriage”. After a month of married life they decide whether they want to stay married or get divorced. Even though none of the couples from the first two seasons remained together, three more pairs of soon-to-be newlyweds are marching onto the stage with an optimistic outlook. The second season was set in New York, the next one featured singles from Atlanta, and in the current fourth season the production returned to Miami. This season there are two new experts on the advisor crew – Rachel DeAlto, a specialist in relationships and interpersonal communication and Pastor Calvin Robertson, an experienced marriage counselor, while psychologist Dr. Cilona and sexologist Dr. Levkoff have not returned to the show for this chapter.
Reviews and renewal prospects
Married at First Sight is entertaining to an extent – to the same extent as looking into a peephole is. There is a difference, of course, in that the people on the show obviously wanted this exposure to the public eye and are doing it of their own free will and in their right mind… but are they? Obviously, there are all kinds of entertainment available, and apparently this popular series has found a curious audience that is willing to follow its somewhat unnatural concept. The numbers are good, with an average of over 1.3 million viewers for the latest episodes, and it seems like we`ll be seeing more of these forced attempts to find love. Who knows, statistically speaking, it should work for someone at some point.
UPDATED October 26, 2016: No, the concept of marrying a perfect stranger in hopes that he or she is The One has not outlived itself, and we will indeed see the fifth season of Married at First Sight on FYI. The network’s top-rated show’s renewal was confirmed by the network, and, additionally, a spinoff series of the hit program was announced last month. The spinoff, Married at First Sight: Second Chances will feature David Norton and Vanessa Nelson from season 3 as they give their search for love another try. Enjoy the season 3 finale, which is yet to come on October 25, 2016 and a reunion special that is set to broadcast on November 1, 2016. Stay tuned, and we’ll e-mail you the release date info as soon as it is revealed.