US cable channel FYI has ordered a second season of Married at First Sight, the entertainment show made by Red Arrow’s US prodco Kinetic Content. FYI, previously the Bio channel and part of A+E stable, greenlit season two with season one still running.
The show is billed as an extreme social experiment following six individuals who agree to get married the moment they first meet a partner they have been allocated. The series then tracks the couples’ nuptials, honeymoon and daily life before they decide whether to stay wed or get divorced.
The show garnered a lot of mainstream press in the US, helping boost the profile of fledgling net FYI. The new 11x1hr series will go out on FYI next year. The show has averaged 468,000 viewers for the channel to date and 263,000 in the coveted 18-to-49 demo.
“Married at First Sight has truly captured viewers’ attention and garnered awareness for FYI following our successful rebrand,” said Jana Bennett, the former BBC exec who is now president of FYI and its sister net LMN. “The series reflects the authentic, relatable and universal journey – our search for true love. The quest will continue anew next year.”