FOX plans show which will let viewers arrange a marriage between two singles.

FOX plans show which will let viewers arrange a marriage between two singles.
FOX is planning Married by America, a show that will let “viewers play matchmaker for groups of desperate singles who volunteer to have their marriages arranged on national television,” according to Reuters. The show, which will air early next year, is being produced by Mike Darnell, who was behind FOX’s “Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire.”

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