Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars season 11 is returning this September—yes, that’s 11 seasons of reality TV couples who are in such desperate trouble they’ve turned to WE tv to help get them more attention and fame.
Participants this season include a Bachelorette success story; a Real Housewives star; and someone who’s already been on Marriage Boot Camp, but is returning with a different partner, a Jersey Shore cast member.
Season 13 will premiere Sept. 7, with new episodes airing Fridays at 9.
This is season 13 overall for the franchise, since the first two seasons followed Bridezillas participants who were somehow not doing well, even though their weddings offered every sign that they were committed to equitable partnerships and prioritizing connection over material desires.
Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major are back for season 11, and have “a whole new series of exercises and drills that will shake the couples to their core,” according to a press release.
This will be their fourth season; Jim and Elizabeth Carroll left the show after five seasons (Elizabeth tweeted: “we continue to help hurting couples and individuals. TV? We’re not going forward.”)
Here’s a preview of this season’s drama:
The cast of Marriage Boot Camp season 11
The five couples and 10 people participating this season are:
- Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried (The Bachelorette)
- Aubrey O’Day (Apprentice and Making the Band) and Pauly D (Jersey Shore)
- Kim Richards and Wynn Katz (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
- Puma and Quani (Black Ink Crew)
- Momma Dee and Ernest (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta)
They filmed for 10 days, which is enough time to fix any problem. (WE tv says those were “10 days of extreme relationship therapy” including the “essential tools to make one final, life changing decision: will they stay together or will they call it quits”.)
Here’s how WE tv describes the couples and their current relationship issues:
Boot Camp’s most explosive veteran and music vixen, Aubrey O’Day returns with a new man! Aubrey fell for Jersey Shore’s, DJ Pauly D, and his million-dollar smile on Famously Single, but their dueling realities have put them famously in danger!
Time is running out for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards and beau Wynn Katz, who have yet to spark any sexual chemistry in order to get to the next level of commitment.
For the Black Ink Crew duo, it’s Puma’s world and his wife, Quani is just living in it! As she struggles to achieve her own goals and aspirations in life, Quani still has not taken on Puma’s last name, Mrs. Robinson.
On the brink of a second divorce, Momma Dee and Ernest from Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta have one last chance to fix their toxic marriage. After sending Ernest to prison for selling drugs, Momma has own her vices to confront.
The Bachelorette darlings, Desiree Hartsock and husband Chris Siegfried, may look like the happily-ever-after newlyweds, but dark and vicious tabloid rumors continue to haunt them after Desiree was dumped on national television by another man that she considered THE ONE.