The seventh season of Married at First Sight is currently airing on Lifetime, which just announced two new spin-offs, including one that, on paper, seems very similar to Bachelor spin-off Bachelor in Paradise.
That brings the number of MAFS spin-offs, past and present, to five. Both new shows will have eight episodes and air this fall; they’re both produced by Kinetic Content, which also produces the original series.
People who got Married at First Sight and then got Divorced at the End of a TV Show will be joined by “unmatched candidates” and “other new singles” on Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island.
They’ll “the opportunity to make connections with each other and work on falling in love” (drama!) and then will stay true to at least part of the show’s title by possibly getting married: “At the end of their stay, couples must decide whether they want to get married or part ways,” according to Lifetime’s press release.
The second new show sounds similar to a spin-off that aired two seasons in 2015 and 2016. FYI’s Married at First Sight: The First Year followed the couples after the events of MAFS.
Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After, however, expands beyond the first year: it “follows three couples from past seasons who have decided to stay married beyond the experiment, chronicling the daily milestones of married life—the good, the bad, and the ugly,” according to Lifetime.
The only couple that’s been announced right now are season six’s Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre.
Lifetime says their story arc will be “highlighting the couple’s emotional journey to becoming parents to their first child together.”
Last year, Lifetime debuted two new spin-offs: Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One, which followed the season-one fan favorites as they had a kid, and Married at First Sight: Second Chances, on which David Norton and Vanessa Nelson looked for love in Chicago.