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Love is Blind and The Circle return in 2021 with two seasons each. Plus: a new Marie Kondo show

Love is Blind and The Circle return in 2021 with two seasons each. Plus: a new Marie Kondo show
Sammie in The Circle season 1, episode 7 (Image via Netflix)

Netflix has renewed its hit shows The Circle and Love is Blind for two seasons each. Seasons 2 and 3 of each show will be broadcast in 2021.

Also returning: Marie Kondo (though not with Tidying Up with Marie Kondo season two, but with a new series) and also Netflix’s hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show

Marie Kondo, interpreter Marie Lida, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Netflix
Marie Kondo (center) with her interpreter Marie Lida (right) and Wendy on Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Photo by Denise Crew/Netflix)

Marie Kondo’s new show is Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo, and instead of one-off episodes helping individual families, Netflix says “Marie and her team set out to tidy one small town in America, sparking joy in big new ways.”

The show is now casting a city at TidyMyTown.com.

Along with the title change and format change, there’s been a change behind the scenes: Alfred Street Industries is producing. It’s the new production company from former Magical Elves Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth. (Gail Berman and Joe Early’s The Jackal Group produced Marie Kondo’s first Netflix show.)

Marie Kondo’s show seemed to be a hit, or at least had a lot of conversation, but with a two-year gap, plus a change in title and producers, it seems like season one wasn’t very successful.

The Circle seasons 2 and 3

The Circle's apartment building, which is located in Manchester in the UK—not in Chicago or Milwaukee
The Circle’s apartment building, which is located in Manchester in the UK—not in Chicago or Milwaukee. (Photo by Mitch Jenkins/Netflix)

The UK series The Circle had broken through before everyone went crazy for Love is Blind (which starts with a thematically similar element).

Nothing is changing, at least not big-picture: Michelle Buteau is returning to host and narrate, and the prize will still be $100,000. Studio Lambert will be producing two new seasons, which I’d guess will be filmed back to back in the UK.

Netflix does say that we’ll see “new strategies, challenges, and twists.”

Those seasons are now casting at TheCircleCasting.com.

While they won’t premiere until 2021, there are two new seasons of The Circle on Netflix: Brazil’s version, which is, of course, in Portuguese, premiered earlier this month, while The Circle: France premieres next month.

Love is Blind seasons 2 and 3

Amber Pike and Matt Barnett after getting married on the finale of Love is Blind
Amber Pike and Matt Barnett after getting married on the finale of Love is Blind (Image from Love is Blind via Netflix)

Love is Blind has been this year’s breakthrough reality TV hit, so its return is a no-brainer.

Vanessa Lachey and Nick Lachey will return to host for some unknown reason, considering they were essentially useless in season one, except perhaps by using their fame to bring attention to the show.

Love is Blind is moving to Chicago for season two, and is now casting there. It’s unclear when it will actually film, especially given the state of the world at the moment. And Netflix did not say if season three will shift to a third city.

Production company Kinetic Content does move its flagship relationship reality show, Married at First Sight, to different cities each season, so perhaps that will be the case for Love is Blind, too.

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