FYI Orders 'Married at First Sight' Spinoff Series
The young network is banking on its first successful series
FYI is keeping tabs on the Married at First Sight couples, greenlighting a spinoff series for the high-rated program.
The A+E Networks-owned network has ordered the eight-episode Married at First Sight: The First Year, which will chart two couples, Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix, and Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis, two couples who remained married at the end of Married at First Sight's first season, as they embark on their new life following the social experiment.
FYI, which replaced Bio Channel this summer, says Married at First Sight: The First Year will follow the newlyweds as they continue from the six-month mark, charted in the two-hour special Sept. 16 which delivered 916,000 viewers, to their one-year anniversary in March 2015. Another behind-the-scenes special has been set for 9 p.m. Tuesday on FYI.
Production has begun on Married at First Sight: The First Year, which will premiere in 2015.
"Married at First Sight has truly captured viewers' attention by bringing viewers in on our subjects’ authentic quest for true love,” said Gena McCarthy, senior vp programming and development. “It was a natural fit to follow up with the two married couples post experiment. Viewers will now see them as they embark on one of the most challenging times in married couples’ lives — the first year.”
Married at First Sight, already renewed for a second season by FYI, is produced by Kinetic Content. Chris Coelen and Sam Dean are executive producers, along with McCarthy and Liz Fine.
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