Unscripted

FYI, Kinetic Content exchange vows for “Bride and Prejudice”

The A+E Networks-owned channel is staking further ground in the relationship space with a new series from Kinetic Content, the prodco behind its Married at First Sight. (pictured)
February 11, 2016

A+E Networks-owned FYI is moving further into the marriage space with Bride and Prejudice, from the prodco behind the U.S. version of Married at First Sight (pictured).

Produced by LA-based Kinetic Content, the 6 x 60-minute docuseries will trace the lives of three sets of partners – an interfaith couple, a gay couple and an interracial couple – determined to marry in the face of staunch opposition from their family and friends.

The series will offer a comprehensive look at the familial pressures each couple must overcome as they prepare to walk down the aisle, stemming from issues of race, religion and sexual preference, among other areas.

Bride and Prejudice will premiere on FYI on March 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST with a two-hour season opener. The remaining hour-long episodes will air in the 10 p.m. EST/PST timeslot and culminate with a two-hour season finale.

Kinetic’s Chris Coelen, Katie Griffin and John Platt serve as executive producers on the series, alongside Gena McCarthy and James Bolosh for FYI.

“FYI continues to pioneer brand-definitional relationship content,” said McCarthy, senior VP of programming and development for FYI, in a statement. “Bride and Prejudice shares culturally diverse and emotionally powerful stories of real people, tackling real issues, like race, religion, and sexual orientation, on their path toward marriage and love.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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