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FYI courts “Married at First Sight” spin-off

Produced by Kinetic Content, Married at First Sight: Second Chances will follow season three viewer favorites, David Norton and Vanessa Nelson, as they take another shot at finding life-long love.
September 16, 2016

FYI reality hit Married at First Sight has born another spin-off series focused on the love lives of season-three fan favorites, David Norton and Vanessa Nelson.

The U.S. cablenet has greenlit 12 fresh episodes of Married at First Sight: Second Chances. The new series, produced by Kinetic Content, will follow Norton and Nelson as they take another shot at finding life-long love.

In season three of the original docuseries, Norton’s marriage failed, despite his efforts to spark a connection with his wife Ashley; while Nelson’s marriage to Tres blossomed, only to fall apart after filming concluded.

Production is set to begin immediately in Atlanta, Georgia, with the series slated to premiere in 2017.

Gena McCarthy, EVP of programming and development for FYI, said the latest spin-off is the direct result of fan feedback.

“The FYI viewers have spoken and we have listened to their demands to give two of the popular Married at First Sight participants a second chance to find a meaningful partner,” she said in a statement.

The new series will see men and women located in Norton and Nelson’s hometown area of Atlanta take part in multiple rounds of dating and courtship in an attempt to win the hearts of the two eligible singles, with guidance from experts, including Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson and Rachel DeAlto.

Chris Coelen and Brenda Coston are executive producers for Kinetic, with McCarthy and Shura Davison serving as executive producers for FYI.

Married at First Sight season four is currently airing on Tuesday nights, with the finale slated for Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET. It continues to be FYI’s top-rated series across all platforms, according to the network. Last year, FYI aired Married at First Sight: The First Year, bringing back couples Jamie and Doug, and Cortney and Jason, at the six-month-mark of their marriages.

 

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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