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Paramount Network grows “Bar Rescue” franchise with “Marriage Rescue”

Viacom-owned pay-TV channel Paramount Network has greenlit a six-episode spin-off of its Bar Rescue franchise, set to premiere this June. Produced by 3 Ball Entertainment, Marriage Rescue (6 x 60 minutes) will ...
May 2, 2019

Viacom-owned pay-TV channel Paramount Network has greenlit a six-episode spin-off of its Bar Rescue franchise, set to premiere this June.

Produced by 3 Ball Entertainment, Marriage Rescue (6 x 60 minutes) will follow Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer (pictured) as he helps couples whose relationships are on the brink of failure.

Applying similar conflict-diffusing tactics employed in Bar Rescue, Taffer will work with a diverse group of couples and newlyweds who are facing various troubles in their relationships. Couples will be transported to five-star beach resorts in the Caribbean to escape the distractions of the daily grind of their lives.

Each episode will feature Taffer as he explores the issues straining the marriages of two new couples through a series of customized and exotic challenges. Episodes will culminate with the couples deciding whether they leave the show together or opt to part ways.

Marriage Rescue is executive produced by Jon Taffer, Ross Weintraub, Ronak Kordestani and Joel Rodgers. Paramount Network’s Chaz Gray, executive producer of current and original series, oversees production.

Marriage Rescue premieres June 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Paramount.

Elsewhere, Paramount has recommissioned 3 Ball’s Bar Rescue for a seventh season consisting of 12 episodes. Bar Rescue‘s sixth season is currently airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Bar Rescue is first and foremost about helping people flourish in difficult situations. Marriage Rescue will allow me to focus my energy and passion on couples that need to confront issues and cause serious change in their relationship,” said Taffer in a statement. “At the end of the show, whether the couple decides to stay together or part ways, I know that our work together will leave everyone in a better place with confidence in their future.”

“We are thrilled to add Marriage Rescue to our roster of successful Jon Taffer-led programming,” said Keith Cox, president and development and production for Paramount Network and TV Land, in a statement. “Like fan-favorite Bar Rescue, this series is a raw and emotional look at high-stakes relationships on the edge of shutting down.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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