FYI docuseries to tackle arranged marriages

The U.S. net is switching gears from marrying singles at first sight to tackling arranged marriages in the forthcoming series Arranged. (Pictured: Married at First Sight)
March 11, 2015

U.S. net FYI is switching gears from marrying singles at first sight to tackling arranged marriages in the forthcoming docuseries Arranged.

The Moxie Pictures-produced, 8 x 60-minute series follows three couples from different cultural backgrounds who all believe in arranged marriages. Participants include a young Romani gypsy couple from New York City, a couple from the U.S. Bible belt, and a pair from Los Angeles who are of East Indian descent. Arranged will trace each couple’s relationship from courtship to the wedding, and also follow up with them several months after the ceremony.

FYI last summer debuted Married at First Sight (pictured) – in which singles meeting each other for the first time are immediately married and must decide whether to stay together or get divorced – and is bringing back the series for a second season later this month.

Arranged is to premiere on April 14 at 10:15 p.m. EST/PST.

According to a release from the net, “For some, it will be tough to give up their independence and their new roles as husband and wife prove to be more than they bargained for. Pregnancy scares, money concerns and over-protective parents will add even more stress to an already overwhelming situation.”

Dan Levinson and Sven Nilsson are executive producers for Moxie Pictures, while Gena McCarthy and Toby Faulkner are exec producing for FYI.

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