The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is commissioning an adaptation of the Armoza Formats reality series Marry Me Now, to premiere on March 19 as part of OWN’s Saturday-night unscripted lineup.
The eight-episode first season is produced by ITV Entertainment, part of ITV America, and executive produced by Jordana Hochman, Ted Iredell, Caroline Self, Avi Armoza, Odelia Yakir, Zipi Rozenblum and Nehama Cohen.
Each episode of Marry Me Now follows one woman preparing her own wedding in just a few days — all without the groom-to-be’s knowledge. On the last day, she’ll surprise her partner in her wedding dress with an ambush proposal.
The U.S. version of Marry Me Now will be distributed by ITV Studios, while the format is available through Armoza Formats.
The OWN commission is the seventh global territory to adapt the popular Armoza format. Marry Me Now has previously been imported to France, Poland, Russia, Germany, and the 46 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, and has been broadcast on South Africa’s VIA TV.
“We are always asked to bring content that combines high stakes with strong human emotions, and Marry Me Now does just that, along with highlighting a shift of power as women bring their own take to the often-traditional approach [to] marriage proposals,” said Armoza Formats CEO Avi Armoza in a news release. “We are excited by the format’s continued success around the world, with the new adaptation from our partners at OWN and ITV Entertainment sure to be a new fan favorite.”