“This January, Married at First Sight has more to love. More couples, more episodes — supersized, and more drama,” Lifetime revealed in a commercial that aired during the show’s Season 9 “Decision Day” broadcast on Wednesday evening.
“There’s more to love in the new season of Married at First Sight coming January 1 only on Lifetime.”
In addition to the network announcing Married at First Sight’s next season will premiere on Wednesday, January 1, Lifetime also disclosed Season 10 will star five couples and consist of two-hour episodes.
Season 9 of Married at First Sight, which will air its season reunion show next week, featured four couples and aired 90-minute episodes each week.
Season 8 also featured four couples, however prior that each Married at First Sight season only featured three couples.
Married at First Sight changes its filming location every season, with previous editions having been filmed in cities including Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; Chicago, IL; and Boston, MA. Season 9 was filmed in Charlotte, NC.
The upcoming tenth season of Married at First Sight will likely be based in Washington, D.C., as the show had announced a casting call for the location in March 2019 and potential applicants were required to be available for interviews in late June and early August 2019.
An image was also posted on the show’s Facebook casting page back in March that read, “Ready for the ultimate leap of faith? Exhausted all options? Ready to find the love of your life? We want to hear from you! Apply now at MAFSDC.castingcrane.com.”
When Married at First Sight had announced its casting call in North Carolina, the show was looking for single and brave individuals who appeared to be between the ages of 26 to 40; however, an age limit was not specified in D.C.’s casting materials.
Married at First Sight features experts matching up pairs of strangers based on their compatibility, goals, physical type, hobbies, religion, views of marriage and gender roles, and more.
Last season’s experts were sociologist Dr. Pepper, marriage counselor Pastor Calvin Roberson, and newcomer Dr. Viviana Coles, a psychotherapist who replaced Dr. Jessica Griffin.
After meeting for the first time on their big day, each couple gets married and the next six to eight weeks of their lives are documented — beginning with their wedding ceremony, reception and honeymoon, and continuing with the joys and struggles of daily life as they move in together and adjust to their new life as newlyweds.
Married at First Sight’s ninth season just wrapped with “Decision Day” on which each couple, having reached the end of the eight-week experiment, had to decide whether to remain married or get a divorce.
Two of Season 9’s participating couples — Amber Bowles and Matthew Gwynne as well as Iris Caldwell and Keith Manley — chose to split, but the other two couples — Elizabeth Bice and Jamie Thompson as well as Deonna McNeill and Gregory Okotie — opted to remain married.
The Season 9 reunion special for Married at First Sight is set to air next week on Wednesday, September 18 on Lifetime and feature updates on the current status of each relationship.