FYI has greenlighted 12 episodes of Married at First Sight: Second Chances, a spinoff that will follow Married at First Sight Season 3’s David Norton and Vanessa Nelson as they get another shot at finding lifelong love. Production begins immediately in Atlanta, GA, with the series slated to premiere in 2017.
In Season 3 of Married at First Sight, David’s marriage failed, despite his efforts to spark a connection with his wife Ashley, while Vanessa’s marriage to Tres blossomed, only to fall apart after filming concluded. Now, with the experiment over and their divorces finalized, David and Vanessa are embarking on another journey to find their soulmates.
In Married at First Sight: Second Chances, men and women in David and Vanessa’s hometown area of Atlanta will participate in multiple rounds of dating and courtship in an attempt to win the hearts of these two eligible singles. Married at First Sight experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson and Rachel DeAlto, as well as Nelson and Norton’s family and friends will provide guidance to the two.
“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,” said Gena McCarthy, EVP Programming and Development at FYI. “This series will follow David and Vanessa as they potentially find everlasting love with the likes of viewers and real people who are eager to date them.”
Married at First Sight Season 4 airs on Tuesday nights, with the finale slated for October 25. FYI said the docuseries continues to be its No. 1-rated series across all platforms.
Married at First Sight: Second Chances is produced by Kinetic Content for FYI. Chris Coelen and Brenda Coston are executive producers for Kinetic Content. Gena McCarthy and Shura Davison serve as executive producers for FYI.