Two former Married at First Sight singles are getting another shot at finding romance on television – this time on a new spinoff series ordered by FYI.
The said television network 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 take part in multiple rounds of dating and courtship with men and women in their hometown in the Atlanta area. The 12-episode series, which is set to premiere next year, will also include guidance from “MAFS” experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson and Rachel DeAlto.
“I am grateful to be given a second chance at finding love and can’t wait to share my journey with the fans of Married at First Sight,” Norton explained to PEOPLE. “I’m excited to experience this next chapter in the story of finding ‘Mrs. Right.’ Hopefully this next chapter will be the last!”
In Season 3 of Married at First Sight, Norton’s wife Ashley Doherty never developed an attraction to him and asked for a divorce at the end of the six-week experiment, despite his wish to test the marriage after the cameras stopped rolling. Meanwhile, Nelson’s marriage to her husband Tres Russell appeared to be pretty smooth sailing, but the relationship quickly fell apart after filming concluded.
“Some things cannot be repaired, and some things you should just let go,” Vanessa told Us Weekly in March. “Marriage is a strong concept that makes you want to keep trying and stay dedicated. Tres made it clear that he was not interested in reconciling, and I am fine with that.”
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.
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