I've got to admit, this show is a guilty pleasure of mine! I've been watching Married at First Sight for years. I've seen couples go from strangers to lovers and some go from lovers to enemies! This franchise has had more twists and turns than an old mountain road and it looks like we're getting more!
In case you're unfamiliar with the series, take a look at how it goes down.
And yes, some of the couple actually DO NOT like each other at first but, some fall in love and go on to have happy families!
The Critics’ Choice Award-winning series, Married at First Sight, heads to Music City for its Sweet 16 season. Ten Nashville, Tennessee based singles will embark on a journey to meet the love of their lives during this 23-episode season, where they’ll marry a complete stranger, travel to their honeymoons and then move in together as husband and wife. After the 8-week social experiment concludes, each newlywed will have to come to terms with the hard truth of their marriage status and make a life-changing decision – continue to stay married and start a future together, or get a divorce and go their separate ways. This season, there will be even more romance and intense stakes, including a shocking twist where one bride’s husband decides to make an indecent proposal to another man’s wife.
Season 16 will reunite experts Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper with DeVon Franklin, New York Times Bestselling Author and Relationship Advisor and Dr. Pia Holec, a renowned psychotherapist who specializes in sex and couples therapy. Experts will provide couples with professional advice and support as they head through an emotional quest to pursue their forever love.
Hosted by Kevin Frazier ahead of the premiere, Lifetime will air the MAFS: Matchmaking Special on December 28th at 8/7c, where viewers will receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the intense process that goes into matching the five Nashville couples who will get married at first sight.
The following night on December 29th at 8/7c, the MAFS: Kick-Off Special will debut, in which Frazierwill discuss and debate the five newly matched Nashville couples that are about to be married at first sight with a panel of superfans. After watching the exclusive sneak peeks from the upcoming season, the group will predict what will happen with each couple when Decision Day arrives. Additionally, former MAFS favorites will reveal shocking updates about their current lives and relationships.
Following the main series will be new episodes of Married at First Sight: Afterparty, where Keshia Knight Pulliam will get the inside scoop directly from the cast. The series will premiere on January 4th at 10/9c with an hour-long episode.
New to this season, viewers will also get three additional episodes titled Beyond Decision Day, where cameras will keep rolling past Decision Day and reveal what happens after the experiment ends and the marriage gets even more real. 20 digital episodes of MAFS: Relationship Rewind, where Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper give their expert opinions on the most dramatic scene of that night’s episode, is new to this season as well.
Season 16 of Married at First Sight will premiere on January 4th at 8/7c, only on Lifetime.