Last night Nine revealed Married at First Sight would feature 10 couples in 2017.
The surprise announcement follows confirmation that an extended season would kick off Nine’s year against Seven’s My Kitchen Rules.
Nine got off to a poor start in 2016, lacking a stripped format at the top of the year but it is determined not to make the same mistake next year. Married has been a hit for Nine with two seasons this year (including one brought forward to a 7:30pm timeslot). It looks set to do the same next February.
Production has moved from Nine internal to Endemol Shine Australia, headed by the Fennessy brothers who were at FremantleMedia Australia when both MasterChef and The Biggest Loser moved from weekly to stripped formats.
Married at First Sight will become a ‘multiple night’ season early next year.
Tonight 4 remaining couples will decide if they will continue their new found romance -with same-sex partners Andy & Craig already having parted ways. One couple from each of the previous two seasons remain together, including with a MAFS baby on the way.