Seven has released further details on Seven Year Switch, as first revealed by TV Tonight.
The US format, which sees struggling couples swap partners as a social experiment, has been airing in the US on the FYI Network.
Seven’s Director of Production Brad Lyons says, “This is an extremely controversial and radical approach. This show will cause couples on the edge of splitting up to take a really hard look at their relationship and decide if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence”.
Four couples in strife will put their relationships to the test as they participate in an experimental marriage with a total stranger.
In Channel Seven’s new series, Seven Year Switch, four couples on the brink of separation will embark on a daring new social experiment in an attempt to save their marriage. Our relationship psychologists will be there to guide the couples, as viewers follow the journey of each broken relationship to see whether it can be saved by being placed in an extraordinary situation.
The lovelorn couples are at a crossroads in their relationship and will get the chance to live with a like-minded new partner for two weeks, in a trial marriage, to reveal whether similar traits and characteristics in a partner is the missing ingredient to making a relationship stronger.
This unorthodox experiment is totally unpredictable and life-changing.
Two relationship experts will guide the couples through the therapy process, as they adjust to living with an experimental partner.
At the end of the month-long experiment, each of the couples will reunite and make the decision to either part ways or reaffirm their commitment.