Returning: Married at First Sight


As expected Nine is stepping up its programming the week after the Olympics end with the third season of Married at First Sight, slated early in the week.

There are five couples participating this time around including as, revealed by TV Tonight last year, its first same-sex couple who will “wed” in New Zealand.

Nine’s Director of Programming and Production, Andrew Backwell previously said, “There is no same-sex marriage (in Australia) at the moment. Personally I hope it’s going to change.

“So we will make a point to illustrate that you do have to leave the country to get married.”

It will screen across two nights at 8.40pm Monday, August 29, and Tuesday, August 30.

You’re invited to five spectacular weddings as the new series of Married at First Sight promises more drama than ever before, with the wedding of our first same-sex couple, the fairytale of love at first sight coming true for one lucky couple, fireworks when the father of one bride sees his son-in-law for the first time and is not happy – while tensions run high when two grooms go head-to-head at a volatile dinner party.

Three Expert Matchmakers – relationship psychologist John Aiken, neuropsychotherapist Trisha Stratford and dating expert and psychologist Mel Schilling are back – putting relationships to the test to determine if science can predict true love in couples who will be getting married at first sight.

All five couples are matched by our experts on the basis of extensive psychological and neurological testing and profiling, as well as attractiveness and pheromone testing for distinctive human scent.

We follow them and their families as they prepare for the biggest day of their lives – a day that should see them say “I do” to a complete stranger before going on their honeymoon, setting up home together and meeting the in-laws.

But as the harsh reality of the experiment kicks in and our singles are forced to confront their fears and expectations about their ideal partner, they must ask themselves if they are truly willing to put their faith in science. Will they all make it down the aisle?


  1. Have to agree with Aussiecam58 think these type of dating shows may have run their race, although The Bachelor is doing quite well whilst others around it are not, but time will tell. It would be good if FTA channels could come up with something different to interest the viewers more, I know that I have had my fill of current reality shows.

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