While the original 90 Day Fiance series brings overseas individuals to the United States on K-1 visas so pre-existing couples can hopefully marry within 90 days and remain in America together, 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way will feature the exact opposite.
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way will chronicle American citizens choosing to live in a foreign country for the sake of love and their future spouses. The Americans will also have to wed at the end of 90 days in order to stay in their new countries.
TLC president and general manager Howard Lee made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday, according to Deadline Hollywood.
The latest spinoff sparked because, "we noticed in the casting process there were Americans who said I'm going to forego my lifestyle, my family, my culture, my country to be with this person. There have been little bits of this in other shows," 90 Day Fiancefranchise producer Matt Sharp explained during a Television Critics Association press tour panel, Deadline Hollywood reported.
Sharp also clarified that 90 Day Fiance is not involved in the immigration process or -- unlike other shows' like Married at First Sight -- in matching the show's participants.
"We find couples for the show that are already in the process. It's an authentic process: These are couples who are in love and going through this process," Sharp noted.
All the spinoff shows have stemmed from the fact90 Day Fiance has become incredibly popular among TLC viewers.
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"Our batting average on this show is that out of every 25 couples on 90 Day Fiance, we've only had three divorces," Sharp reportedly said. "That's less than 10% and the current U.S. (divorce) rate is over 40 percent. It's one of the reasons why people love this show, it's so unexpected."
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? just wrapped its third season on Sunday night with Part 2 of the show's Tell All reunion special on TLC.
Similar to the new premise of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, Nicole Nafziger was shown living in Morocco for 90 days in the hope of marrying Azan Tefou after he had been denied a K-1 visa to come to the United States.