"There was certainly no shortage of excitement, shock and elation, but as the Washington, D.C. season of Married at First Sight is ending, it's also time for a new beginning," host Kevin Frazier said at the conclusion of Married at First Sight's Season 10 reunion special Wednesday night on Lifetime.
"So we have a big announcement of our own tonight, and that is that Married at First Sight will be giving a group of hopeful singles a chance at love in the city of -- New Orleans!"
The reunion special also provided a sneak peek of Season 11, showing Married at First Sight experts Pastor Calvin Roberson, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, and Dr. Viviana Coles returning for the new season and meeting with prospective Season 11 participants.
"Stay honest throughout the entire thing but also take accountability," Meka Jones shared, taking a shot at Michael Watson. "It's okay to be human. It's okay to make mistakes, but own up to your mistakes."
Taylor Dunklin said, "It's not going to work if you don't come here for the right reasons."
Last week's Married at First Sight Season 11 promos did not specifically identify the season's filming city by name; however, Married at First Sight had begun casting for a season in New Orleans in August 2019 and the promos did show recognizable New Orleans locations.
According to the New Orleans season's casting application, potential cast members had to be available for interviews in late November, as well as late January and early February 2020.
Last year, Married at First Sight's ninth season premiered on June 12, and Season 7 premiered on July 10 in 2018.
The @Mafsfan Instagram account recently reported Married at First Sight Season 11 had begun filming in New Orleans in February around Valentine's Day and the couples had traveled to Mexico for their honeymoons afterwards.
However, the Instagram account claimed an inside source informed them Married at First Sight's crew was pulled from production earlier this month -- which would have likely only been about a couple of weeks before Season 11's "Decision Day" was set to occur -- due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Married at First Sight features experts matching up pairs of strangers based on their compatibility, goals, physical type, hobbies, religion, views of marriage and gender roles, and more.
After meeting for the first time on their big day, each couple gets married and the next six to eight weeks of their lives are documented -- beginning with their wedding ceremony, reception and honeymoon, and continuing with the joys and struggles of daily life as they move in together and adjust to their new life as newlyweds.