'Married at First Sight' Season 11 "coming soon" and will feature five new couples
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/16/2020
Married at First Sight's Season 11 premiere apparently won't be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, unlike dozens of other reality TV shows.
During the "Decision Day" broadcast for Married at First Sight's tenth season on Wednesday night, Lifetime aired two commercials for Season 11 of the series, boasting the season will feature five new couples and be crazier than ever.
"We don't want anyone that knows each other. I mean, you're getting married at first sight! We don't want 'married at second sight,' but of course there's no way to tell that [Kate] had gone to a speed-dating event while she's engaged!"
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.
Assuming Lifetime uses a similar schedule as it has over the last couple of years, Married at First Sight's eleventh season will premiere in late June or July (presumably after Married at First Sight: Couples' Cam, the new MAFS spinoff Lifetime will premiere on May 20, completes its six-episode run).
Last year, Married at First Sight's ninth season premiered on June 12, and Season 7 premiered on July 10 in 2018.
Last week, the @Mafsfan Instagram account reported Married at First SightSeason 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.
In addition to Pastor Cal, last season's experts were sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz and psychotherapist Dr. Viviana Coles.
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.