The twelfth season of Married at First Sight was filmed in Atlanta, GA, and will premiere with a supersized three-hour episode on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 8PM ET/PT. (The show's third season also taped in Atlanta).
Prior to the premiere, Lifetime will air a Season 12 Matchmaking Special as well as a Kickoff Special.
The Married at First Sight: Matchmaking Special is set to air on Wednesday, December 30 at 8PM ET/PT and feature show experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Dr. Viviana Coles and Pastor Calvin Roberson selecting cast members from Atlanta to marry complete strangers.
Lifetime will subsequently air its Married at First Sight: Kick-Off Special hosted by Kevin Frazier on Wednesday, January 6 at 8PM ET/PT that will unveil never-before-seen moments from the selection process and "unreleased secrets" from the experts, serving as a countdown to Episode 1 of Season 12.
Similar to prior seasons, Married at First Sight's twelfth season will feature strangers meeting at the wedding altar and then spending the next six to eight weeks embarking on a honeymoon, moving in together, and navigating the joys and struggles of daily life together.
And at the end of the experiment, Married at First Sight's five Season 12 couples will reach "Decision Day" and have to decide whether to remain married or decide to end their marriages and divorce.
The five brides appearing on Season 12 of Married at First Sight are Briana, 28, Clara, 27, Haley, 28, Paige, 25, and Virginia, 26.
The five grooms on the new edition are Vincent, 27, Ryan, 29, Jacob, 38, Chris, 27, and Erik, 34.
The pairs of strangers to be married are Briana and Vincent, Clara and Ryan, Haley and Jacob, Paige and Chris, and Virginia and Erik.
Click the BEGIN GALLERY link below to see photos of each Season 12 participant and learn more about their background and upbringing -- as well as why they decided to give Married at First Sight a shot!