Married at First Sight experts Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Pepper Schwartz will be returning for the new season.
Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper will again be joined by two guest experts -- Hollywood producer, author and relationship advisor DeVon Franklin as well as psychotherapist Dr. Pia Holec, who specializes in sex and couples' therapy -- who made their MAFS debuts on the show's fifteenth season earlier this year.
Following the premiere of Season 16, Married at First Sight will continue to air two-hour episodes every week featuring five Nashville-based couples navigating the extreme eight-week experiment.
The 10 strangers who will tie the knot on Married at First Sight's upcoming 23-episode season were announced last month.
The pairs of strangers are Clint and Gina, Shaq and Kirsten, Jasmine and Airris, Chris and Nicole, and Domynique and Mac.
After the eight-week social experiment concludes, each newlywed must decide to stay married and start a future with his or her spouse, or get a divorce and part ways.
"This season, there will be even more romance and intense stakes, including a shocking twist where one bride's husband decides to make an indecent proposal to another man's wife," Lifetime teased.
But Married at First Sight fans won't have to wait until January to catch a glimpse of the new couples and the new season.
One week before the January 4 premiere, Lifetime will air a Season 16 Married at First Sight: Matchmaking Special on Wednesday, December 28.
The Matchmaking Special will feature the Married at First Sight experts selecting cast members from the show's filming location, Nashville, to wed total strangers.
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The Married at First Sight: Kick-Off Special will feature exclusive sneak peeks of the upcoming season as well as Kevin and a panel of fans predicting what will happen with each couple once "Decision Day" arrives.
Married at First Sight alums will also join Kevin and reveal "shocking updates" about their current lives and relationships, according to the network.
The Afterparty episodes will be one-hour long and welcome a rotating lineup of cast members discussing their experiences, from drama to romance, as well as special guests to offer a fresh perspective.
Lifetime also announced Season 16 of Married at First Sightwill also include three additional episodes titled Beyond Decision Day, which will document the couples after Decision Day, when the cameras are gone and each couple is trying to make a relationship work in the real world.
Based on its description, the new three-episode Beyond Decision Day appears to be a replacement for Married at First Sight: Where are They Now?, the one-shot special recent MAFS seasons have included.
Similar to Beyond Decision Day, the Where are They Now specials have updated viewers on each couple's status several months after Decision Day and at least a couple of weeks after the filming of a season's reunion special had already occurred.
However, a Lifetime representative was unable to immediately confirm Beyond Decision Day's placement in Season 16's production timeline, and if it would document events occurring before or after the season's reunion, when contacted by Reality TV World.
Lifetime is also launching a new exclusive digital series titled MAFS: Relationship Rewind starring Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper for Season 16 of Married at First Sight.
The 20 digital episodes of MAFS: Relationship Rewind will feature the two experts giving their opinions on the most dramatic scene of that night's episode.
On each season of Married at First Sight, the strangers are matched based on their compatibility, goals, hobbies, religion, views of marriage and gender roles, and more.
After meeting for the first time at their wedding ceremony, each Season 16 couple will then have the next couple of months of their new married lives 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 being newlyweds with their stranger spouse.