The network disclosed in October 2018 cameras would soon be rolling in Charlotte and potential cast members had to be available for interviews in early February and late March of this year.
Married at First Sight typically changes its filming location each season, and previous editions have taped in cities including Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Boston, and Dallas.
The most recent season was filmed in Philadelphia.
An image was posted on the show's Facebook casting page in October 2018 that read, "Single and brave? Appear between 26 to 40? Live in the Charlotte area? Exhausted all dating options? Ready to find the love of your life? We want to hear from you!"
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People reported earlier this month Dr. Jessica, a clinical and forensic psychologist with expertise in trauma, relationships, and high conflict divorce, had left the show and would not be returning forMarried at First Sight's ninth season after participating in three editions of the show.
Not only did Dr. Jessica serve as a matchmaking expert and couples' counselor on Married at First Sight, but she also starred on three seasons of Seven Year Switch from 2015 to 2018.
She also guided participants on the reality franchise's Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island spinoff, which aired on Lifetime in 2018.
It's unclear why exactly Dr. Jessica has chosen to leave the reality series, but a source told People she wants to focus on her family and relationship with Season 6 MAFS cast member Jonathan Francetic, who recently proposed marriage.
Earlier this month, Dr. Jessica also posted an Instagram photo in which she thanked Dr. Pepper for being "an extraordinary friend" who has been "100 percent supportive" of her relationship with Jonathan, "even when others have turned their back on me."
Married at First Sight features experts matching up pairs of strangers based on their compatibility, goals, hobbies, religion, views of marriage, and more.
After meeting for the first time at their wedding ceremony, 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 a married couple.