AETV and sister network FYI have not released any update regarding season three of its experimental show, “Married at First Sight.”
Although executive producer Chris Coelen had mentioned to People that the third season received the largest pool of 20,000 applicants, there has been no news from both networks. Moreover, the site which may have been originally used as the announcement board for new participants, showed that “Casting Call [is] No Longer Available.”
The series’ official Facebook page is also utilize in keeping viewers posted about other shows, “Married Life” and “Seven Year Switch.” Rumors suggest that the latter may be the replacement for Married at First Sight, as it also follows the format of experimenting with relationships.
Reports claim that due to some issues experienced by participants in the show, with all three couples in season two ending up in the divorce, this may mean that the series is on the verge of being cancelled.
Adding to the speculation was the controversy between Jessica Castro and Ryan De Nino that resulted in a restraining order. Their dispute sparked the curiosity of both fans and critics who questioned how the matching process was actually being done by the production team alongside four experts: a sexologist, a psychologist, a sociologist and a spiritual adviser.
Series production company Kinetic Content has commented on the matter saying, “The experts on our show have the best of intentions and highest hopes for success for each couple. After undergoing extensive background and psychological checks by third parties, couples agree to be legally married on our show. We document their journey for six weeks after their wedding, but we can’t control how they behave, or govern their actions after production. Our thoughts are with these individuals, and as always we have offered each of them significant aftercare resources.”