It seems like FYI network and parent network AETV are concerned with season two’s results of its experimental reality show, “Married at First Sight.”
Reports claim that the seeming lack of announcement regarding a season three may mean that the show is on the verge of cancellation.
In the episode titled, “Six Months Later,” it was revealed that the participants of the show have all ended up with divorce. The cast includes Davina Kullar and Sean Varricchio, and Jaclyn Methuen and Ryan Ranellone, and Jessica Castro and Ryan De Nino. Davina and Sean were the first ones to call it quits after a month of experimental marriage.
Jaclyn and Ryan seemed like they were going to make it through rough times when they decided that they were going to give their marriage a second chance despite not living in the same house anymore. However, Jaclyn took to Instagram to reveal that she is staying single. She posted a quote by Emily Heller that reads, “I’ve been single for a while and I have to say, it’s going very well. Like… it’s working out. I think I’m the one,” and captioned it with “There’s no dinner date here- except with myself! #Single #StillGotMookie #AnyTakers #WomenSupportingWomen.”
Meanwhile, months after the last episode, news broke out that Jessica had filed a restraining order against De Nino for allegedly threatening to harm her and her family.
The news made both fans and critics of the show question the matching process.
Talking to People, executive producer Chris Coelen gave a detailed explanation. She said that over a period of six month a team is sent to a specific geographic area to look for single people and both men and women are treated the same way.
From searching through bars, events, to going on Facebook, Tinder and other dating applications, the team get in touch with family and friends to get a bigger pool.
According to the report, season one received 1,000 applicants, season two got 7,000 applicants while season three got the largest pool of 20,000 applicants.
With the help of the show’s four experts, Coelen said those who are interested, “immediately start very significant background checks and psychological evaluations by highly accredited third parties. We get their recommendations and they rule out a lot of people.
“The people they present are the people we move forward with and document. There’s no debate. The experts always say there is no exact science and no guarantees, but it is based on a high degree of research,” Coelen revealed regarding the final casting.