A ‘Married At First Sight’ Spin-Off Featuring Singles 55+ is Coming to Lifetime

A new spin-off coming to the Married At First Sight franchise is giving senior(ish) singles the chance to say “I do” sight unseen. 

According to Monsters and Critics, a new ‘MAFS’ series is currently in development, and for the first time, the singles cast on the show will be comprised of individuals who are 55 years of age and older.

(As reality TV fans know, the Bachelor franchise recently saw success with its inaugural season of The Golden Bachelor–- featuring singles 60+–- and ABC will be adding The Golden Bachelorette to the franchise later this year.)

The ‘MAFS’ 55+ season will reportedly take place in Austin, Texas, with Kinetic Content–- the production company behind ‘MAFS’– -wrapping up casting for the spin-off in December.

“Are you ready to find the love of your life?” Kinetic’s casting call flyer read. “Exhausted all your options? Are you ready to take the ultimate leap of faith?” 

Comments on Kinetic’s post garnered many positive responses, with fans of ‘MAFS’ seemingly interested in seeing older singles trying their hand at love. 

“Wow! Mature adults finally?” one person commented, with another adding, “55+ love love love.” 

While casting for the 55+ season is complete, Lifetime has yet to announce when the season will air. It’s also unknown if the show’s experts-– Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Dr. Pia Holec and Pastor Calvin Roberson–- will appear on the spin-off. However, given the low success rate of couples matched on the Lifetime show, many fans are calling for changes to be made. 

In fact, the current season of  ‘MAFS’ has already seen three couples call it quits before decision day, leading some to call Season 17 “straight trash” and “the worst season” in ‘MAFS’ history. 

Others have dubbed Season 17 a “trainwreck” and a “dumpster fire,” while demanding the show’s experts to “do better.” 

“The ‘experts’ missed the mark on ALL of the couples this season,” one fan predicted. “They’re all getting divorced on D day.” 

As The Ashley previously told you, Season 8 cast member Kate Sisk accused the show in 2021 of “intentionally putting women in marriages that will fail and profiting off of their pain,” in response to her own unsuccessful pairing, as well as the questionable matchmaking of Season 12’s Chris Williams and Paige Banks.

Of the 45 couples who have married on ‘MAFS’ throughout the show’s first 16 seasons, only 11 remain married today, with one of those couples currently in the process of divorcing, as well. 

RELATED STORY: ‘Married At First Sight’ Season 6 Star Jon Francetic Marries Former Show Expert Dr. Jessica Griffin 

(Photos: Lifetime; Instagram) 


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