Married at First Sight coming to New Zealand

Publish Date
Sunday, 23 April 2017, 8:54AM
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Singles and hopeless lovers rejoice, put down that tub of ice cream and stop watching The Notebook! This might be your chance to find love!

Married at First Sight New Zealand is a go - with Kiwi singles to be coupled up and married off all for reality TV.

The show will follow single New Zealanders looking for love, who will be paired up on-screen and then meet for the first time at their wedding.

The couples will then honeymoon, meet their in-laws and set up home - all the while actually getting to know each other.

"We pride ourselves in bringing the best locally produced content to New Zealanders," said Andrew Szusterman, MediaWorks' chief content officer.

"Married at First Sight is the show that has been on everyone's lips for 2017 and we are really excited to be producing New Zealand's first series of this hit show."

Matchmaking on the show is the result of a careful process involving a range of experts who observe and counsel the love-seekers as they progress through their time living together.

At the end of the experiment, the couples must decide whether to remain married or file for divorce.

MediaWorks is launching a casting call for singles who are "genuinely ready to commit to love".

Applications are open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents aged 25 and over, from any background, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

Production will take place this year, with the show airing between October and December.

The announcement of the first ever New Zealand version of Married at First Sight comes in the same week as the finale of the latest series of the Australian version aired on Three.

  • This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.