Channel 4 in the UK has renewed Married at First Sight, produced by CPL Productions, for a fifth season.

TV’s most talked-about social experiment, where strangers meet and marry for the very first time at the altar, will return to Channel 4 this Fall 2020 for a brand new, revamped four-part series.

The CPL-produced global smash hit is set to return with new couples yearning to meet their soulmate and ready to put their faith in a fresh team of matchmakers. This time, the singles will be paired by two of the world’s best matchmakers. Oprah’s ‘Love Doctor’, Paul C. Brunson, known as the ‘real life Hitch’ as well as a dating agent on E4’s Celebs Go Dating, will be joined by leading UK matchmaker Genevieve Gresset. Between them they have paired thousands of couples. They’ll be assisted in their love matching by psychologist, Dr Angela Smith.

The new series will follow the couples, from being matched, to getting married, to going on honeymoon and beginning their lives as newlyweds just as lockdown hit, putting extra pressure on their fledgling romances. The refreshed format charts each couples’ efforts to make life as husband and wife work, before they make a crucial decision – whether to part ways or remain in wedded bliss.

Channel 4 recently licensed Married at First Sight Australia Season 4 from Red Arrow Studios International. All 25 episodes will air on E4 later this month, in a five week event.

The Married at First Sight format is created and produced by Snowman Productions in Denmark for DR3/DR1, and is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International, with local productions in over 29 territories worldwide.

Season 11 of the US version of Married at First Sight, produced by Kinetic Content, launches this month on Lifetime (US).