Hit social experiment Married at First Sight, produced by Kinetic Content, has been recommissioned by Lifetime US for an eighth season.

The show launches on Lifetime with a Matchmaking Special on Tuesday, January 1st at 8pm, followed by a 2-hour Premiere at 9pm ET/PT.

Season Eight will match Philadelphia area singles who have agreed to a provocative proposal: getting legally married to a stranger the moment they first meet, at the altar. A panel of experts – psychologist Dr. Jessica Griffin, sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz and marriage counselor, Pastor Calvin Roberson, will create what they believe are compatible couples based on scientific matchmaking and continue to counsel and mentor each set of newlyweds throughout the experiment. The series captures each couple’s journey as they go from wedding, to honeymoon, to early nesting, to the daily struggles of working on their marriage. After several weeks together, each couple must make a decision: do they remain together or decide to divorce?

Married at First Sight is produced by Kinetic Content. Executive producers for Married at First Sight are Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler, Ally Simpson, Jen McClure-Metz and Sarah Kane from Kinetic Content and Gena McCarthy from Lifetime.

Kinetic Content recently produced two new Married at First Sight spin-off shows for Lifetime: Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island and Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After.

The Married at First Sight format is created and produced by Snowman Productions. Distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International, the format has been produced locally in 29 territories including multiple seasons in the USA (Lifetime), the UK (Channel 4), Australia (Nine), Denmark (DR1) and Germany (SAT.1).

Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital (TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.