FYI’s ‘The Seven Year Switch’ Let’s Married Couples Experiment With New Partners

FYI’s ‘The Seven Year Switch’ Let’s Married Couples Experiment With New Partners

The FYI Network has greenlit a new series called ‘The Seven Year Switch’, that looks to take it’s Married At First Sight experiment to a whole new level. Instead of placing two total strangers together for an experimental (but very real) marriage, they’ll be taking the idea to couples that are, already married!

Gena McCarthy, SVP of Programming and Development at FYI announced earlier this month, that production on the new eight episode series has already begun production and is slated for Summer 2015. Focusing on the seven year period into most marriages when things tend to get a little rocky and many even question if it should continue, couples “will get the chance to live with a stranger for two weeks, in an experimental marriage, to help determine what traits and characteristics in a mate could make their marriage stronger”.

As two relationship experts help guide the switched partners through the experiment, the two strangers will put their marriages to the test as they live, eat and sleep together. At the end of the month long test, the married couples will reunite to decide if they will stay together and renew their vows, or divorce.

Gena McCarthy said of the upcoming series and experiment, “FYI is continuing to pioneer social experiments with this innovative new series that follows the journey of couples who have hit a breaking point in their marriage…This experiment will allow them to determine whether absence really does make the heart grow fonder.”

“The Seven Year Switch” is produced by Kinetic Content, who also produce Married At First Sight and Married At First Sight: The First Year for FYI. Chris Coelen, Karrie Wolfe and Cat Rodriguez are executive producers for Kinetic Content.

If it’s anything like Married At First Sight, expect to get addicted even if you never thought you’d even watch it.

Photo: ©2015 FYI

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