Ah, the silly season of reality TV: Married at First Sight premieres tonight on FYI (formerly Bio). It features couples who ... well, the title says it all, doesn't it all.
An extreme social experiment, the show uses four experts - a sexologist, spiritualist, psychologist and sociologist - to create three "perfect" couples.
Will this scientific matchmaking actually do the trick?
Potential cast members filled out long personality profiles, and met experts for psychological assessments, sexology sessions and spiritual counseling.
From that, 625 possible matches became three pairs.
The future spouses know nothing about each other, even their names, until they walk down the aisle in the premiere episode of Married at First Sight.
The next nine episodes follow the newlyweds as they live together for four weeks, after which they have to decide whether to remain married or get a divorce.
Which, of course, doesn't make this all that different from The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, save for the legal paperwork ... but still, it's quite a concept.
Speaking of The Bachelor, Married at First Sight candidate Jamie Otis, 27, a labor and delivery nurse from NYC, has appeared on that and Bachelor Pad!
Otis (above) really wants to settle down and have kids of her own and was having a hard time finding Mr. Right among the city's party-hardy male population.
“In New York City, I feel like the guys are primarily just players until they’re hitting their late 30s,” she said. “It’s tough to find guys who are serious.”
Jamie Otis agreed to this show after seeing the Danish version upon which it is based, and in which two of the three couples ended up in lasting marriages.
“The feeling I had when I watched these other couples ... to feel like I could potentially meet someone ... it’s wildly crazy, but it could work,” she said.
Think it really will? Tune in at 9 p.m. to find out.