Good news! 90 Day Fiance has been officially renewed for Season 7 by TLC.
That's no surprise, especially after the Season 6 90 Day Fiance finale had some of the show's highest ratings, ever.
So what can fans expect from this new season? Here's what the network has to say:
Deadline reports that TLC has renewed 90 Day Fiance for the show's seventh season.
TLC has ordered this new season from the production company, Industrial Media’s Sharp Entertainment.
90 Day Fiance is a hit that regularly dominates in its timeslot.
The series debuted in January 2014, and has since produced over 200 hours of television and three spin-offs.
(There is yet another spin-off concept, 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way)
Recent ratings have given TLC their highest and second highest weeks in 10 years among women ages 25-54.
Howard Lee, President and General Manager of TLC, releaseda statement after the Season 6 finale.
"It is so exciting that, after six seasons, the tried and true original 90 Day Fiance is captivating more viewers than ever," the statement begins.
"From laughter to tears to a ticking clock," Lee says. "TLC is dedicated to giving our viewers a rollercoaster of emotions with 90 Day Fiance."
"And," the statement teases. "We’re just getting started."
That was a very strong hint about this renewal, even though it came a few weeks before the news broke.
"The unpredictable, emotional, and addictive TLC hit that started it all, the original 90 Day Fiance series just wrapped its sixth season," Lee notes.
The statement mentions that the finale did so "as the franchise’s highest-rated among W18-34 and second highest among W25-54/18-49."
"During its run, 90 Day Fiance was the #1 cable program on Sunday nights among W18-34, #2 among W25-54/18-49, and averaged 2.5M P2+," Lee says.
Those are some very good ratings for a lot of reasons.
"Additionally," the statement reads. "Reason six sparked social media attention, reaching Twitter’s top 10 national trending topics throughout the season."
"And," Lee concludes. "Was #1 during the season finale."
Of course, there is a downside to social media attention -- fatigue.
Steven and Olga may have been more likable on social media than on the show, where fans recoiled from Steven's words and tone.
The same cannot be said for other stars.
It was through social media that we learned of two of Larissa's domestic battery arrests and her scary bloody fight with Colt.
It was also on social media that fans learned of Leida Margaretha's suicide attempt and accusations of abuse towards Eric Rosenbrook.
Some fans find the harsh realities of some couples so off-putting that they were less invested by the end of the season.
That said ... that clearly did not hurt the show's ratings.
Speaking of the show's ratings, there is another issue.
It has been repeatedly reported that 90 Day Fiance stars only make about $500 to $1000 per episode in their first season of filming.
For a reality show, that is pocket change at best.
Considering that the series is dominating the ratings, some fans have characterized this as highway robbery of the stars.
Will all of these high ratings give the stars more negotiating power when they sign on?
Or is the production company going to look for couples who will do the show for a pittance.
Remember, these are real people, and multiple stars have opened GoFundMe accounts just in recent months.
Some fans believe that the stars deserve a larger piece of the pie. Others believe that they're already getting enough.