COMMIT TO REAL LOVE EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT ON LIFETIME WITH NEW SEASONS OF “MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT” AND “SEVEN YEAR SWITCH”
FROM THE PRODUCERS OF “CARPOOL KARAOKE,” “SEATBELT PSYCHIC” DRIVES INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
This July, Lifetime unveils new “Real Love” relationship block for its Tuesday night lineup, beginning with season seven of hit docuseries Married at First Sight on July 10 at 8pm ET/PT with a matchmaking special, followed by a super-sized two-hour premiere at 9pm ET/PT. Then on the following Tuesday, July 17 at 10pm ET/PT, Seven Year Switch debuts its third season following four couples who partake in an extreme experiment of switch therapy, swapping partners in an attempt to salvage their broken relationship.
“Personal connection is at the heart of what Lifetime delivers to our audience, and we’re committed to offering a weekly destination for high-quality, non-fiction, romance and real relationship-based programming,” said Gena McCarthy, Executive Vice President, Head of Programming, Lifetime Unscripted & Head of Programming, FYI. “With the enormously successful ‘Married at First Sight’ anchoring the night, we’re confident that ‘Real Love’ Tuesdays on Lifetime will quickly become required viewing.”
Joining the schedule on Wednesday nights is the new docuseries Seatbelt Psychic, following renowned psychic medium Thomas John as he brings his gift of communicating with the dead to the masses, one car ride at a time. From the producers of Carpool Karaoke and Drop the Mic, Seatbelt Psychic debuts July 11 at 10pm, after all-new episodes of Little Women: LA.
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT SADDLES UP IN DALLAS FOR SEASON SEVEN JULY 10 AT 9PM ET/PT
The lucky number seventh season of Married at First Sight heads to Texas where six Dallas area singles yearning for a life-long partnership agree 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, create what they believe are three compatible couples based on scientific matchmaking and continue to counsel and mentor the couples throughout the season. 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, which wrapped its sixth season in April, delivered series high ratings on the network in the key Adults 25-54 (648,000) and Women 25-54 (467,000) demos. Over 1.2 million Total Viewers tuned into the season finale, the show’s best performance in over two years. On finale night, Lifetime was cable’s #1 entertainment network from 9-11pm among Women 18-49 (418,000) and the series was Lifetime’s best Tuesday telecast in key demos in two years.
SEVEN YEAR SWITCH RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE JULY 17 AT 10PM ET/PT
In season three of Seven Year Switch on its new home on Lifetime, four couples embark on an emotionally difficult journey to help repair their relationships by participating in an extreme, innovative experiment of switch therapy. Each couple will swap partners and partake in experimental marriages in order to help determine if different traits and characteristics in a mate could make their marriage stronger. Viewers learn each of their stories – how they met, how they fell in love, how their marriages took a turn for the worst and why they are willing to risk everything in order to save it. Two relationship experts; Charles J. Orlando and Dr. Jessica Griffin, will help guide the couples through the switch therapy process, as they adjust to living with an experimental spouse.
Married at First Sight and Seven Year Switch are produced by Kinetic Content (a Red Arrow Studios Company) for Lifetime. Kinetic Content’s Chris Coelen and Eric Detwiler executive produce both series. Sam Dean, Kimberly Goodman, Ally Simpson and Jen McClure-Metz also executive produce Married at First Sight while Dean Slotar and Rob Schwarze executive produce Seven Year Switch. Gena McCarthy executive produces both series for Lifetime.
SEATBELT PSYCHIC Picks Up Real Love… From Beyond the Grave Premieres July 11 at 10pm ET/PT
Lifetime’s new half-hour series, Seatbelt Psychic surprises unsuspecting ride-share passengers with readings featuring world-renowned medium Thomas John, a trusted advisor to influencers and celebrities around the country, including Courteney Cox, Sara Gilbert and Goldie Hawn. With the goal to share his gift with as many people as possible, Thomas picks up ride-share passengers and reveals he can communicate with the dead. From the driver’s seat, Thomas relays detailed messages from past family members and friends, leading to fun, highly emotional, shocking, and for many, life-changing readings. Thomas has never met the people he picks up, nor does he know what spirits will speak to him. But the details he relays will be mind-blowing, for both believers and skeptics alike. Thomas may only be giving his passengers a short lift, but they’ll be floored to find out who they will hear from along the way.
Seatbelt Psychic is produced by Fulwell 73 in association with CBS Television Studios for Lifetime. Ben Winston, Zeberiah Newman, Emma Conway, Sarah Happel Jackson and Ryan Simpkins serve as executive producers for Fulwell 73. Gena McCarthy, Brie Miranda Bryant and Lauren Celinski serve as executive producers for Lifetime. (Lifetime)