Married at First Sight said goodbye to Nashville, Tennessee, and took Denver, Colorado, by storm for the latest season of the controversial marriage experiment.

After 17 seasons, fans thought the franchise couldn’t surprise them anymore — however, a runaway bride is set to shake things up.

When Does ‘Married at First Sight’ Season 17 Premiere?

Married at First Sight season 17 premieres on October 18 on Lifetime.

‘MAFS’ Season 17 Location

Kevin Frazier, host of the franchise’s kickoff and reunion specials, revealed during the MAFS season 16 finale in June 2023 that the series was heading to the Centennial State for the first time.

“What did I get myself into?” the clip teased a bride nervous prior to walking down the aisle. Meanwhile, the friend of a groom could be heard saying, “This is your last chance to back out here, you sure you ready for this?”

‘MAFS’ Season 17 Denver

Kinetic Content, who produces the long-running series, first revealed the new city after putting out a casting call for hopeful singles in October 2022.

“Single in Denver? Ready to take the ultimate leap of faith? Don’t miss your chance at finding your everlasting love!” the post read. “We are in the final stages of casting, so submit your application TODAY.” 

The long-running series documents participants as they go from a party of one to legally committed overnight. With more than 80,000 applicants nationwide, the hopeful singles are ready to risk it all and put their love lives in the hands of the experts. From intense questionnaires to interviews and home visits, the experts take the matching process seriously. “I know it’s a TV docuseries, but I’m more concerned about whether they can make it for the long haul,” MAFS resident expert Pastor Cal Roberson previously explained to In Touch in July 2022. 

‘MAFS’ Season 17 Cast

This season, fans will meet five couples set to get married at the altar. The cast are matches Brennan and Emily, Michael and Chloe, Cameron and Clare, Austin and Rebecca and Orion and Lauren.

According to a teaser clip for the season, for the first time in MAFS history, five brides will meet their husbands at the altar but “only four will come out married.”

During the October 2023 premiere episode, fans learned Michael was the groom whose bride decided not to go through with their nuptials.

“I see her, she’s extremely beautiful,” Michael said off camera as he saw his future wife for the first time. However, when his bride finally makes her way down the aisle, she reveals that she doesn’t think she “can do this.”

“That hurt,” Michael said following the ceremony as his friends and family tried to comfort him.

‘MAFS’ Season 17 Trailer

Season 17 will feature plenty of drama, including Lauren allegedly cheating on Orion.

“I don’t feel comfortable with the fact that you did sleep with somebody else,” Orion told Lauren in a teaser clip shared by Page Six on November 1.

After Lauren admitted to being unfaithful, she said she felt “remorse” but “there’s nothing [she] can do” to change what happened.

“I did feel myself falling for him and now I’m just like what the f—k,” Lauren said through tears while talking to a friend.

The clip also teased Michael’s journey to find love after his bride left him at the altar. While his first wedding didn’t work out as planned, Michael was shown being asked if he wants a second chance to get married.

Which ‘MAFS’ Season 16 Couples Are Still Together?

Season 16 of the franchise debuted in January and the series took Nashville, Tennessee for the first time. 

During the season, fans met matches Jasmine Secrest and Airris Williams, Nicole Lilienthal and Christopher Thielk, Gina Micheletti and Clint Webb, Domynique Kloss and Mackinley Gilbert, and Kirsten Grimes and Shaquille Dillon as they met and married a stranger.

Unfortunately, only Nicole and Chris stayed married, leaving the success rate for season 16 at 20 percent. 

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