via press release:
FYI SAYS ‘I DO’ TO NEW ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES “ARRANGED”
PREMIERES TUESDAY, APRIL 14 AT 10:15PM ET
SERIES FOLLOWS THREE COUPLES AS FAMILIES
ARRANGE THEIR MARRIAGES
NEW YORK, NY – March 10, 2015 – FYI’s new original docuseries, “Arranged,” follows modern-American singles from across the country, whose cultural traditions include an arranged marriage, as they are united in matrimony by their families. Eight hour-long episodes are set to premiere on Tuesday, April 14 at 10:15pm ET.
In “Arranged,” three couples from different cultural backgrounds have one thing in common – the belief in arranged marriages. From a young Romani gypsy couple in New York City, to a southern couple from the Bible belt, to a couple raised by traditional Eastern Indian parents living in Los Angeles – these brides and grooms don’t just marry each other, their unions include their entire family. Viewers will see each couple’s relationship from the lead-up to their weddings, to the several months after the reality of married life sinks in.
Even though the marriages stemmed from the heart of their culture, the marital stakes are heightened as the couples do not have the level of intimacy common in most modern marriages. For some, it will be tough to give up their independence and their new roles as husband and wife prove to be more than they bargained for. Pregnancy scares, money concerns and over-protective parents will add even more stress to an already overwhelming situation. Viewers will learn compelling relationship advice as they watch these unique journeys and find out if these couples hold the key to a long-lasting marriage by being arranged.
“Arranged” is produced for FYI by Moxie Pictures. Dan Levinson and Sven Nilsson are executive producers for Moxie Pictures. Gena McCarthy and Toby Faulkner serve as executive producers for FYI.