via press release:
FYI’S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “THE SEVEN YEAR SWITCH”
PREMIERES TUESDAY, JULY 7 AT 9PM ET
SERIES FOLLOWS MARRIED COUPLES WHO BRAVELY PUT THEIR RELATIONSHIPS TO THE TEST AS THEY PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPERIMENTAL MARRIAGE WITH A NEW PARTNER
NEW YORK, June 8, 2015 – In FYI’s new original series, “The Seven Year Switch,” four couples at a crossroads in their relationship will get the chance to live with a stranger for two weeks, in an experimental marriage, to help determine if different traits and characteristics in a mate could make their marriage stronger. Eight episodes are set to premiere on Tuesday, July 7 at 9pm ET, beginning with a two-hour season opener.
Seven years marks a point in many marriages when couples find themselves restless and dissatisfied; and some even wonder what it would be like if they had picked a different spouse. “The Seven Year Switch” will follow the journey of four couples who have hit a breaking point in their marriage. Each of the couples, who have not had children as of yet, will participate in an innovative experiment of switch therapy, in which they swap partners and partake in experimental marriages.
In the season premiere, the four married couples are introduced as they embark on an emotionally difficult journey to help repair their relationships. Viewers learn each of their love 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. Lack of intimacy, communication and different interests are all factors that contributed to the decline in the couple’s marriages.
Two relationship experts will help guide the couples through the switch therapy process, as they adjust to living with an experimental spouse. Will their temporary partners be able to fill the void they’ve been yearning for, or will they discover that the grass isn’t always greener? At the end of the month-long experiment, each of the married couples will reunite and make the decision: to either part ways and divorce, or reaffirm their commitment and renew their vows.
“The Seven Year Switch” is produced by Kinetic Content for FYI. Chris Coelen, Karrie Wolfe and Cat Rodriguez are executive producers for Kinetic Content. Gena McCarthy and Liz Fine serve as executive producers for FYI.
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