As if Married at First Sight wasn’t traumatic enough, Warner Brothers is now casting for a documentary series that revolves around “couples therapy”! And we believe it might be replacing The Bachelor next year!

But just like Married at First Sight is dubbed an “experiment”, we’re sure that “documentary” is also a loose term to describe the upcoming series which has the potential to be just as unhinged as any other show that is centred on relationships these days. Plus, we all know how much we love to nitpick other people’s relationships!

Warner Brothers, who is the company behind the Bachelor franchise, posted a call out to their Instagram page on Monday night. Which said they are seeking couples from New South Wales to take part in an “authentic new” series.

According to the post, selected couples will receive weekly therapy sessions over the course of several months with a “highly regarded experienced couples’ therapist”. Let’s just hope they’re vetted more thoroughly than the counsellors-slash-experts we’ve seen on other shows…

The Rumours That Couples Therapy Will Replace The Bachelor!

It’s no secret that The Bachelor 2021‘s ratings were six feet under this year after Jimmy Nicholson‘s love story failed to live up to the hype of seasons past. Given this, it doesn’t come as a shock to hear that Channel Ten has reportedly been shopping around for an overseas reality show to replace the famed dating series in the future!

In episode 97 of So Dramatic! With Megan Pustetto it was noted that Warner Brothers hasn’t advertised casting for the next season of The Bachelor like they would typically do. The production company usually promotes that they’re casting for the following year towards the end of the season, yet nothing is to be found!

But wait! There’s more!

The US network Showtime has recently finished airing its second season of Couples Therapy, a documentary series that sounds VERY similar to the one that Warner Brothers is currently casting for — so we’re convinced this is a strong contender to take the place of The Bachelor.

According to Showtime, the show “unlocks a hidden world” of other people’s relationships — but they do stress that it’s “far from reality show caricatures”, using “documentary filmmaking that brings viewers into the authentic and visceral experience of weekly therapy”.

Where Can You Watch The New Couples Therapy Series?

At this stage, the documentary-style show is slated to stream on an international streaming service, with the production being spruiked as a “premium, non-intrusive observational… series” — but as we all know by now, there’s nothing more intrusive than having a camera shoved in your face day in and day out.

Warner Brothers are “keen” to hear from people of all sexual orientations, genders and backgrounds who are “open to sharing the joys and complexities” of their relationships

Are you as intrigued as we are? The casting agency is currently accepting expressions of interests via email:

Will this new show have what it takes to become Married at First Sight 2.0? We certainly hope so!

Know something about the upcoming couples therapy doco that we don’t? Contact us here!

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