FYI Greenlights 'Seven Year Switch'

FYI will continue to walk down the aisle with marriage-themed reality series with the summer debut of The Seven Year Switch, the network said Friday.

The series will follow four struggling marriages at the seven-year mark who switch partners for a month to help find ways to strengthen their own marraiges when they return to their spouses. according to FYI.

The series is produced by Kinetic Content, the producers of FYI's most popular series Marriage At First Sight. The network also airs a third marriage-themed series Arranged.

“FYI is continuing to pioneer social experiments with this innovative new series that follows the journey of couples who have hit a breaking point in their marriage,” said Gena McCarthy, senior vice president of programming and development for FYI in a statement. “This experiment will allow them to determine whether absence really does make the heart grow fonder.”

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