Friday, May 22, 2009

Married by the Family on Reality TV

Marriedbyamerica_l"CBS is hooking up with Project Runway and Top Chef producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz for a reality show on arranged marriages. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series, tentatively and uncreatively titled Arranged Marriage, will follow four unlucky-in-love adults, age roughly 25-45, who allow their friends and family to choose a spouse for them because they're that anxious to commit. The couples will legally tie the knot, and the series will document their lives together post-ceremony."

Now before you poo-poo this whole thing, here's a weird fact that I wrangled up while watching 20/20 or Dateline or possibly WE( either way a highly credible source.)

Apparently the divorce rate for arranged marriage is only 5%-7% around the world.

Regular marriages in this country run about 50.50. Perhaps, this may have to do with the threat of beheading in other parts of the globe, but what a plot twist that would be.

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