Paramount Network is expanding its Jon Taffer-led “Rescue” franchise with Marriage Rescue, a new original non-scripted series following Taffer as he helps couples whose relationships are on the brink of failure. The six one-hour episode series, which released its official trailer today, premieres Sunday, June 2 at 10pm ET/PT. Additionally, Paramount Network ordered a 12 episode seventh season of the long-running hit series Bar Rescue, with new episodes of season six currently airing on Sundays at 10pm ET/PT. Both Marriage Rescue and Bar Rescue are produced by 3 Ball Entertainment.
Jon Taffer, who is tremendously successful diffusing conflict among family-owned businesses on Paramount Network’s popular series Bar Rescue, will apply similar tactics to a diverse group of spouses on Marriage Rescue, ranging from newlyweds to couples who have been together for decades. To escape any distractions from the daily grind of their lives, Taffer has transported these couples to a five-star beach resort in the Caribbean. In every episode, he will meet two new couples and then explore the issues straining their marriages. After putting their relationship to the test with a series of unique, customized and often exotic challenges, the couples will either leave the show together or opt to part ways.
“I am very excited about Marriage Rescue,” said executive producer and star, Jon Taffer. “Bar Rescue is first and foremost about helping people flourish in difficult situations. Marriage Rescue will allow me to focus my energy and passion on couples that need to confront issues and cause serious change in their relationship. At the end of the show, whether the couple decides to stay together or part ways, I know that our work together will leave everyone in a better place with confidence in their future.”
“We are thrilled to add Marriage Rescue to our roster of successful Jon Taffer-led programming,” said Keith Cox, President, Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land. “Like fan-favorite Bar Rescue, this series is a raw and emotional look at high-stakes relationships on the edge of shutting down.”
“3 Ball, Paramount and Jon Taffer continue to build upon a great relationship,” added 3 Ball Entertainment CEO Ross Weintraub. “We’re delighted to be furthering our partnership, and are gratified to see the ‘Bar Rescue’ franchise evolve with another transformative format in ‘Marriage Rescue.’”
Bar Rescue is currently in its sixth season and continues to be a powerhouse, averaging a .72 P18-49 L+3 rating through six weeks and posting a +2% gain vs last cycle’s average (through six episodes). Since Bar Rescue’s return, Paramount Network is a top five network in cable during its Sunday night time period**. The series follows Taffer across the country as he utilizes decades of experience in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business to help give failing establishments one last chance to transform themselves into profitable businesses.
Marriage Rescue and Bar Rescue are produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. Marriage Rescue executive producers are Jon Taffer, Ross Weintraub, Ronak Kordestani and Joel Rodgers. Bar Rescue is executive produced by Taffer, Weintraub and Birchara “Bicha” Gholam. Chaz Gray, Executive Producer of Current, Original Series, Paramount Network, oversees production of Marriage Rescue and Bar Rescue for the network.