Addicted To Marriage Season 1 Release Date, Cast, And More Information

TLC took a hard look at off-beat addictions with its hit show "My Strange Addiction" back in the early 2010s. And they've been covering weddings for years with one of their most popular series, "Say Yes to the Dress." Now, they've found a way to combine the two: "Addicted to Marriage" follows the lives of four women who are... you guessed it: addicted to marriage. According to People, the show's producers managed to find four women who have been married a total of 20 times — an average of five times each! Of course, not all of them have been married that many times. One has only been married twice, while another has been married a whopping 11 times! That's got to be expensive.

If you feel the sudden urge to cancel all your plans so you can watch this show, you're not alone. So what night do you need to block out in your calendar? Keep reading to find out.

When will Addicted to Marriage premiere?

In its announcement of the series, TLC revealed that "Addicted to Marriage" will premiere on the network on November 16 at 10 p.m. ET. The show will be filling the slot currently occupied by "Welcome to Plathville," per TLC's schedule.

It is unclear how many episodes of "Addicted to Marriage" there will be, but based on recent patterns, we can assume that it will probably be a short season. The first seasons of oddball TLC shows are usually on the shorter side, presumably serving as a test run to see how audiences respond. "So Freakin Cheap," a spin-off of "Extreme Cheapskates," ran for only six episodes. Even Season 1 of "90 Day Fiance," arguably the network's flagship series, only had six episodes, per IMDb. The most recent season of "90 Day Fiance," Season 8, had 19 episodes. So if Season 1 of "Addicted to Marriage" proves to be a success, future seasons could have as many episodes as their cast members have had weddings.

Get to know the Addicted to Marriage cast

Based on the series' trailer, "Addicted to Marriage" features four women who just can't seem to get enough of weddings (or companionship). The cast consists of Monette, Shae, Amy, and Kecia. Monette has been married 11 times and wants to make her boyfriend John Number 12. But Monette's daughter reveals in the trailer that her mom's extreme pickiness has been the demise of all of her past relationships. "It would be, like, there was an issue with one of my stepdads, and I'm like, 'You don't need to leave him for that reason,'" she said, "'like, you just don't.'"

Shae may have only been married twice... but she's been engaged four times! Things are heating up between her and her boyfriend Joe — who has never been married — but she has yet to tell him about her past experiences. Amy, on the other hand, finally told her boyfriend Geno about her four previous marriages. But now, she's worried her past may raise some red flags. Kecia (pictured above) is engaged to her fourth fiance, and is being something of a bridezilla. She is determined to make her (hopefully) last wedding one for the history books, and doesn't care what toll it may take on those around her.

This new TLC show is not without controversy

TLC posted the trailer for "Addicted to Marriage" on Facebook, and followers quickly took to the comments to react. Most of the reactions were typical, namely wondering how Monette had been married 11 times. "Has she been getting married since the prohibition?" one commenter asked. But another commenter pointed out a common criticism of TLC shows: "Where's the men addicted to marriage?" they asked. "Plenty of men also marry more than once."

"Addicted to Marriage" is not the first TLC show to raise questions regarding perpetuating misogyny. In early 2020, the show "Hot and Heavy" about "mixed-weight" couples drew similar criticism. Why? Because the show only featured plus-sized women, and no plus-sized men. Additionally, the series seemed to center around the idea that men love these women regardless of their size, making their weight out to be a negative trait. Twitter users were quick to voice their opinions about the premise, with one pointing out that plus-sized men have been partners with thin women in countless sitcoms and romantic comedies. Another jokingly suggested, "Let's retitle, 'How Can Men Possibly Love Fat Women?'"

We'll have to wait and see how the women on "Addicted to Marriage" will be portrayed. And who knows? Maybe next season will feature men who have had multiple marriages too.