Dating may be crazy enough on its own, but add in a reality TV programme and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. The genre has had a lot of success, and new versions are springing up all over the place. There’s the programme “Too Hot to Handle,” which punishes participants for physical acts of closeness in the hopes of encouraging a more intellectual relationship first. Then there’s Netflix’s “Sexy Beasts,” which disguises candidates in animal costumes and prosthetics in order to encourage viewers to seek a connection that goes beyond physical attraction.
Then it’s “Are You the One?” by MTV. In comparison to some of its younger predecessors, the series has lasted a long time. Contestants who correctly describe their ideal mate will win a cash reward of $1 million on the programme. According to Entertainment Weekly, the compatibility is scientifically assessed, with some good old-fashioned matching thrown in for good measure. As a result, it’s a severe matter!
With that in mind, we’re eager to learn whether and when a ninth “AYTO?” season will air, as well as the specifics. Continue reading.
When’s the release date for Season 9?
We don’t have as much information on Season 9 of “Are You the One?” as we’d like. In fact, there are grounds to suspect that the show’s progress has slowed or paused as a result of recent controversies. The MTV programme is under investigation, according to The Daily Beast, after participant Gianna Hammer (shown above) claimed producers gave her an additional dosage of anti-anxiety medicine while she was drinking during Season 5. Without the camera crew or producers intervening, she fainted out and was attacked by a fellow contender. According to the source, a competitor used racist slurs repeatedly, and the producers “brushed everything under the rug.”
The show’s production firm, Lighthearted Entertainment, refuted Gianna’s charges, according to The Daily Beast. Furthermore, Season 8 ended in 2019. So, Season 9 is expected as released on 7th, December 2022.
Who will be joining Season 9’s cast?
Should MTV proceed with Season 9 of “Are You the One?” who will join the cast? It seems to be too early to make any definitive comments. According to The Daily Beast, the network has suspended “casting/production of the forthcoming season” as of May 2021. Many participants told the publication that they believed “AYTO?” and its production firm, Lighthearted Entertainment, were on their “last legs.”
Despite these criticisms, the programme has fared well in terms of its commitment to diversity. According to Variety, producers chose pansexual participants for Season 8, “implying that any of them might be anybody else’s ideal match.” Viewers praised the genuineness of gay representation, which is sometimes absent from reality dating programmes.
If the programme is renewed for Season 9, we’ll most likely see presenter Terrence J, so that’s one familiar face!
How to watch Are You The One?
Finding out where to watch our favourite programmes in the realm of streaming can be an event in and of itself. This is especially true for “Are You the One?” since it has had its own journey to find a home.
According to the TV Guide, Netflix purchased Seasons 1 and 2 of the programme, which is now accessible to view. But what about the other months of the year? CBS All Access is streaming Seasons 1-6, according to the site. Meanwhile, Seasons 7 and 8 are available to watch on MTV’s website. It’s important to remember, though, that you’ll need a cable login to have access.
If you’re ready to make a long-term commitment (it is, after all, a show about finding love!), you can purchase or rent the full series on Amazon and Vudu. It takes some bouncing about, but it’s well worth it if you’re a fan of the programme.