Three couples were chosen by relationship experts to marry upon their first meeting. The couples agreed, of course. All wanted to marry and were having no luck in the dating world on their own.
The challenge was to stay married for at least six weeks; they were free to divorce at that point, if desired. Only one couple divorced after the six weeks. The show follows the other two couples through their first year.
Turns out, after some initial issues, these two couples from the first season have begun to love each other and are committed to being married for life. (The show just started its second season with three new couples.)
The idea is reflective of arranged marriages from long ago. Which doesn't seem like such a bad idea with the way so many relationships go these days. Sometimes others who know us well can be more objective about what we really need.
You might not care for reality TV, but if you do, this show sure beats Honey Boo Boo.