TF1 has licensed the docu-reality show Marry Me Now from Armoza Formats for a French adaptation that is being made by Lagardère Studios’ Reservoir Prod.
Marry Me Now looks on as women prepare their own weddings without the knowledge of their grooms-to-be. The local treatment, titled Cheri, Epouse Moi Maintenant (Honey, Marry Me Now!), will be presented by French TV personality Karine Ferri. It is due to debut in prime time on August 10.
Fabrice Bailly, the head of programs and acquisitions at TF1, stated: “TF1 aims to enhance its range of headlining program brands with innovative and emotional formats. This is why we are very excited for Cheri, Épouse Moi Maintenant, hosted by the talented Karine Ferri.”
Hugo Jagueneau, the managing director in charge of programs at Reservoir Prod, noted: “Marry Me Now is a simple and very effective idea that is a strong true story, as magical as a fairytale and as suspenseful as a drama. We are very proud to produce it for the most watched TV channel in Europe, TF1, and are looking forward to helping more people get married.”
Avi Armoza, the CEO of Armoza Formats, added: “We are excited to see the continued growth of Marry Me Now worldwide. It’s expansion to TFI, the largest channel in France, proves the need for shows that are empowering—both to the couples who are on it and the viewers who watch at home.”