It is all arranged. The second season of FYI’s Arranged TV series premieres Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The docu-series follows otherwise modern American singles who share the tradition of arranged marriage. Below, check out the photos and bios, for the three couples featured in Arranged, season two.
FYI says, “From a young Jewish modern Orthodox couple in New York City, to a southern couple from Texas, to a couple raised by traditional East Indian parents living in California – each have a unique journey to marriage.” Arranged is produced for FYI by Moxie Pictures. Dan Levinson and Sven Nilsson are executive producers for Moxie Pictures. Gena McCarthy, Toby Faulkner and Lauren Wohl serve as executive producers for FYI.
Meet David and Taylor
David and Taylor
Season 2 Couple
David, 25 and Taylor, 25
Located in Fort Worth, Texas
Until David’s brother got involved, Taylor and David had both gone to the same high school, he played football and she was a cheerleader, but they were never romantically involved. David’s brother Jordan has been best friends with Taylor for years and he knew his brother would be the perfect match for her. After both Taylor and David’s serious relationships with other people ended horribly, Jordan knew it was time to interject and get these two together. After months of communicating only online, a long-distance relationship blossomed between the two while Taylor was working in Hawaii based on their shared faith and Texas upbringing. Once Taylor moved back to Texas, the couple was arranged. However, their fairytale romance hasn’t been easy – David’s mother strongly disapproves of Taylor and has been on a mission to break them up. As their wedding approaches, David has had to choose between the two most important women in his life; his mother and the woman he plans to marry. Despite major roadblocks, David and Taylor hope to prove that they are each other’s one true love.
Meet Ben and Vicki
Ben and Vicki
Season 2 Couple
Ben, 22 and Vicki, 21
Located in New York City
Vicki and Ben grew up in Seattle and went to the same middle school. They knew each other, but never pursued a relationship. After high school, both took trips on their own to Israel where they were drawn to an Orthodox lifestyle. As fate would have it, Vicki and Ben each moved to New York City for college and they wound up reconnecting at a charity event. They were initially drawn to each other because of their shared cultural understanding of Orthodox Judaism and after the approval of their parents; they began dating. In the Orthodox community, people don’t date unless they are beginning the process of getting married. After a few short dates, Ben and Vicki were arranged. Their families are thrilled that both are marrying within the faith, however their parents have expressed concerns about the suddenness of the arrangement and have some doubts as to whether or not they are ready for such a serious commitment. Adhering to Orthodox traditions, they are not permitted to touch, kiss or be alone prior to getting married.
Meet Maneka and Mayur
Maneka and Mayur
Season 2 Couple
Maneka, 33 and Mayur, 36
Located in Newport Beach, California
Coming from a very traditional Indian family, Maneka knew from a young age that her parents would help choose her husband. However, when she was 22 years old she went against tradition and married for love. Her first marriage ended in a bitter divorce after just four years. At age 31, Maneka felt pressure from her family to get married and start a family, which prompted a career change in hopes of meeting more eligible men. While working in real estate she met Mayur, and after only a month of knowing her he sought approval from Maneka’s parents for them to be arranged. Maneka’s parents approved of him and this time she will be following tradition in an arranged marriage. The pair are planning an over the top Indian, Cirque du Soleil themed wedding, and are anxious to get married because Maneka still lives at home with her large family.
Get more information from this FYI press release.
APRIL 5, 2016
FYI™ DOCUSERIES “ARRANGED” RETURNS FOR SEASON TWO
FYI™ DOCUSERIES “ARRANGED” RETURNS FOR SEASON TWO
SERIES FOLLOWS THREE NEW COUPLES AND THEIR FAMILIES
WHO WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN ARRANGING THEIR MARRIAGES
PREMIERES TUESDAY, MAY 10 AT 9PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY – April 5, 2016 – FYI’s hit series “Arranged,” which follows modern American singles whose cultural traditions include an arranged marriage, returns with three new couples for a second season. Eleven hour-long episodes are set to premiere beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm ET/PT.
In season two, viewers will follow three couples from different backgrounds that have one thing in common – the belief in arranged marriages. From a young Jewish modern Orthodox couple in New York City, to a southern couple from Texas, to a couple raised by traditional East Indian parents living in California – each have a unique journey to marriage.
Viewers will see the couples get to know one another from the lead-up to their weddings, through the joys and challenges of married life seen through the lens of their very different families and cultures. Meddling mother-in laws, money concerns, the struggle of adjusting to new lifestyles and starting a family will add even more stress to an already overwhelming situation. With immense pressure from their families and communities to make the marriages work, the arranged couples must learn to overcome relationship hurdles to succeed.
“Arranged” is produced for FYI by Moxie Pictures. Dan Levinson and Sven Nilsson are executive producers for Moxie Pictures. Gena McCarthy, Toby Faulkner and Lauren Wohl serve as executive producers for FYI.
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Are you a fan of the Arranged TV show? Do you plan to watch the second season? Do you know know any couples in arranged marriages? Let us know, below.
Are we going to see the end of season 2. It ended so sudden.
What happened to season 2? Has it been cancelled? Only 11 episodes?
The so-called Christian families do not behave in a Christian way at all. Please do not judge Christians by their behavior
OMG, I have so much to say about these couples. I’m aware that none of us truly “know” them but from what is shown on TV and what their behaviors are, this is my take. Vicki and Ben are both so young and immature. Seems like there were some major issues they should have discussed before getting married. Mostly, where they were going to live. I am glad that Ben came to his senses and picked the apt. in the city for now so Vicki could easily go to school. Taylor and David. I’m sorry but Taylor is a loud… Read more »
I am noticing a pattern about these 3 couples. Each have a taker and a victim. Mayor wants a beautiful Indian slave not a wife. He’s an all American boy until it comes to a wife. He’s horrible to her. Her father should kick his ass. Mayor is a narcist and she is in big trouble with him. You can’t compare him to Christian he was a child, Mayor is an adult with a slave for a wife. Run girl run!!! Taylor and her meddling pwt mother need to show some respect to David and his sweet mother. Its hateful… Read more »
I agreed with mostly everything you said except Vicky…Ben is so immature and bossy…he makes all these religious demands or reminders but acts lile a child in the kitchen when she was trying to take care of business…..even neforw their marriage when asked what he would so foe a living I was surprised he cpuld not answer this as if he suddenly wasn’t so opinionated! No vicky is fine…she just should relax about spending money so much…clearly her husband doesn’t have it..Ben strikes me as someone who controls his wife’s finances but will spend on his on whims.
I agree with one of the other posts Ben should also get a job if Vicki get’s one. He seems to be very immature and tends to use his religion as an excuse for always wanting to get his way, he never tells or shows Vicki any thanks for all the things she does for him. With only one person doing the majority of the work in the relationship and them being so young I think this could spell disaster later on, I think Vicki will tire of no emotional or physical support from Ben and be unsure if this… Read more »
The husband in the Indian couple (Mayur) does not want a wife he wants a slave! He says he is Americanized but he isn’t , if he was he would treat his wife as a partner, he isn’t traditional Indian either because she would not be working outside of their home and he would not be insisting that she did. Before the wedding her father ask him if he was financially secure and he said he made high six figures which I doubt. If that was true why don’t they live in a nice house that they are buying? Also… Read more »
Regina is doing her best as a wife and Mayur is lazy and needs to help out,at home cooking and cleaning. Since she works too. He is americanized and should understand. He is too demanding. Nooone feels loved or respected if they cant work together and help eachother so they each r not overwhelmed. Same as the young couple ben and vicki. They r both in school. She does all the home stuff and he does nothing. Then he wants her to get a job and he is never thankful to her. This is all new to her and she… Read more »
I was such a fan of the season 1 cast that I was excited for season 2 cast but, I have to say after investing myself into 6 episodes, I am not empressed. Mayur and Maneka are super annoying. She’s so clingy and desperate… total opposite of Regina ( who is full of personality) and Mayur is class A Yuppie he’s so bland. Veeral had a great demeanor and they were an interesting couple to watch grow. Pleas see bring back season one cast. I want to know what’s going on with Christian and Maria!!!!