Nick and Vanessa Lachey in Love Is Blind

Netflix Renewed Love Is Blind Seasons 4 And 5, Plus More Reality Dating Shows

The streamer is going all in on the genre.

by Ani Bundel
Adam Rose/Netflix © 2022

You’ve heard the saying before: “Spring is the season of love.” Or, wait, maybe it’s “Summer is the season of love”? Or is it autumn? Honestly, for Netflix, it doesn’t matter. Anytime is the right time for love as long as the streamer can format it into a reality competition series. In fact, the streaming service is promising to release reality competition shows year round — to that end, Netflix has renewed Love Is Blind Seasons 4 and 5, along with (but not limited to) future seasons of The Ultimatum, Love On The Spectrum, Indian Matchmaking, and Too Hot To Handle.

Netflix has hit big with reality series aimed at helping singles find love ever since the debut of Love Is Blind in February 2020. That was followed by Too Hot To Handle in April. After that, THTH moved quickly to a biannual schedule, with new seasons releasing every six months. However, Love Is Blind took a little longer, with an almost two-year wait between Seasons 1 and 2.

But Netflix won’t let that happen again. With Season 2 having wrapped up in early March 2022, the streamer already has Season 3 prepped to arrive later in the year, *and* it has renewed the show for two more seasons, likely to debut in 2023. That’s on top of spinoffs Love is Blind: Brazil and Love is Blind: Japan.

Thankfully, Nick Lachey, the host of Love is Blind and former 98 Degrees boy band member, has a song for the occasion, with help from some of Netflix’s former reality dating show cast members.

In more renewal news, Indian Matchmaking, which starred Sima Taparia, a marriage consultant from Mumbai, was controversial when it debuted in July 2020 but was renewed for a second season in 2021. Netflix confirmed Season 2 will debut in 2022, with Season 3 greenlit to follow. Also, Too Hot To Handle, which Netflix announced a renewal for Season 4 in February, confirmed the new season is “coming soon.” (Season 3 debuted in January 2022; the smart money is Season 4 will arrive in June.) And finally, Love On The Spectrum US is the American-based version of the touchingly sweet Australian docuseries that debuted last year. Hopefully, this version will live up to its down-under cousin’s standards.

Then there are the new shows:

  • The Ultimatum is a show in which the ready-for-marriage partner tells the other half of their couple they have eight weeks to agree to get married or move on. Season 1 arrives April 6; an LGBTQ+ version is in the works for later in 2022.
  • Dated and Related is a show in which siblings team up to help each other navigate the dating world, and viewers learn if the person who knows you best is the perfect wingman... or the worst spoiler. Season 1 will arrive in 2022.
  • Jewish Matchmaking, a spinoff of Indian Matchmaking, will see Jewish singles from the U.S. and Israel go full shidduch, paired off by a real-life Jewish matchmaker. Netflix gave no date for a release, but it’ll probably be late 2022, if not early 2023.
  • Finally, there’s a still-untitled crossover dating series featuring past stars from Too Hot To Handle, Love Is Blind, The Circle, and Selling Tampa (because if The Avengers taught us anything, it’s that crossover events are a fan-favorite).

The first show in this lineup to come fans’ way will be The Ultimatum, starting April 6, 2022. May the odds be in everyone’s favor.