While 90 Day Fiancé has not officially spoken on why they cover FaceTime, it is believed FaceTime callers are covered for production purposes to not break the illusion of reality.
90 Day Fiancé is the 2014 dating reality series by TLC, which is premised, “Using a unique 90-day engagement visa, four women travel to the US to live with their American fiancés for the first time. Each couple has 90 days to wed before the visas expire and the women must return home.”
As a result of the initial physical distance between the couples, they usually have to communicate virtually, but fans have noticed that when cast members communicate via video chats, like on FaceTime, the screen is usually covered.
This piqued the interest of viewers. While the show has not officially spoken to the reasons for this practice, it is believed that this is done to maintain the illusion of the two-way chat without the appearance of the camera.
Is 90 Day Fiancé real?
As a reality show, 90 Day Fiancé has elements that are real and those that are scripted.
While this is not taboo, as it is understood that there are retakes and scripted scenes that are altered by the production team, 90 Day Fiancé has come under fire recently for being more scripted than reality-based. More especially with the new couples in its current and ninth season.
Fans have suggested that in addition to the plot, the couples themselves may have been formed by the show, meaning the entire exchange is scripted and lacks the authenticity of previous seasons.
90 Day Fiancé: Why do they cover FaceTime?
In earlier seasons of 90 Day Fiancé, when there were video chats between the couples, the person in the other country on the screen would completely be removed from the screen, which was not jarring at the time.
However, with the advent of social media apps like WhatsApp and FaceTime, cropping out the smaller screen which shows the person who made the call is not as easy.
Therefore, in most instances, the show usually blocks the small screen with a sticker or something that will obstruct the view of the small screen.
The practice has fascinated some viewers, but to date, 90 Day Fiancé has not shared official word about the reason for the practice.
As such, there has been speculation over the practice. However, most viewers of the show have settled on one unanimous reason for this practice, which is that it is for production purposes.
In other words, for the camera to catch such a close view of the screen that shows the conversation between the couples, it needs to be really close to the screen. This means that the camera recording the screen will be seen on the smaller screen.
Moreover, since it has been confirmed that some of the scenes are scripted, if they would need to do a retake or repeat a conversation, the change in the position of the caller on screen would be jarring and affect the “reality television” illusion.
Where to watch online 90 Day Fiancé?
How many 90 Day shows are there?
90 Day Fiancé, as a franchise, has expanded to include 18 versions of the show inspired by the original, which premiered in 2014. The names and the year each release are:
|Spin-off||Year of release|
|90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?||2016|
|90 Day Fiancé: What Now?||2017|
|90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days||2017|
|90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk||2019|
|90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way||2019|
|The Family Chantel||2019|
|90 Day Fiancé: Just Landed||2019|
|90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined||2020|
|B90 Strikes Back!||2020|
|Darcey & Stacey||2020|
|HEA Strikes Back!||2020|
|90 Day Bares All||2020|
|90 Day Diaries||2021|
|90 Day Journey||2021|
|The Other Way Strikes Back!||2021|
|90 Day: The Single Life||2021|
|90 Day Fiancé: Love Games||2021|
|90 Day: Foody Call||2021|
Is 90 Day Fiancé season nine out?
Season eight of 90 Day Fiancé concluded in April 2021, and the ninth season of the show began airing in April 2022. The season is still ongoing and the latest episode is set to air on Sunday, 7 August 2022 on TLC.
The episode marks the seventeenth episode of the show, which means that season nine is set to conclude with its eighteenth episode on Sunday, 14 August 2022.
This is as the previous season had 18 episodes in total, including the two-part “Tell All” reunion special. Therefore, if the upcoming episode is the beginning of the “Tell All”, it means that this season will have extended episodes.
Is season 10 of 90 Day Fiancé confirmed?
Seeing as 90 Day Fiancé is a popular show and is regarded as a flagship show for TLC, it would come as a surprise if the show gets cancelled before its tenth season.
However, although the new season is yet to be confirmed by the channel, it is not surprising, as season nine of the show is currently airing on TLC.
Therefore, while neither the channel nor the show have confirmed a tenth season, it does seem probable that the show will return for a new season sometime in 2023.