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Wife Swap

Wife Swap

  • Premiered: 
    September 26, 2004
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the UK series Wife Swap 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Two mothers of families, each with opposing values, trade households, lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) in a two week-long challenge. In the first part of the exchange, each mom moves into the other's home and agrees to follow a manual of "household rules" written by the departing mother, including how to parent, manage their social life, do house work, unwind and more. Everything changes in the second week when "new mommy" takes charge, introduces her own set of rules and runs everything her way. At the end of the second week, the two couples meet for the first time, making frank assessments of one another and discussing the experience. After not airing new episodes of WIFE SWAP for nearly 30 months -- partly because ABC showed eight episodes of CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP in 2012 and 2013 -- the network brought back this series for a seventh season on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8pm ET/PT.

Other Titles

  • Previously known as Trading Moms

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by RDF USA