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Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy

Trading SpousesNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 60 (hour)
Seasons: Three

TV show dates: July 20, 2004 – May 3, 2007
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Various

trading spouses: meet your new mommy past TV show

TV show description:
A reality show in which two families, usually of different social classes, swap wives/mothers for a week. For some, it’s a dream vacation; for others, it’s a nightmare come true.

Each family is awarded $50,000 at the end of the week, with the stipulation that the guest wife/mother has to decide how the host family will spend the money. Occasionally, husbands/fathers were swapped instead.
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Series Finale

The series has ended.

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What happened next?

There are no current plans to revive the show.

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Behind the Scenes

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In April 2003, Chappelle’s Show featured a sketch called “Trading Spouses,” over a year before the FOX show aired. The sketch was based on the home-decorating show Trading Spaces and Dave Chappelle’s stand-up comedy.
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Though Trading Spouses debuted before ABC’s Wife Swap, it was given a greenlight a month after ABC’s presentation of Wife Swap to advertisers. Producers of Wipe Swap claimed that Trading Spouses producers stole their idea and filed a lawsuit against them in December 2004. The parties reached an undisclosed out-of-court settlement in February 2005.
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Trading Spouses was not given a spot on FOX’s Fall or midseason 2007-08 schedules but is listed among their returning programs.
 

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Denise Mitchell October 13, 2012 at 5:39 am

My family is extremely interested in being a part of the cast on Trading Spouses> I have read it has been cancelled, however may be returing. Is it or has it returned? Are applications being accepted? Please advise. Thank you D. Mitchell

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