Wife Swap: ABC Ordering Celebrity Version

Wife SwapWhat do you do if your reality show is running out of steam? You order a celebrity version, of course. It worked for Donald Trump’s Apprentice on NBC so why not Wife Swap?

ABC is reportedly ordering another season of its venerable Wife Swap series but this time with a celebrity twist. According to Deadline, the network wants six episodes of the reality series that would feature celebrities switching lifestyles. It’s not clear if there would be two celebrities involved or just one and a “regular” mom.

The network is keeping mum on who might participate but former Saturday Night Live castmember Victoria Jackson has hinted that she was approached.

Part of the primetime schedule since 2004, ABC’s Wife Swap is based on a British series by the same name. That one apparently did some celebrity episodes and they performed quite well overseas.

What do you think? Would a celebrity version interest you?

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12 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Abby says

    Nah.. I liked the old one just how it was! My family of seven loves the show! Please keep it on just the way It used to be!

  2. charles says

    Never liked this scripted, edited, and terrible show as it was, please just stop broadcasting this show in any form.

  3. pheonix says

    Hell no!! Celebrities already have money and fame
    let ordinary working class folks have something. Wife
    Swap is one of my favorite shows because it features
    real families. I will not be watching this junk!

  4. RecceR says

    This sounds like a sad attempt to bring in ratings in a cheap way. I’m not sure why ABC thinks we want to see D-List celebs switch lives, but CBS thinks it too because they’re doing that dumb “Same Name” show. ABC has a horrible head of programming though, so what were we to expect? Nothing but reality crap.

  5. Mike says

    Of course, we absolutely need another brilliant reality show to feed the insatiable appetites of the incredibly sad people that watch them.

    • Anonymous says

      aww, mike, I am a really happy person who just likes to indulge is reality TV. it’s fun watching other people, It makes you realize how good you have it. lighten up.

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