Episodes: 40 (hour)
TV show dates: January 2, 2012 — September 2, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: (there are no regulars)
TV show description:
Based on the original Wife Swap series, this show follows as the mothers from two celebrity families switch homes (but not bedrooms).
The two moms are given the chance to see how another celebrity raises their children and deals with life in the spotlight, while allowing both couples the opportunity to re-discover why they love each other and decided to get together in the first place.
In each episode, a pair of mothers, with very different types of households, swap lifestyles and children in a week-long challenge. In the first part of the swap, each mom moves into the other’s home and adopts their new celebrity family’s lifestyle — no matter how different it may be. They agree to follow a manual written by the departing mother that sets out the rules of their new household; including how they parent, manage their social life, do house work, unwind and more.
In the second half of the week, everything changes. The new moms take charge. They introduce their own set of rules and get to run the new household their way. It’s a radical shock to both celebrity families. The results are explosive, enlightening, emotional and often very funny.
Episode #40 — Robert Carradine/Terrell Owens
Robert Carradine is an actor best known for his role on the classic movie franchise “Revenge of the Nerds.” Today, he regularly visits a reclusive private island off of Tahiti with his wife of 25 years, Edie, and their daughter Marika. Robert and his family live “off the grid” with no cell phone, Wi-Fi, computers or television. They are self-sufficient with Robert fishing and gathering the family’s food daily, milking goats and collecting chicken eggs. The family enjoys low-key, but devoted family time where they do a lot of home crafting and Robert whittles.
Terrell “T.O.” Owens is a former NFL star who played professionally for 15 years. Terrell lives in Los Angeles, CA with his friend Melissa, her daughter Mikayva and ones of Terrell’s children, 15-year-old Terique. Physical fitness and sports play a huge role in Terrell’s house with Terrell and Melissa working out together. When it comes to family time, Terrell tends to go off entirely on his own, ordering delivery food for only him and secluding himself in the house away from the rest of his family.
When it’s time for the swap, Terrell arrives in Tahiti, but it’s anything but paradise when he finds himself on a paddle boat far from any sign of civilization. With no cell reception or modern day amenities, Terrell isn’t sure what’s in store for him. Back in Los Angeles, Robert is overwhelmed by the size of his new house. When the men meet their new wives for the first time, Terrell immediately learns he’s responsible for providing the family’s dinner while Richard feels out of place when Melissa cooks dinner for herself and the kids leaving Robert Terrell’s standard take-out menus to order dinner and hang out by himself. As the week goes on, Robert gets a lesson in working out and spends time with some of Terrell’s football friends while Terrell gets to work on the island chopping firewood and providing for his new family. When it’s time for rules change, the men are ready to make some big changes to their new families. (courtesy ABC.)
First aired: September 2, 2015.
What do you think? Do you like the Celebrity Wife Swap TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?