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Paramount Network has greenlit the revival of non-scripted “Wife Swap” from Banijay Studios North America for another season, with an order for 20 new episodes.
During each swap, the new spouses must at first adhere to exactly the same rules and lifestyle of the spouses being replaced – including homes, child-rearing, chores, hobbies, lifestyles and careers, before introducing their own ideas and beliefs into their new households. At the end, both couples meet face-to-face and discuss what they learned from the swap and how their new experiences will shape their lives, habits and homes in the future.
“’Wife Swap’ is an iconic international hit that we knew would resonate with our Paramount Network audience,” said Keith Cox, President of Development for Paramount Network and TV Land. “Season one told entertaining and compelling stories of great families that were dramatic and at times pleasantly comedic. We’ll explore even more diverse families and their fascinating stories for season two.”
“Wife Swap” originally aired on ABC from 2004 to 2010. A spin-off series featuring celebrities debuted January 2, 2012 under the title “Celebrity Wife Swap” and lasted for four seasons.