Wife Swap

Friday 8:00 PM on ABC Premiered Sep 26, 2004 In Season


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AIRED ON 5/2/2013

Season 6 : Episode 21

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Have you ever wondered whether the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Two wives discover that it often isn't when they hand over the keys to their homes and literally switch families - but not bedrooms - for two weeks on the new reality show Wife Swap, already a critically-acclaimed smash hit in its third season in the U.K. Wife Swap is not a competition or a contest. It is a reality show unlike any other, where the battlegrounds are the kitchens and living rooms, child-rearing is a subject of intense and heated debate, and the outcome isn't a cash prize, but a couple's opportunity to re-discover why they love each other and decided to marry in the first place. In the first week of the swap, the wives move in with their new family and adopt their very different lifestyle. They agree to follow a manual written by the departing wife that sets out the rules of their new household – how they parent, shop, do the house work, manage their budgets and their social life. But then, in the second week, everything changes. The new wives 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 families. The results are explosive, enlightening and often very funny. This is a show about the things that really matter to families across America. At the end of the show, the two couples meet for the first time. In a highly-charged exchange of views, both couples make a frank assessment of each other and talk about what they've learned from the experience. When Wife Swap premiered in 2003 in the United Kingdom, it was an instant television phenomenon. The program has won numerous awards, most recently the prestigious BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) Award for best reality show and the Golden Rose for best reality program at the International Rose D'Or Festival, Europe's top entertainment television awards. Wife Swap currently airs everywhere from France to Australia and Germany to New Zealand. Source: ABC.commoreless
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  • Ugh... the new format!!!

    I used to love this show, but after the new format, I stopped watching it. I LOVED the husband swap (Davis & Paiss), Broider and Talbott, but not the new format.
  • good show.

    me and my mom watch it. I like that they make a family happier and more bonded. youre all focusing on the negative, not that they make a family happier and more bonded!!!!
  • Scarlett Jhonsson swap to chad wiggins Ryan reynolds from green lantern movie

    Green lantern Guy grander as chad wiggins on green lantern movie chad wiggins played voice from zero the kamikaze squirrel on spongebob episode Cornelius and squirrel princess mindy as Scarlett Johansson from spongebob squarepants movie green lantern Hal Jorden as rayn Reynolds vs. green lantern guy garnder as chad wiggins I watch dark knight 2008 batman 1989 batman returns batman forever spider-man 2001 spider-man 3 disney increables
  • The Middle Ages

    I just started watching this show and the first episode I watch was about the family that lived according, mostly,to the culture back during the middle ages. The mom included "belly dancing" which was not back during that time. There was dancing but not bellying dancing. And the fact they sheltered their kids from any outside contact is just asking for disfunctional kids. There is nothing wrong with homeschooling but she take it to the extreme. Those kids will not know how to deal with the 'real world'. Nothing wrong with role playing but geeze, they take it to a whole new level. And the episode where the mom & dad had a lot of halloweenish decor was cool yet the 'other' mom had no right to be so narrowed minded when it comes to home decor. She had a bad attitude and to let her husband behave like a spoilt child was just stupid and weak.moreless
  • The Tattoo Episode

    I really do not agree with the wife swap program because it can open a huge can of worms with the families and the Tattoo Episode is a fine example of that. I can see trying to show family members where they may fall short on how they treat each other and children but the line is drawn when a wife wants the daughter of the other family to get a tattoo no matter if it was going to be a temporary or real one. That sorta stuff should not be allowed the physical altering of a persons body with tattoos who may never even thought about doing so until that woman came into their should be a big NO NO!moreless

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    • © 2010 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
    • © 2010 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

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    cringeworthy, bad parenting, Docu-Reality, blatant misogyny, abrasive parent