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‘Wife Swap’ Revival Gets 10-Episode Order at CMT

Reality series plans to explore “hot-button issues like politics, classism, gender and race”

CMT has given a 10-episode series order to a revival of the ABC reality series “Wife Swap,” the network announced on Thursday.

The series, which first premiered in 2004, sees two families from different walks of life switch spouses for two weeks, at first forced to adhere to rules and lifestyle of their new families, only to later establish their own rules.

According to the network’s description, the new run will take two families “from different geographical and social backgrounds” and will showcase “hot-button issues like politics, classism, gender and race with the end goal of everyone finding common ground.”

No premiere date has been set as of yet.

The show is produced by Banijay Studios North America with David Goldberg and Caroline Baumgard serving as executive producers.

“Wife Swap” first ran on ABC between 2004 and 2010, and was briefly revived in 2013. A celebrity edition ran for four seasons, going off the air in 2015.