Wife Swap spinning off celebrity version; SNL alum Victoria Jackson may be cast

ABC’s Wife Swap, which concluded its sixth season late last summer, is spinning off a celebrity version instead of just going away.

Deadline reports that “Wife Swap producer Zodiak USA is also behind the celebrity offshoot” and “the order is for six episodes, with the casting currently under way.”

The show features two women switching houses for a few days, where they learn life lessons like why not to be racist or what happens when a father punches his daughter in the face during production of a reality show. It’s The now best known for featuring Balloon Boy’s parents on an episode.

Former Saturday night live cast member turned Tea Party activist Victoria Jackson is being considered, probably because she is totally crazy. For example, she recently said on Headline News, “[Liberals] should have a celibacy campaign and tell kids 50% of teenagers now have this new STD from oral sex, that’s what they should try to be doing instead of making kids gay. I just want to know why the liberals are pro-Muslim and pro-gays. Muslims kill gays. That’s what’s confusing to me. And the only thing I can come up with is the Mulims hate God and the gays hate his word.” For more fun, read her blog.

Obviously, she’ll be swapped with a gay atheist Muslim socialist D-list celebrity’s family.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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