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.

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