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How much Wife Swap pays to each family

Ever wonder why a family would go on Wife Swap, subjecting its young ones to life. I mean, other than for the “experience”?

A casting notice posted on Boing Boing has the answer.

The show contacted the blog because they’re “specifically looking to have a very techno-savvy family on the show — where both parents and their children are into the latest and greatest that technology has to offer.”

They want “families who apply consist of two parents that have at least two children, over the age of 5, living at home,” according to the e-mail message.

The show is looking for other families, too, and is in the middle of a number of open casting calls.

This past weekend, producers were at the Disney-MGM Studios theme part in Orlando and at a mall in New York; they’ll be in a number of other locations shortly.

The request for applications specified how much families would receive for filming an episode of Wife Swap season two: $20,000.

Here’s the full request:

Wife Swap is part of ABC’s primetime line-up and we are currently casting families for its second season. The premise of Wife Swap, which generated a lot of buzz in its inaugural season, is that one parent from each household swaps places for ten days to experience how another family runs their lives. It is an incredible family experience and opportunity to both learn and teach different family values. Wife Swap is a fascinating story of what happens when two married couples see themselves, and their spouses, in a whole new light.

The reason I am contacting you is because we are specifically looking to have a very techno-savvy family on the show – where both parents and their children are into the latest and greatest that technology has to offer.

Potential families can live anywhere in the United States, but we ask that families who apply consist of two parents that have at least two children, over the age of 5, living at home.

All participating families receieve a $20,000 honorarium fee too!

ABC’s “Wife Swap” looking for a Boing Boing style family (you’ll get $20k) [Boing Boing]
Wife Swap casting [ABC]

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