‘Wife Swap’ revival gets greenlight at CMT

A revival of “Wife Swap” has been ordered to series at CMT.

The one-hour, 10-episode series will spotlight two families from different geographical and social backgrounds that swap spouses. It will showcase hot-button issues like politics, classism, gender and race with the end goal of everyone finding common ground.

During each switch, the new spouses must at first adhere to exactly the same rules and lifestyle of the spouses being replaced, only to later establish their own rules. At the end, the two couples meet for the first time, where they discuss what they learned from the swap and what changes and new rules will remain once they return home.

The original “Wife Swap” ran on ABC from 2004 to 2010. That network also aired the spinoff “Celebrity Wife Swap” from 2012 to 2015. “Wife Swap” is produced by Banijay Studios North America with David Goldberg and Caroline Baumgard serving as executive producers. Banijay Studios North America launched in April 2014. Goldberg, the Banijay Group president, serves as CEO. Baumgard is chief creative officer.

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Michael Johns was a Top 12 "American Idol" finalist in 2008. He passed away in 2014 at age 35 due to a blood clot in his ankle. The Australian-born singer was well-liked by the judges and received their posthumous recognition: "A truly great guy. Rest in peace Michael," Simon Cowell tweeted, while Randy Jackson wrote, “So Sad. Too soon. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.”
Marque 'Tate' Lynche was a semi-finalist in season 3 of "American Idol." He began his career at an early age, performing along side Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake on the "All New Micky Mouse Club" in the early '90s. He was found dead in his apartment at age 34 in 2015 under what police deemed "suspicious circumstances." 
Rickey Smith, a contestant on "American Idol" during its second season, was tragically killed in a car crash at age 36 in May 2016. After spending a few years pursuing music in Los Angeles, he had returned to his home state of Oklahoma, where he unfortunately passed away. 
2010 "Bachelorette" contestant Julien Hug killed himself in November of the same year. He wrote an emotional suicide note, which was read aloud at his funeral: "I've suffered from severe depression for years. I feel awful and don't know how to cope. If life's not enjoyable, why stick around?" 
Jano Fuentes was a popular contestant on the Mexican version of "The Voice" in 2011. Five years later, in 2016, he was in Chicago when a gunman shot him three times in the head. He was the president of a local Chicago music academy and was killed just outside the school. He was 45.
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A contestant on season 8 of "The Voice," Anthony Riley was an instant frontrunner after his voice elicited the fastest four-chair turnaround in the history of the show. He dropped out of the show to enter rehab and later died of an apparent suicide at age 28 in 2015.

Brooklyn native Alexis Cohen was featured on "American Idol" in 2008 after infamously cursing out the judges. She died in 2009 following a hit-and-run car crash in New Jersey. She was 25. 
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