Friday, July 24, 2009

Wife Swap Curling

Now in its fifth season, the U.S. reality TV show Wife Swap recently added “Curling Families” to its casting wish list.

“Our research tells us that curlers are real, interesting people,” says Wife Swap casting producer Kristen Phelan. “And we’re planning to have this episode air just before the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.”

The premise of the show is such: for seven days, two wives from two different families and with very different values exchange husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover what it’s like to live a different family’s life.

“It’s an interesting social experiment and a great way to see your family in a whole new light,” Phelan noted.

The show is filmed as a documentary series, with no scripts and no set. It’s just one camera that documents this seven-day life excerpt.

And the call has now gone out to find curling-crazed U.S. families.

Families that appear on the show will receive a financial honorarium for lost wages, time and commitment. And if you refer a family that appears on the show, you will receive $1,000 finder’s fee.

“At Wife Swap we look for a two-parent home with at least one child between the ages of 6 and 17 living at home full time,” said Phelan.

If you are interested, please email Kristen at and tell her a little about your family. Or if you would like to refer a family, forward their contact information.

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