"Wife Swap" is one of the craziest reality television programmes. The popular reality show features spouses from various backgrounds moving families for two weeks, as you can probably guess from the name. The original wife's rules are the only ones the ladies are permitted to follow for the first week; however, during the second week, they are free to manage the home anyway they like. Most of the time, mayhem results.
The reality series was created in the United Kingdom and has since been translated into several nations, including the United States. "Wife Swap" was shown in the United States on ABC from 2004 to 2010 until being taken up by Paramount in 2019 for a long-awaited remake. When the network decided it would concentrate mostly on movies, "Wife Swap" was once again cancelled.
If "Wife Swap" returns to the airways in the future, it won't be known for some time; in the meantime, fans can enjoy reruns to relive its heyday. Considering that securing a role on the show requires a significant financial investment, it is thus not surprise that fans are calling for a comeback.
Families on wife swap allegedly receive thousands of dollars to sign up.
It's no secret that a career in reality television can be quite lucrative, but for programmes like "Wife Swap," where contestants were only featured in special episodes, the situation was different. However, according to a 2005 casting call that Boing Boing obtained, families were paid a stunning $20,000 to appear on the show.
At the time, ABC contacted the tech-focused website Boing Boing directly in an effort to feature a "highly techno-savvy family on the show." Families that apply must have two parents and at least two children who are above the age of five who are living at home. Additionally, it is preferred that "both parents and their children are into the latest and greatest that technology has to offer."
Interestingly, the offer in the reboot was lower. Families would be compensated $10,000, according to Auditions Free, if they are selected. Additionally, if another person recommended a family who was cast, they would be compensated with a $1,000 "finders fee" for their trouble. The prerequisites for the relaunch were also less stringent, with Pitman Casting noting in a Facebook post that the family need not be a "typical" one. This apparently meant that they could practise non-traditional religions and be "LGBT+, multi-generational, polyamorous, and religious."
Some of the families from "Wife Swap" chose to live a quiet life after filming, while others wanted to cash in on their following. As an illustration, the Beaver family, who attracted a lot of attention for their liberal stances, can frequently be found on TikTok thanks to Emily Beaver's account. In a YouTube Q&A video, Emily disclosed that the parents, Amy and Jeffrey, frequently take part in viral challenges and are "trying to be full-time content makers."
Justin Startling, who made an appearance in the "Starling/Sweany-Ernst" episode and received criticism from his switched mother for loving motocross, seems to have followed his passion and is still participating today. He has 27,000 followers as of this writing on his Instagram account, where he posts about his motocross exploits and what appears to be a bike tape company.
There you have it, then! You now know what kind of pay to anticipate if you're interested in working on "Wife Swap" in the event that it is relaunched in the future.