ABC Orders Three Additional Episodes of 'Celebrity Wife Swap', Plans Six Episode Summer Season

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March 8th, 2013

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ABC has ordered three more episodes of reality series Celebrity Wife Swap, Deadline reports., giving it a nine episode season two. The show will Go On hiatus, as previously scheduled, after its March 12 episode to make room for diving series Splash.  ABC plans to air six episodes -- consisting of the three that have already been filmed plus three that have just been ordered -- this summer. More details as they become available.

 
  • Greg

    Wasn’t this show moving to Thursdays at 8?

  • JoeHamm

    @Greg

    As far as i know, ABC ordered a batch of regular person editions of Wife Swap in addition to the celebrity shows. The non-celebrity set is what we’ll see in the Thursday slot.

  • Martin

    Is it just me or isn’t there a lot of original programming coming up this summer on the broadcast networks, especially compared to previous years. Seems like the networks decided to get rid of the “gone fishin” sign this summer.

  • Greg

    @JoeHamm

    Oh, okay.

  • rob60990

    The regular Wipe Swap was cancelled for a reason. It won’t improve the Thursday at 8 timeslot.

  • Anonymous

    The regular WS was cancelled almost 3 years ago.

  • Shepherd

    @Martin

    Is it just me or isn’t there a lot of original programming coming up this summer on the broadcast networks, especially compared to previous years. Seems like the networks decided to get rid of the “gone fishin” sign this summer.

    I don’t exactly keep track of these things, but It seems this way to me too. I think they noticed how much cable has been dominating with summer originals and have decided to try and get a piece of the pie. It seems like Broadcast is always slow to pick up on these sorts of things; I would have thought they’d get into summer originals 5 years ago.

  • Ultima

    @Martin
    Is it just me or isn’t there a lot of original programming coming up this summer on the broadcast networks

    Original summer programming on the big four… (*=scripted series)

    Returning series – Big Brother, Unforgettable*, America’s Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, Hotel Hell, So You Think You Can Dance, The Bachelorette, Wipeout, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Rookie Blue (possibly more…)

    New series – Under the Dome*, The American Baking Competition, Camp*, Hollywood Game Night, The Winner Is, Get Out Alive, Does Someone Have to Go?, Whodunnit?, Troupe Stars, Motive*, Mistresses* (possibly more…)

    Plus the usual summer burnoffs, newsmagazines and sports.

    Seems like plenty of original programming to me.

  • Ultima

    Oh, and Celebrity Wife Swap! ;)

  • SJ

    So the show craters in its second outing and naturally, ABC orders more episodes of it! I really hope this whole franchise dies this year. Wife Swap, Celebrity Wife Swap, whatever, just be gone already!

  • Irish Townie

    I suppose that puke gosselin is taking all the credit for the re-up

  • Dan

    @SJ – they probably ordered more eps due to the uptick and because 6 eps airing in the summer would seem more full then just 3 for a summer season. It’s not like they renewed the show for another round like they did with Secret Millionaire which still has 6 unaired eps.

  • Just Desserts

    @Ultima, don’t forget Family Tools and the Goodwin Games.

  • iggy

    CW has Whose Line and Fox will put baseball in primetime leading up the All-Star Game again.

    Possible burn offs include 666 Park Avenue, Apartment 23, Zero Hour, Red Widow, Do No Harm, Partners, The Job, Friend Me, and Save Me.

  • Dan

    @Iggy – I think Red Widow will burn through it’s order on Sunday nights before the season is over.

    Don’t forget Ben & Kate…

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Has “Duets” been officially canceled?

  • Rob R

    I dont think “Wife Swap” was ever cancelled. “Celebrity Wife Swap” is the same show with the same producers.

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