“Celebrity Wife Swap” gives Tracey Gold and Carnie Wilson Network a chance to trade places; A self-described control freak, actress and producer Tracey Gold swaps her very organized home with free-spirited singer/actress/TV host Carnie Wilson, a believer that love is more important than rules on a special preview episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap,” Monday, January 2, 2012 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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In “Celebrity Wife Swap,” two mothers from two celebrity families with very different kinds of households swap lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) in a week-long challenge. The celebrity moms trade places and first abide by the lifestyle set by the other, and later introduce their own rules in the household they visit. It’s a radical shock to both celebrity families, with results that are explosive, enlightening, emotional and often very funny.
Best known for her role as Carol Seaver in the legendary comedy series “Growing Pains,” Tracey Gold runs a tight ship in her home. She and her husband, Roby Marshall, are inseparable and keep strict daily schedules for their four boys — Sage (14), Bailey (12), Aiden (7) and Dylan (3). Each day, Gold makes sure the family eats their meals together, and from sunrise to sunset she and Roby are diligently managing their household by cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and running errands.
Carnie Wilson is a free spirited musician, , a member of the successful music group Wilson Phillips and daughter of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. Carnie is often out on the road working and performing, and refers to her relationship with record producer husband Rob as being like “two ships passing in the night.” The couple has two daughters, Lola (6) and Luci (2).
Tracey Gold is overwhelmed by the clutter in Wilson’s home and is amazed that the house is not kept better with two housekeepers and a aunt who helps. Carnie Wilson is shocked that Gold still picks out her kids’ clothes and leaves hardly any time for them to relax and have fun.
At the end of the week, the two couples will meet for the first time. In a deeply honest and highly-charged exchange of views, both couples will make a frank assessment of each other and talk about what they’ve learned from the experience. In the process, all will discover what it would be like to live a life radically different from their own.
“Celebrity Wife Swap” is produced by Zodiak USA. Executive producers are Grant Mansfield, Natalka Znak, Claire O’Donohoe and Bruce Toms. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HD format, with 5.1-channel sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.