The producers of ABC’s Wife Swap aren’t shying away from all the publicity The Heenes and Balloongate 2009 gave them last October. In fact their promo for the season premier (Friday, April 2 @ 8 EST) promises “the strangest season premier ever.”
The first episode kicks off with a woman who’s the “mother” of fourteen plastic babies that she makes herself. She vamps for the camera when she grabs her belly and exclaims “There’s two more on the way!” Wife Swap has been unwavering in their choice to swap families with underage children, so much that it’s almost more of a “mom swap” than a wife swap, but there’s no indication from the promo that this woman has any real-life children of her own. Kudos to ABC for branching out!
She’s not the only kooky one this season, there’s also a family preparing for the prophesies of 2012 (might as well make some quick cash on television before the world ends), a couple that dresses like superheroes who fight “boring relationships” with their insanity, and much more.