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Robin Leach is best known as the host of the long-running television series "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous." Today, Robin keeps a lavish lifestyle in Las Vegas, NV complete with expensive cars, elegant dinners, fine wines and champagne, and his "Lifelong Heartstring," Joan Severance. Robin and Joan enjoy spending almost every evening out on "The Strip." Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, CA, Eric Roberts and his wife Eliza live a quiet life, complete with a squirrel sanctuary in the backyard. Eliza, an actress in her own right, is not only Eric's partner in life, but partner in work as Eric's manager and radio show co-host. Eliza is constantly working and even built a bicycle workstation where she multi-tasks the majority of the day.
But it's not all "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" when Eliza arrives at Robin's house and shares that she does not drink alcohol nor enjoy Robin's love of fancy dinners and late nights on the town.
In Los Angeles, Joan feels out of her element in her new environment, which includes lots of pets - and the job of feeding the squirrels - a task that Joan does not immediately take to. Joan also soon learns how busy Eliza's days are. From chauffeuring Eric to his numerous auditions and answering calls and sending emails to running a household, Joan yearns for her pampered life back in Las Vegas.
When it's time for rules change, these women have a few surprises for their new families with Joan bringing more work/life balance into the Roberts' home and Eliza giving Robin a lesson in the art of simplicity.
"Celebrity Wife Swap" features two women of celebrity families trading households, lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) for one week. During that time, the women -and swap families - learn what it is like to live in someone else's shoes, but everything changes during the second half of the week when the women make their own rules and get the chance to run the household their way. At the end of the week, the couples reunite for a raw, honest and highly-charged exchange of views in which they make frank assessments of one another and discuss the experience.
"Celebrity Wife Swap" is produced by Zodiak Los Angeles. Bruce Toms and Tony Yates serve as executive producers. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HD format, with 5.1-channel sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.