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Tracey Gold to Appear on Preview Episode of ABC's CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, 1/2

"Tracey Gold / Carnie Wilson" - 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 CELBRITY WIFE SWAP Monday, January 2 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. ("Celebrity Wife Swap" premieres Tuesday, January 3 at its normal time, 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET)

In the show, two mothers from two celebrity families with very different kinds of households swap lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) in a week-long challenge. In the first part of the swap, each mom moves into the other's home and must adopt their new celebrity family's lifestyle, no matter how different. She agrees to follow a manual written by the departing mother that sets out the rules of the household - how to parent, manage their social life, do house work, unwind and more. In the second half of the week, everything changes when the new moms take charge. They introduce their own set of rules and get to run the new household their way. 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.

Gold swaps lives with Carnie Wilson, 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).

Upon entering the Wilson house, Gold is overwhelmed by the clutter and can't believe the house looks this way in spite of two housekeepers and an aunt who helps with the girls. Wilson, on the other hand, 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.

Photo credit: Dave Bentley/ABC



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