Scoop: CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP on ABC - Sunday, July 7, 2013
"Nia Peeples/Tiffany" - An actress and a former pop star swap lives and homes for one week on "Celebrity Wife Swap," SUNDAY, JULY 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In "Celebrity Wife Swap," two mothers of celebrity families, each with opposing values, trade households, lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) in a week-long challenge. In the first part of the exchange, each mom moves into the other's home and agrees to follow a manual of "household rules" written by the departing mother, including how to parent, manage their social life, do house work, unwind and more. Everything changes in the second half of the week, when "new mommy" takes charge, introduces her own set of rules and runs the "nest" her way. At the end of the week the two couples meet for the first time. In a raw, honest and highly-charged exchange of views, the couples will make frank assessments of each other and discuss their experiences, having had a very real taste of what life would be like in someone else's family.
Nia Peeples is an actress and singer best known for roles on the television series "Fame" and "Pretty Little Liars." She and her filmmaker husband, Sam, live in a mobile home on the beach in Malibu, California with her children, Christopher (23) and Sienna (14.). The family spend the majority of their time outside in the surf and the sand. Sam, a professed "surfer dude," plans his days around the daily surf reports and encourages the family to enjoy every moment, many times putting schoolwork, household chores and responsibilities on the back burner.
Former pop icon Tiffany shot to worldwide stardom with her self-titled, debut album. Today she resides outside of Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Benn, and 20-year-old son Elijah. Both Tiffany and her husband work long hours; Benn with his car company and Tiffany - when she's not touring or performing - at the vintage clothing boutique she owns.
When Tiffany arrives in Malibu, she learns that the "guest room" in Nia's home is a tent outside. Being a trooper, she spends the first night of the swap under the stars. Living in Nia's shoes, Tiffany heads to the beach and learns how to surf and paddle board while spending time with Nia's children, specifically sharing her love of music with Nia's son, Christopher, who is an aspiring singer/songwriter.
Back in Nashville, Nia enjoys some Southern hospitality when Benn cooks a pork rib dinner for the family. While ribs are not something Nia and her family would choose to eat -- their diet typically consists of vegetable-based meals -- she decides to give it a try. At dinner, Nia observes that Benn is constantly connected to his cell phone working at his car business. With Benn at work and Elijah at school, she finds herself home alone and generally lonely when she's not at the boutique, which turns out to be pretty overwhelming for her.
"Celebrity Wife Swap" is produced by Zodiak USA. Bruce Toms and Tony Yates serve as executive producers. The series is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HD format, with 5.1-channel sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.