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C4 dropping Wife Swap from schedule

Channel 4 has announced that it is dropping two of its reality hits, Wife Swap and How Clean is Your House?. In unveiling its upcoming season, C4 head Julian Bellamy said the shows, produced by RDF and Talkback Thames respectively, are leaving the sked to make way for more 'audacious and ambitious' programming, according to The Guardian. At its peak, Wife Swap brought in six million viewers, with numbers averaging at two million for recent episodes. Future C4 factual productions announced include Plane Crash, to be produced by Dragonfly, which will have two pilots crash a plane at an undisclosed location. The pilots will parachute out of the plane after setting its course on autopilot to crash in a desert locale.
November 13, 2009

Channel 4 has announced that it is dropping two of its reality hits, Wife Swap and How Clean is Your House?. In unveiling its upcoming season, C4 head Julian Bellamy said the shows, produced by RDF and Talkback Thames respectively, are leaving the sked to make way for more ‘audacious and ambitious’ programming, according to The Guardian. At its peak, Wife Swap brought in six million viewers, with numbers averaging at two million for recent episodes. Future C4 factual productions announced include Plane Crash, to be produced by Dragonfly, which will have two pilots crash a plane at an undisclosed location. The pilots will parachute out of the plane after setting its course on autopilot to crash in a desert locale.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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