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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