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Reality series about swingers to premiere on A&E in March

Produced by Haymaker TV, Neighbors With Benefits (pictured) follows multiple married swinger couples as they look for potential sex partners while going about their regular routines in suburban Ohio.
February 12, 2015

A reality series about swingers in suburban Ohio will begin airing on U.S. cable network A&E next month.

Produced by Haymaker TV, Neighbors With Benefits (9 x 60-minutes, pictured) follows multiple married swinger couples as they look for potential sex partners while going about their regular routines as parents, soccer moms, little league coaches and working professionals.

The couples starring in the show include Tony and Diana, who are the center of swinger activity in their neighborhood; Brittany and Cody, who have trouble playing by the lifestyle’s rules; swinger rookies Vince and Penny; veteran swingers Lori and Eric; and monogamous couple Mark and Amy.

“Even with a strict set of rules to prevent taking extramarital relationships too far, each couple must deal with the varying effects of living this lifestyle, both inside and outside of their marriages,” the network said in a statement. “While some of the couples on the block believe this way of living strengthens their union, others try to warn potential recruits against the consequences along with its disregard for the sanctity of marriage.”

Neighbors With Benefits will premiere on March 22 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Executive producers for Haymaker are Aaron Rothman, Irad Eyal, Lauren Lazin and Michael Call.  Shelly Tatro, Drew Tappon, and Brad Abramson are exec producing for A&E.

Another sex-themed pilot in development was announced by the network in May. 8 Minutes follows cop-turned-pastor Kevin Brown as he surprises prostitutes in hotel rooms and spends eight minutes attempting to “rescue” them from sex work. A premiere date has not been announced.

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