Viacom-owned Country Music Television (CMT) is revamping the social experiment format Wife Swap as part of its Thursday night winter lineup.
Each episode of the revived network’s revival of the docuseries – which originally ran from 2004 to 2010 on ABC – will feature two families from different walks of life switching spouses.
Produced by Banijay Studios North America, the revived 10 x 60-minute series showcases families from different geographical and social backgrounds, spotlighting controversial issues like politics, classisms, gender and race with the end goal of finding common ground.
Each new spouse must adhere to the same rules and lifestyles of the spouses being replaced, only to establish their own rules later. At the end, the two couples meet for the first time, where the discuss what they learned from the experience and what changes and rules will remain once they return home.
Wife Swap premieres Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Also joining CMT’s Thursday night winter lineup are the previously announced hour-long unscripted series Racing Wives, and a second season of Music City.
From T Group, Racing Wives looks at the opulent world of the wives of top race car drivers, including Kurt and Kyle Busch. Racing Wives airs Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.
The sophomore season run of Music City, meanwhile, returns with 10 new episodes featuring a group of young people in Nashville as they chase their dreams of success, fame and romance. Produced by Done and Done Productions in association with Lionsgate, Music City premieres Jan. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.