A thrill-seeking family devoted to chasing tornados swaps lives with a cautious family who always put safety first, on the Season Premiere of "Wife Swap," FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each week from across the country, two very different families take part in a two-week-long challenge: The wives exchanges husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover what it's like in another woman's shoes. It's a mind-blowing experiment that often ends up changing lives forever.
A weight-lifting mom who can bench-press 341 lbs. swaps families with a genteel mom who gives tea parties and strongly believes in etiquette.
A Cajun wife swaps lives with a ballet dancer.
A "supermom" who manages her children's every waking moment swaps lives with a free-spirited mom who would rather dance with her kids.
A wife who has sacrificed her own dreams to her husband's swaps with a woman with nine children who runs her house with an iron hand.
A family who spend 10 hours a day entering sweepstakes swap lives with a family of party animals.
The Long family are avid patriots who enjoy the "American way," which includes fast food, 4X4s and paintball, and the man in the family believes the wife is there to do "skirt work" such as cooking and cleaning. The wife will be switching places with the Stephens-Fowler family of California, who believe in higher education, taking care of the environment and a healthy style of living.
The families that have been chosen for the 100th episode swap are the storm-chasing, science-obsessed Heene family from Colorado and the psychic, performing arts-loving Silvers from Florida.
When the Heene family aren't chasing storms, they devote their time to scientific experiments that include looking for extraterrestrials and building a research-gathering flying saucer to send into the eye of the storm. In this ultimate swap, the Heenes swap lives with a psychic mom who speaks to the dead and can control the weather, her husband and her children -- who believe they are destined to be stars. This show will feature aliens, punk rockers, past-life regression and, for the first time ever, the children from the two families will face off in a kids' table meeting. "Heene/Silver," the 100th episode of Wife Swap, destined to become a classic!