CBS' long-awaited drama Swingtown is swinging in for a summer run, the network is expected to announce Wednesday.

"A summer launch is perfect for Swingtown since the pilot takes place on the Bicentennial Fourth of July," executive producer Carol Barbee said.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Swingtown follows the lives of couples experimenting with sexual and social mores in a 1970s Chicago suburb.

The serialized Swingtown originally was set to launch midseason so that it could air straight through. But aside from the pilot -- which drew a favorable response from critics -- CBS Paramount Network Television had completed only a couple of episodes when the writers strike shut down production in November.

The series recently resumed production on its 13-episode order, but its fate had remained uncertain, especially since CBS' own social experimentation phase hadn't gone so well.