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CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP
Air Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#802) "Coolio / Mark McGrath"
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RAPPER COOLIO AND ROCKSTAR MARK MCGRATH SWAP LIVES, ON ABC'S "CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP"

"Coolio/Mark McGrath" - The wife and the girlfriend of two of the biggest names in �90s music swap lives and homes for one week, on "Celebrity Wife Swap," TUESDAY, MARCH 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In "Celebrity Wife Swap," two mothers of celebrity families, each with opposing values, trade households, lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) in a week-long challenge. In the first part of the exchange, each mom moves into the other's home and agrees to follow a manual of "household rules" written by the departing mother, including how to parent, manage their social life, do house work, unwind and more. Everything changes in the second half of the week, when "new mommy" takes charge, introduces her own set of rules and runs the "nest" her way. At the end of the week the two couples meet for the first time. In a raw, honest and highly-charged exchange of views, the couples will make frank assessments of each another and discuss their experiences, having had a very real taste of what life would be like in someone else's family.

Grammy(C) Award-winning rapper Coolio, his girlfriend, Mimi, and her three children -- Majaniek (14), Javante (10) and Tariq (5) -- live in a suburban community in Las Vegas. When he's not touring or hanging out with friends, Coolio spends the majority of his time sleeping or relaxing at home, while Mimi works as a bartender and an exotic dancer, in addition to taking care of their home and raising her three children.

Mark McGrath, who is perhaps best known as the front man of the �90s rock band Sugar Ray, and his wife, Carin, are parents to two-year-old twins Lydon and Hartley.

When self-sufficient Mimi arrives in Los Angeles, CA to swap lives with Carin, she is surprised to see a maid, a nanny and Carin's parents -- who live with them full time. Mimi is flabbergasted when she sees how the twins have complete control over the household. She also zeroes in on Mark's "helicopter parenting" and thinks that his hovering over everyone's interaction with the twins is a problem.

It's a far cry from the standoffish behavior Coolio displays when Carin arrives: Sleeping the day away and hanging out with his friends, he spends little time at home with the kids or helping with the household duties. And when it comes time to implement her own set of house rules, Mimi discovers that Coolio is less than quick to accept her terms.

"Celebrity Wife Swap" is produced by Zodiak USA. Natalka Znak, Claire O'Donohoe and Bruce Toms serve as executive producers. The series is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HD format, with 5.1-channel sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

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WIFE SWAP (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/26/04 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2014)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
9 (13 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) "Celebrity Wife Swap" will make its season three debut on TUESDAY, APRIL 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET, on the ABC Television Network. In the premiere episode, two Hollywood dynasties come together for the first time when the partners of actor Daniel Baldwin and music legend Jermaine Jackson swap lives for one week. In the season debut, actor Daniel Baldwin's former girlfriend, Isabella Hofmann, lives in the Hollywood Hills with their autistic son Atticus (17). After struggling for a decade with drug addiction, Daniel is now sober and working on rebuilding his relationship with both Isabella and Atticus. Meanwhile, in Calabasas, CA, music legend Jermaine Jackson and his wife, Halima, live a privileged life with their prized show dog, Fiji.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruce Toms as EP
· Tony Yates as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Zodiak USA