CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP Sunday 7/14/13 (8:00-9:00 PM) on ABC
ACTOR/COMEDIAN ANDY DICK SWAPS LIVES WITH ACTOR AND FORMER ACTION STAR LORENZO LAMAS
“Andy Dick/Lorenzo Lamas” – The former love interest of Andy Dick and the wife of Lorenzo Lamas swap lives and homes for one week. Actor and comedian Andy Dick lives in Calabasas, California with his former love interest, Lina, their 15-year-old daughter, Meg, and Lina’s two daughters from a previous relationship. With Andy and Lina no longer romantically involved, Andy lives in an airstream trailer in the driveway of their home, where he spends time with his girlfriend, actress Jennifer Gimenez. Lina is responsible for all of the household needs, including the cooking and cleaning, allowing Andy a stress-free home life in which he sleeps late, lounges by the pool and enjoys raw meals which Lina prepares for him. Lina also serves as Andy’s personal chauffeur, driving him around town to various meetings, gigs and appointments because Andy doesn’t like to drive – even though he has a drivers license.
Lorenzo Lamas, best known for his roles on TV shows such as “Falcon’s Crest” and “Renegade,” lives in Beverly Hills, CA with his fifth wife, Shawna, and his three daughters, Alexandra (16), Victoria (14) and Isabella (12.) Lorenzo is a hands-on dad who enjoys spending time with his kids and gets up early every morning to make lunches and take the girls to school. During the day, Shawna works at an egg donation center, and at night as a bottle service girl at a local nightclub. In addition to working outside the home, Shawna is responsible for the majority of the household duties, including cooking weekday meals in advance so the family can enjoy dinner while she is working. While Lorenzo and Shawna are very close, when it comes to walking the red carpet with her man, Shawna does not like to have pictures taken with Lorenzo and always walks separately. But she does pick out all of Lorenzo’s outfits, making sure he always looks camera ready.
When Lina arrives in Beverly Hills, she soon figures out that she’s in Lorenzo Lamas’ house and can’t believe she’s going to be living with such a “hunk.” Excited to meet the family, Lina quickly falls into the role of Shawna and leaves for her nightclub gig. Not knowing what a bottle service girl does, Lina finds it challenging to keep up with the fast-paced club. Living with Lorenzo is definitely a change of pace for Lina, who is used to taking care of Andy and her kids. When Lorenzo surprises her with a day out on his motorcycle followed by a helicopter ride, Lina is beyond thrilled with her time in the swap. When it’s time for rules change, though, Lina makes changes to some of the modern electronics and amenities Lorenzo and the girls have grown attached to.
Back in Calabasas Shawna meets Andy and the girls, and he informs her that she will be his chauffeur and that she “better be ready to work.” Shawna is not pleased that she is spending her time driving Andy all over Los Angeles simply because he doesn’t like to drive. When it’s time for dinner, Shawna makes a meal for the family – including her take on “raw lasagna” for Andy. Meeting Jennifer for the first time, tensions rise due to miscommunication between Jennifer and Andy, resulting in an argument between the couple in the kitchen. When it’s time to switch things up, Shawna is determined to make some changes that will benefit Andy, Lina and the girls.
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 other and discuss their experiences, having had a very real taste of what life would be like in someone else’s family.
“Celebrity Wife Swap” is produced by Zodiak USA. Bruce Toms and Tony Yates serve as executive producers. It 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.