A FORMER BOXING CHAMPION MOM WHO RUNS HER HOME LIKE
AN OLYMPIC COACH SWAPS WITH A WIFE WHO CHAMPIONS
RELAXATION AND COMPETITIVE EATING, ON ABC'S "WIFE SWAP"
San Diego Charger Lorenzo Neal Adds a "Twist" to the Show
"Alcorn/Booker"---This week a former undefeated champion boxer who runs her home like an Olympic coach swaps with a mother who champions relaxation and competitive eating, on "Wife Swap," MONDAY, JUNE 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 10/9/06)
Each week from across the country, two families with very different values are chosen to take part in a two-week long challenge. The wives from these two families exchange husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover just what it's like to live another woman's life. It's a mind-blowing experiment that often ends up changing their lives forever.
Californians Jenifer Alcorn (35), her husband, Brad (44), and their three children -- Jessie (13), Hailey (12) and Cade (9) -- stick to a fighter's fat-free diet and are required to live up to their potential or face the consequences. Jenifer is a former undefeated champion boxer and now spends her days throwing her weight around the ring while training cage fighters. Jenifer applies her tough training techniques to her mothering skills as well; she is a fierce watchdog who pushes her kids to meet her expectations, no ifs ands or buts. When it comes to the kids playing sports, they'd better bring their A-game or go home losers. Brad is a fierce and disciplined homicide detective who helps his wife train in the ring while also training the kids to be well-behaved winners.
Jenifer travels to New York where Regina (40) husband Eric (37) and son Brandon (13) spend their free time laying around the house or laying down hip hop tracks. Eric is a competitive eating champion who once ate 9.5 lbs. of peas in 12 minutes and dreams of winning the nation's most prestigious hot dog eating contest. Regina and Brandon love nothing more than training Eric for the big eating events, and training happens around the clock. Whether it's downing hotdogs to the tick of a stopwatch or eating fast food in front of the TV as a family, it's all part of the Booker commitment to more food, more fun and more relaxation.
In the first week of the swap, Regina Booker trades in her high heels for sneakers and tries to fill Jenifer's sparring gloves by rigorously training herself and Jen's clients; her goal -- to make it to the weekly Alcorn women's backyard fight night. Meanwhile, Jen has to cook up six to ten heads of cabbage for Eric to consume in record time and pick his dirty clothes up off of the floor while he naps on the couch. In the second week of the swap, when the wives change the rules and turn the tables, Jen gives an uppercut to the Bookers' gluttonous ways and brings in her buddy, San Diego Charger Lorenzo Neal, to help her challenge Eric about his weight and deadly eating habits in an attempt to save his life. Meanwhile, Regina tries to teach the rigid Alcorns about letting go and having fun, but it's not as easy as she thought. Under Regina's new system, the Alcorn kids are forced to do a group hug every time they break the rules -- which is every day.
At the end of the swap, when the couples are reunited, will they find common ground? Or will they discover their differences run too deep?
"Wife Swap" is an RDF USA production. It was created by Stephen Lambert and is executive-produced by Wendy Roth and Stephen Lambert of RDF Media ("Faking It" and "Junkyard Wars") and Michael Davies of Embassy Row ("Who Wants to be a Millionaire"). Cristin Cricco, Stephanie Schwam Adams and Mike Gamson are the co-executive producers.
"Wife Swap" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.