THE WIVES OF WORLD RENOWNED RAPPER FLAVOR FLAV AND ROCK STAR
DEE SNIDER WILL FIND OUT IF THEIR HUSBANDS CAN PLAY BY A NEW SET
OF RULES, ON ABC'S "CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP"
"Flavor Flav / Dee Snider" - The wives of world renowned rapper Flavor Flav and rock star Dee Snider will find out if these rebellious music stars can handle their new rules when they switch homes (but not bedrooms) for a week, on "Celebrity Wife Swap," TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Legendary hype man Flavor Flav, his fianc�e of nine years, Liz, and sons Gibran (15) and Karma (4), live in a gated community in Las Vegas, but that's where the "normal" part of their lives ends. When he's not touring with Public Enemy, Flav regularly spends his time with his friends at the bowling alley. The easygoing Liz usually sits at home alone, tranquilly crocheting and reading self-help books while her mother looks after the baby -- or she goes out gambling, her favorite pastime.
Dee, who is perhaps best known as the lead singer of �80s sensation Twisted Sister, and his wife of 22 years, Suzette, met in high school. They are very much the hands-on parents to Jess (29), Shane (22), Cody (21) and Cheyenne (14).
When the quiet-loving Liz travels to Long Island to swap lives with Suzette, she almost loses her mind when Cheyenne's post-hardcore band rehearses in the house. She is also taken aback when she realizes how little Dee and the kids help with the household in comparison with Suzette's daily routine, which includes all of the cooking, cleaning and even styling her sons' Mohawks every day.
But that's little to compare with the gravity defying and nerve-wracking experience Suzette is having with Flav back in Vegas. Suzette, who calls raising her children her "career," becomes irritated when she sees Flav constantly on the phone and hanging out at the bowling alley with his friends. Flav keeps leaving Suzette with the kids alone or calling his sister-in-law to care for the baby. He often goes out for extended periods of time without informing Suzette of his whereabouts. As a result, he misses the scheduled plans she's made for him and the family. When it comes time for Suzette to institute her own set of house rules, she discovers that Flav is not one to easily bide by someone else's rules.
In "Celebrity Wife Swap," two mothers from two celebrity families with very different kinds of households swap lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) in a week-long challenge. In the first part of the swap, each mom moves into the other's home and must adopt their new celebrity family's lifestyle, no matter how different. She agrees to follow a manual written by the departing mother that sets out the rules of the household - how to parent, manage their social life, do house work, unwind and more. In the second half of the week, everything changes when the new moms take charge. They introduce their own set of rules and get to run the new household their way.
At the end of the week, the two couples will meet for the first time. In a deeply honest and highly-charged exchange of views, both couples will make a frank assessment of each other and talk about what they've learned from the experience. In the process, all will discover what it would be like to live a life radically different from their own.
"Celebrity Wife Swap" is produced by Zodiak USA. Executive producers are Grant Mansfield, Natalka Znak, Claire O'Donohoe and Bruce Toms. 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.