AFTER THE WIVES OF PRO WRESTLER/AUTHOR MICK FOLEY AND
ACTOR/MODEL ANTONIO SABATO JR. SWITCH LIVES AND LIFESTYLES FOR ONE WEEK,
THE TIME SPENT APART PROVES TO BE TOO MUCH FOR ONE OF THE COUPLES,
ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP," TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
"Mick 'Mankind' Foley / Antonio Sabato Jr." - After a week of fun and insight, the time spent apart for one of the couples proves to be too much and makes for an explosive reunion, on the Season Finale of "Celebrity Wife Swap," TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Superstar pro-wrestler and author Mick Foley and his wife, former model Colette, have been married for 21 years. They share a luxury condo in Florida with their wrestle-maniac children -- Dewey (19), Noelle (17) Mickey (10) and Hughie (8). The family also consists of Randall, a yet-to-be-house-trained puppy. Colette feels loved but unsupported and underappreciated since she's the one who picks up all of the toys, makes the beds and even cooks a different meal for each family member every day. While Mick is on the road and immersed in different projects and the kids are playing, Colette just doesn't have time to keep a tidy house. Mick and Colette admit their family lifestyle lacks structure; however they make up for it with love.
Colette leaves balmy Florida for arid Los Angeles to swap lives with heartthrob actor/model Antonio Sabato, Jr. Antonio and his conservative Christian fianc�e, Cheryl, two self-admitted clean freaks. They keep a spotless home, the cars are kept clean and shiny, and neither one will be able to sleep at night if the tea kettle is on the wrong burner. Cheryl keeps a six-page, 65-item checklist of daily duties that must be done to ensure the household is properly maintained. Colette quickly realizes the Sabatos drive their daughter, Mina (9), in a pursuit of perfection with gymnastics classes she must attend several times a week, as well as daily piano practice. While changing diapers and feeding the Sabatos' 3-month-old son, baby Antonio, Colette is brought back to her long-gone days (and nights) of caring for a newborn. Colette is impressed with Antonio and Cheryl's home, but shocked to see how overworked the whole family is.
Back at the Foley house, a post-partum Cheryl is brought to tears when she realizes all that Colette does for her family. As she tries to live by Colette's rules the first part of the week, she becomes a nervous wreck cleaning up after the puppy, cooking six individualized meals a night, breaking up the boys' wrestling matches and contending with Mick's laissez-faire parenting style.
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.
"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.