Wanted: Wife-Swapping Robot Enthusiasts

Posted 18 Apr 2007 at 18:38 UTC (updated 19 Apr 2007 at 18:47 UTC) by steve Share This

This is definitely the day for strange robot news. First robots touting sex clubs, now this. The ABC reality show Wife Swap, is seeking families with at least one child between 6 and 17 in which one parent is a robot "enthusiast". Apparently, the premise of the show is that the wives of two wildly differing families are swapped for one week and the ensuing madness is turned into a reality TV show. Julia Jenkins, one the show's casting producers says they have always wanted to do a show involving a robot geek and now they're asking to help find one. If your family meets the requirements and they pick you to do the show, you'd get paid $20,000 for your troubles in addition to your 15 minutes of fame. Read on for the details and contact information - and make sure you let Julia know that sent you her way.

My name is Julia Jenkins and I am a casting producer for ABC families hit reality show 'Wife Swap.'

We are currently casting for our fourth season and we are looking for families that are ROBOT ENTHUSIASTS. This has been something we have wanted to feature for 3 years and we are very interested in finding that GREAT family! We cast everywhere from Maine to California, and this would bring a fun and unique dynamic to the show.

We are currently casting for our third season, so don't miss out on this amazing experience! Families that appear on the show receive $20,000 as a thank you. And if you refer a family that appears on the show you would receive $1000.

If you are unfamiliar with the show, Wife Swap is a fascinating story of what happens when two married couples see themselves and their spouses in a whole new light. Time Magazine calls Wife Swap "a riveting examination of family values." The New York Post says, "It should be called 'Life Swap' because it's not just the wives who learn something here. It's the families."

The premise of Wife Swap is simple: for seven days, two wives from two different families with very different values exchange husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover what it's like to live a different woman's life.

Here at 'Wife Swap' we look for a two-parent home with at least one child between the ages of 6 and 17 living at home fulltime.

If you have a family and you are interested in applying for the show, or if you know of any great families that you would like to refer, please EMAIL: Please provide details in your email!!

Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you!

Julia Jenkins | Casting Researcher RDF USA| 1790 Broadway| 11th Floor| New York| NY 10019 tel. + 1 646.747.7941| fax. + 1 212.586.3419

Problem with this plan, posted 19 Apr 2007 at 04:23 UTC by Daniel Casner » (Journeyer)

I could be wrong but my guess is that the intersection of the set of people who are serious "robotics geeks" and who watch Wife Swap is pretty close to the null set.

Duties of a Swapped Female Spousal Unit (SFSU)?, posted 19 Apr 2007 at 12:04 UTC by WhoPhlungPoo » (Journeyer)

Sounds like a lot of fun, having never seen the show I have questions……So you swap wives for 10 days, but what exactly does this mean? So some strange woman I've never seen before is going to come to my house and cook, clean, drive the children to school, etc. But what about the more important duties that a female spousal unit is suppose to take care of?

wildly differing families, posted 19 Apr 2007 at 12:07 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

When techies go out with thier Girlfriends and meet other like minded folk network guys, automation engineers or programmers out with thier girlfriends, as couples they are hardly "wildly different". As soon as the guys start talking "tech" the girls go "Not again" and end up chatting by themselves. I bet thats what will happen on TV.

Be careful..., posted 19 Apr 2007 at 16:03 UTC by jkkroll » (Master)

I have seen the show before (just once, hated it) and they appear to choose families that will clash spectacularly for the sake of ratings. While this may make for better ratings, it looks like a week of hell for the families involved.

Just my $.02


Stereotype Casting, posted 19 Apr 2007 at 19:11 UTC by Nelson » (Journeyer)

I am sure that this will be typical Hollywood anti-engineering propaganda. They will look for the most socially inept engineer that they can find and try to make us all look like a bunch of total fools.

Ever wonder why the USA is falling behind in the world?

Stereotypes, posted 27 Apr 2007 at 12:14 UTC by marcin » (Journeyer)

Pull your head in, Nelson.

Jesus wouldn't like to hear you talk like that.


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