Are you '80s enough for ABC's Wife Swap?
ABC's Wife Swap is looking for an '80s-obsessed family to star in the third season of the TV show. For those who haven't seen it, the unscripted reality show's premise is this: For two weeks, two wives from two different families exchange husbands, children and lives (sorry -- not bedrooms) to see what it’s like to live a totally different life.
"I want to find an awesomely 80’s family who is actively keeping the '80s alive in their everyday life – from the music that they listen to, to the way that they dress, right down to the appliances and video games systems that they use," says Meghan McGinley, a casting producer for ABC Television.
The show's only requirements are that families live in the continental U.S., consist of two parents and at least one child between the ages of 7-17. McGinley says the family would receive a "generous honorarium" for participating.
Imagine the possibilities here: Stick some country music wife into the '80s household and watch her spontaneously combust after listening to Men Without Hats and playing "Asteroids" on Atari for 14 straight days. Or pity the poor 80s wife who's subjected to two weeks of Kenny Rogers on eight-track tape and "Hee Haw" re-runs.
If you'd like to apply for the show, contact Meghan McGinley at 212-404-1473 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to tell her you read about this on the Stuck in the 80s blog!