'Wife Swap'-ping on Hallmark

MUMBAI: Hallmark Channel has added yet another feather to its cap by enhancing its already varied bouquet of offerings. The channel will now be launching a new series called Wife Swap from 15 April.

In this premier episode, a multi-millionaire heiress from New York City will be trading her husband, children and the keys to her home with a blue-collar woodcutter from rural New Jersey.

Spolansky/Bradley, 37-year-old New York mom Jodi Spolansky - a multimillionaire heiress with a husband and three children - swaps lives with 45-year-old Lynn Bradley, a woodcutter from rural New Jersey with a husband and two teenage daughters.

Spolansky's day is taken up with lunches, manicures, shopping and working out at the gym - 'me time,' she calls it. As part of her extravagant lifestyle, she has three nannies and a housekeeper to care for her three children, and only spends an hour a day with the kids herself. Jodi and her husband, Steven, eat out six nights a week - this is a woman who hasn't cooked in more than eight years.

Lynn, on the other hand, is a hard-working mother from a blue-collar family. She drives a school bus, chops wood for six hours a day and lives in a house she built with her husband, Brad, a woodsman. Lynn also does all the cooking and cleaning. Tensions flare when Lynn is insulted by Steven, who criticises what he calls her 'hillbilly' ways, and Brad and Jodi have an explosive blowout after Jodi skips out on her woodcutting duties.

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