Wife Swap is back with a revival series, under the same name, with the same concept, but a little more flavor. For years, Wife Swap was a big hit, as was its spinoff series Celebrity Wife Swap. Now, the show has been rebooted and is set to air new episodes, starting April 4, 2019, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and 8 p.m. CT, on the Paramount network. For those hoping to watch the show but do not have a cable subscription, you may be looking for alternative ways to watch the premiere and other new episodes. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of the Paramount Network on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Paramount is included in Philo’s main 44-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term.
You can start a free 7-day trial of Philo TV right here, and you can then watch Paramount live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay any event that has aired in the last three days.
Paramount is included in the “Comedy Extra” add-on, which can be added to either the “Sling Orange” or “Sling Blue” channel packages.
You can start a free 7-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch the Paramount Network live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Ahead of the reboot, Paramount President of Development President Keith Cox, told Entertainment Weekly that, “Wife Swap is an iconic international hit that’s more relevant now than ever. There are plenty of fireworks in each episode that audiences expect, but they’ll also be surprised as they watch these families learn about new lifestyles and choices to find resolution.”
When it comes to the premiere episode of the revival, it is titled “Benner vs. McMichael” and the description of the episode reads, “An obsessive perfectionist wife with kids who act like grownups swaps lives with a fun-loving, stay-at-home dad who thinks life is all about play.” Episode 2 is called “Lobdell vs. Moon” and the plot synopsis states, “A no-nonsense fire chief wife, who tries to run her house like her battalion, swaps lives with a conservative stay-at-home wife who caters to the every whim of her domineering husband.”
According to In Touch Weekly, the reboot aims to challenge people and push their boundaries. There are same-sex couples, out of the norm living spaces, and cultural differences involved.
Old episodes of the show still air in reruns on TV.
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