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					                               “Wife Swap”
                                Application
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION IN DETAIL AND EMAIL IT BACK to families@rdfusa.com
Date Submitted:
Family Name:

His Name & Age:

Her Name & Age:

Maiden Name:
Home Telephone Number:

Address (inc. City & State):

Email:

His Cell:

Her Cell:

His Work:

Her Work:

Names and ages of children from this marriage:


Do you have stepchildren? Do they live with you? Will they be part of the
show? If yes, do you have full physical and legal custody?


What is Dad‟s occupation and work schedule?




What is Mom‟s occupation and work schedule?




How long have you been together?

If married, for how long?

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Who wears the pants and why?



Do you rent or own your home?

Who takes care of the following responsibilities in your family:

Childcare?


Shopping?


Cleaning?


Cooking?


Money?


Planning social life?


Kid‟s homework?


Do you have any Pets? How many? What Type? Do they have free reign of the
house?



Describe dinnertime in your family. Do you go out? Do you cook? Where do
you eat – at the table or in front of the tv?


How would you describe your diet? Do you allow junk food and soda in your
home? What restrictions are there, if any?


What is your daily routine? Are you a scheduled family?




How do you spend your evenings? Weekends?
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What role does art and culture play in your life i.e. attending museums, the
theatre, opera, ballet, etc…




How do you discipline your children? Please give specific details and why this is
important to you as a parent?



What rules must your children follow? Are you strict parents? Do your children
have strict bedtimes, curfews, censors on TV/music etc.?




What makes your family unique? Why should your family be chosen?




What would your family be able to teach another family?




What would you want to learn from another family?




How would you describe your relationship with your partner?



How would you and your spouse describe your relationship with your kids?




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If you were not born in the US, how long have you been here and where were
you born?



Does religion and alternative lifestyles/practices play a part in your family‟s life?
If so how?



(Question for Mom and Dad to answer) For the purpose of the show, you should
feel comfortable sharing your opinions on life, parenting and household dynamics
with another family who may have different beliefs than you. In order to do so,
you will have to be judgmental and opinionated. Are you prepared to do this?
Please give a complete explanation.


Are you willing to share your thoughts and feelings and enforce your rules on
another family? Why or why not?


Are you both ready willing and able to do the show? Why or why not?


Has EVERYONE in the family seen a full episode of the show?

How many episodes of Wife Swap have you seen together as a family?
  None _____
  A few episodes here and there ____
  A full season ____
  I‟ve never missed an episode. ______
  Other – please explain. ______


If you‟ve seen the show, please tell us about episodes that stood out to you or
impacted your decision to apply.


Why would you and your family like to participate on Wife Swap?


What is your annual combined salary?



How do you manage the household budget? What best describes your family
and why? Big Spenders or Penny Pinchers?

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What pushes your buttons? (Both in your family and in general)?



What is your household philosophy?


How did you find out about the program?


What was your upbringing like? What were you like as a small child? How are
you different from the way you were in high school?



Please list the name of both you and your spouse‟s high schools (Including
location and year of graduation).

Is there any feuding in your immediate or extended family? If so, please
elaborate.


Have you or anyone in your immediate family been adopted? Have you or
anyone in your immediate family placed a child up for adoption? If so, have you
ever tried to contact your mother/child? What was the result?


Have you ever or are you currently serving in the Military or National Guard? If
so, what branch? What year did you finish your service?


Do you or any members of your family have a physical or mental disability? If
yes, please explain:


Have you or any family member been treated for alcohol or drug abuse? If yes,
please explain? For how long? When did it end?


Are you or any family member currently or ever been in therapy? If yes, please
explain? For how long? When did it end?



Are you or any family members currently taking any medication, prescription or
otherwise? If yes, please explain for what and how often:


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Have you or any member of your family ever been accused or convicted of a
felony? If yes, please give detailed explanation:




Have you or any member of your family ever been contacted by Child Protective
Services or Family Services? If yes, please give a detailed explanation:


Have you or any member of your family ever been detained, been arrested or
been in jail for any reason? If yes, please give detailed explain:


Have you or any member of your family had a restraining order filed against you
or against someone else? If yes, please explain the circumstances and year:


Have you appeared on any other TV shows in the past? If yes, please give show
name and date of appearance.


Is this your first time applying for a TV show? If no, please list other shows
applied for.


Are you currently being considered for any other TV programs? If yes, please
give show name and network.




ABC is always looking for great families. Do you have any friends or family that
you think would be great for television?

Name           Phone         Relationship
Name           Phone         Relationship
Name           Phone         Relationship

                        Eligibility Requirements and Releases


The following eligibility requirements must be met in order to proceed with the
application process: By answering the questions set forth in your casting application(s)
and submitting your video (your “Video”) to RDF MEDIA USA, INC. (“RDF” or
“Producer”), you represent, warrant, and agree as follows:

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You are over 21 years of age.

You are a legal U.S. resident.

You are not a candidate for public office and agree not to become one until after one (1)
year after the initial broadcast of the programs in which you appear, if selected as a
participant.

Neither you nor any member of your immediate family or anyone living in your
household is or has been within the last two (2) years employees, officers, directors or
agents or any of the following:

       (a)    The American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (“ABC”), the ABC Television
              Network (“ABCN”), The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”), RDF or any
              television station owned and operated by ABC, ABCN, or Disney; or
       (b)    Any person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution
              or other exploitation of the reality-based program entitled “Wife Swap” (the
              “Program”) or any variation thereof.

In addition, Producer reserves the right, to disqualify or render ineligible any person who
Producer determines, in its sole discretion, is sufficiently connected with the production,
administration, casting, judging, or distribution of the Program such that his or her
participation in the Program could create the appearance of impropriety. Such
decisions shall be final and are not subject to challenge or appeal.

If selected as a participant, you will execute waivers and release agreements required
by Producer, including a contestant agreement and release and other agreement(s) as
required by the Producer or ABC, or any of their licensees, successors or assigns.

You are available to travel to locations as determined by Producer in its sole discretion.

You are willing to submit to a background check.

You have read all eligibility questions and have answered them completely, honestly
and accurately. If any of the information you provide in any application(s) and/or in your
video (“Video”) is found to be false or incomplete, RDF shall have the right to: terminate
its review of your application and/or dismiss you from the Program participant selection
process and/or dismiss you from the Program episode if selected;

Even if you meet the eligibility requirements (as determined solely by RDF), RDF will
have no obligation to interview you and/or select you as a participant;

You shall not be entitled to any compensation whatsoever for completing your
application(s), submitting your Video to RDF or for participating in this selection
process;

RDF may rely upon the information in your application(s) as it relates to the participant
selection process and/or the development of the Program;

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You are in excellent mental and physical health;

RDF will have no obligation to use the information in the Video (or any portion thereof),
and neither RDF nor any broadcaster will have any obligation to complete, distribute,
exhibit or exploit the Program.

In no event will you be entitled to enjoin or restrain the development, production,
distribution, advertising or exploitation of the Program.

All decisions by RDF concerning selection of the participants are final and not subject to
challenge or appeal.

In addition to your Video, you may be taped, filmed and/or otherwise recorded in
connection with the Program „selection process or otherwise, and Producer and its
successors, licensees, and assigns shall have the irrevocable, perpetual right to use
your name, biographical data, picture and other reproductions of your physical likeness
and voice (as the same may appear in any still camera photograph and/or motion
picture film or tape (including but not limited to your Video)) including, but not limited to,
in and in connection with the exhibition of the Program in all media now known or
hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, in or in connection with the Program and the
advertising, publicity, marketing, and promotion thereof.

You have the right to grant all rights granted in connection herewith without the consent
of any third party, and Producer‟s exploitation of such rights and use of any materials
submitted by you in connection herewith (including but not limited to this application and
your Video) as permitted hereunder will not infringe upon the rights of any third party.

RDF has no obligation to return any materials submitted as part of this application,
including, without limitation, the Video, whether or not you are selected as a participant.

By submitting this application, to the maximum extent permitted by law, I hereby release
Producer, ABC, ABCN, Disney, any television station or channel, cable network, or
satellite network that airs the Program, the other participants in the Program, the
advertisers connected with the Program, each of their respective parent, subsidiary and
affiliated companies, all other persons and entities connected with the Program, and
each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, employees,
successors, assignees, and licensees (herein the "Released Parties") from any and all
claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses of any kind (including,
without limitation, attorneys' fees) arising out of, resulting from, or by reason of, my
participation in or in connection with the Program, including, without limitation, my
participation in the contestant selection process of the Program, any exploitation of the
Program or my appearance on the Program, the failure of Producer to select me as a
participant, the cancellation of the Program, or the exercise by Producer of any rights
granted by me with respect to the Program on any legal theory whatsoever (including,
but not limited to, personal injury, rights of privacy and publicity, false light, or
defamation) (the “Released Claims”). The Released Claims specifically include, without
limitation, any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses
of any kind resulting from the actions of another participant or any other third party at


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any time, but shall not include claims with respect to my rights pursuant to applicable
workers‟ compensation laws.

I authorize Producer to investigate, access and collect information about me, about any
of the statements made by me in my application, any supporting documents and any
other document that I have signed or do sign in connection with my application to be
selected as a contestant in the Program, or any other written or oral statements I make
in connection therewith, and agree to supply Producer any additional information
required to conduct such investigations. I irrevocably authorize Producer to secure
information about my experiences from my current and former employers, associates,
friends, family members, educational institutions, government agencies, credit reporting
agencies, and any references I have provided, and I irrevocably authorize such parties
to provide information concerning me. I hereby unconditionally and irrevocably release
and forever discharge all such parties and persons from any and all liabilities arising out
of or in connection with any such investigation.

I have read, understand, and agree with the foregoing.

Signature______________________________________ DATE:

Name (Please print or type)___________________________________________

IF YOUR FAMILY IS APPLYING FOR WIFE SWAP, THEN YOU MUST READ THIS
AND SIGN BELOW TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ IT:

YOU MUST SUBMIT TO EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECKS, INCLUDING
CRIMINAL, MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENING AS WELL AS DRUG
TESTING. THE EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK IS INTENDED TO
TURN UP ANY CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN YOUR PAST FOR WHICH YOU MAY HAVE
BEEN BROUGHT UP ON CHARGES. SO AS NOT TO WASTE OUR TIME AND
YOURS, YOU MUST FULLY DISCLOSE TO US ON THIS APPLICATION ANY
LEGAL/CRIMINAL ISSUES YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR PAST, SO THAT WE CAN
ADDRESS THE ISSUES ACCORDINGLY. EVEN IF THE CHARGES WERE
DROPPED, WE MOST LIKELY WILL RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM.

JUST BECAUSE YOU HAD A PROBLEM IN THE PAST DOES NOT NECESSARILY
MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED FROM
PARTICIPATING IN THE SHOW. HOWEVER, IF THERE IS NOT PRIOR FULL
DISCLOSURE ON THIS FORM AND THE BACKGROUND CHECK DOES UNCOVER
ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU DID NOT DISCLOSE TO US IN ADVANCE YOU
THEN WILL BE SUBJECT TO AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION FROM
PARTICIPATING IN THE SHOW.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE INFORMATION.



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PARENT #1                                         PARENT #2

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Here’s what we need:

 - A current photo of you, your family and your house
 - A completed application
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TO APPLY VIA E-MAIL: Save the above completed form and e-mail it with your
photos (.jpg or .gif) to families@rdfusa.com

TO APPLY BY MAIL: Print the above completed application and send it with your
photos to:

                                  “Wife Swap”
                                   RDF Media
                       100 6th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Suite 3-29
                               New York, NY 10013


* Photos and/or VHS / DV tapes will not be returned
If you are selected to advance in the application process, we will contact you




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