12:05am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Joan Rivers to Switch With Bristol Palin on ABC's 'Celebrity Wife Swap'
ABC has announced the first participating cast members for Celebrity Wife Swap.
Receiving top billing are mother-daughter duo Joan and Melissa Rivers, who will head to Alaska to trade lives with Bristol and Willow Palin, the daughters of former Gov. Sarah Palin.
During the episode, Joan and Melissa Rivers will be entrusted with Bristol's son, Tripp, who rules the Palin household, and tasked with bringing structure to the energetic 4-year-old. Meanwhile, Bristol Palin will be thrown into the Rivers' hectic world of entertainment, where she'll have to navigate their demanding schedule and fill in as executive producer of Fashion Police, as well as entertaining at formal dinner parties and caring for Melissa's 12-year-old son, Cooper.
The summer reality series will also feature the girlfriend and wife of former WWE wrestlers "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper on Sunday, June 30, and actress Nia Peeples swapping gigs with Tiffany on July 7. Three additional episodes will air this summer, with participates to be announced at a later date.
Celebrity Wife Swap marks the latest reality series for Bristol Palin, who also competed on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.
The Rivers-Palin swap will mark the season premiere of the network's unscripted entry on Sunday, June 23 at 8 p.m.