A&E Follows Married Swingers In New Series

A&E Network will chronicle a suburban Ohio neighborhood where married couples share partners in a new reality series Neighbors With Benefits, the network announced Thursday.

The series, which debuts March 22, follows multiple married couples as they court prospective partners, said network officials. Even with a strict set of rules to prevent taking extramarital relationships too far, each couple must deal with the varying effects of living this lifestyle, both inside and outside of their marriages.

Neighbors with Benefits is produced by Haymaker TV for A&E Network.

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