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Balloon Boy's Wife Swap Yanked Off Air

The fameball stops here. Citing the scandal surrounding Richard and Mayumi Heene's alleged balloon boy hoax, Lifetime has opted to remove a rerun of the Heene family's Wife Swap episode from Thursday's afternoon lineup. A spokesperson for Lifetime explained that, "Once we found out" about the alleged attempt to turn Falcon Heene into a publicity prop, "we decided to pull it off the air. At this time, we don't have any plans to air it in the near future." The episode in question depicted the Heene boys running wild and dive-bombing over the living room banister, while Richard Heene berated his substitute wife.