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Lifetime Swaps Out Balloon Brood

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William Shatner isn't the only one distancing himself from the taint of Balloongate.

Lifetime has just shelved a rerun of one of the Heene family's Wife Swap episodes.

The episode, one of two the family appeared on that originally aired on ABC, had been set for Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. It was scheduled long before last week's helium-powered hijinks in Colorado.

No word on whether it will be shelved permanently, but a Lifetime rep says the network doesn't have "any plans to air it in the near future."

Local sheriff's investigators are gathering evidence to prove Richard and Mayumi Heene set off the balloon—sans 6-year-old son Falcon—to drum up pub for a proposed reality series. Charges are expected to be filed as early as next week.

So far, no network has admitted to being in cahoots with the clan. But we presume Lifetime is out of the running.

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