The Swan is returning, but with celebrities

Fox’s 2004 competition The Swan is returning, but this time celebrities–or reality television’s version of them–will be made over, including with plastic surgery.

Deadline reports that it will be just “a two-hour special to air later this year,” produced by original producers FremantleMedia and Arthur Smith.

Women who want to have a comeback in their careers will be sought to participate, and while casting is occurring now, Deadline says that Happy Days’ Erin Moran and Monica Lewinsky are possible cast members.

Since the show was more of an idea than a series, a special is a good idea, but I cannot say I have any interest in seeing The Swan again.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.