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.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.