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Fox reviving reality low-point 'The Swan'

Reality television has never been a bastion of high-brow entertainment. Some series are obviously more challenging and inspiring than others, but for every genuinely compelling success story of an unknown rocketing to stardom on talent and hard work, there are dozens of "Real Housewives" and "Temptation Islands."

The Swan

And then there was "The Swan."

For the uninitiated, "The Swan" was Fox's attempt to turn 'ugly ducklings' into majestic beauties thanks to the miracles of radical cosmetic surgeries. Each episode of the 2004 series followed two of the contestants as they transformed over three months, with the prettiest moving on to the live audience portion which took the form of a twisted beauty pageant that spoke to our deepest insecurities and shallow natures.

Well, it's coming back. Fox is reviving the series as a primetime special, this time enlisting "celebrities" as the contestants. "Celebrity Swan will feature female celebrities and will offer these popular women the incredible opportunity to undergo physical, psychological and career changes as cameras follow them through the transformative process. This opportunity will allow these women to come back better than ever, have a second chance at personal and career redemption and re-introduce themselves to their supportive fans in a whole new way."

Are you not entertained?


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Show:
- The Swan
Network:
- FOX

Written by: kyleiam
Feb 2nd, 2013, 12:47 am

Images courtesy of FOX

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Message Posted On Feb 2nd, 2013, 4:59 am

Ugh. I remember the original Swan. Of all the shows to bring back, they pick this abomination. After all, surely the best possible lesson to teach people is "weren't born perfect?, then cut and rearrange yourself until you look like the unrealistic plastic doll of your dreams.

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