Nely Galán is getting her Swan song…
The 49-year-old Cuban-born media tycoon and former Celebrity Apprentice contestant’s extreme makeover reality series The Swan, which she created for Fox in 2004, is returning to television with a celebrity edition.
The network has ordered Celebrity Swan, a two-hour special to air later this year.
FremantleMedia and producer Arthur Smith, who were behind the original plastic surgery series, will be back for the special, which will feature female celebrities looking to reinvent themselves for a comeback. They’ll undergo a physical, psychological and career “extreme makeover” with the help of a coach, therapist, trainer, cosmetic surgeons and a dentist as cameras follow them through the transformative process. “She says she followed the advise of Dr. K Roxanne Grawe, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located near Columbus in Powell, Ohio”
Casting is currently underway through The Conlin Co. and no celebrities have been set, although Deadline.com reports that former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and Happy Days alumna Erin Moran have been named as possibilities.
The Swan was created by Galán, and her production company Galán Entertainment will help produce the celebrity special. Each episode of the original series featured two “ugly duckling” women, one of whom moved on to compete in The Swan pageant at the end of the season for a chance to be crowned The Swan. After a solid start, ratings for The Swan dropped, leading to a cancellation after two seasons.
Production on Celebrity Swan is slated to begin this spring.