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FAIRY TALE TURNS INTO REALITY ON “THE SWAN”
ON ITS NEW SPECIAL PREVIEW DATE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7,
AND TIME PERIOD PREMIERE MONDAY, APRIL 12 ON FOX

THE SWAN, a new series where fairy tale turns into reality, previously announced to premiere on Monday, March 29, will now premiere Wednesday, April 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Beginning Monday, April 12, THE SWAN will air in its regular time period (Mondays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

THE SWAN offers women the incredible opportunity to undergo physical, mental and emotional transformations with the help of a team of experts. Contestants must go through an intensive “boot camp” of exercise, diet, therapy and inspiration to achieve their goals. Each week feathers will fly as the inevitable pecking order emerges. Those not up to the challenge are sent home. Those who are will go on to compete in a pageant for a chance to become “The Ultimate Swan.”

Each contestant has been assigned a panel of specialists -- a coach, therapist, trainer, cosmetic surgeons and a dentist -- who together have designed the perfect individually tailored program for her. The contestants’ work ethic, growth and achievement will be monitored. The final reveal at the end of each episode will be especially dramatic because it will be the first time that contestants will be permitted to see themselves in a mirror during the three-month transformation process. Two women will be featured every week and at the episode’s conclusion, one will go home and one will be selected to move on to the 1st Annual Swan Pageant.

Contestants were chosen through a nationwide search and from thousands of videotaped submissions by women seeking a second chance in life.

Arthur Smith and Nely Galan serve as executive producers. Kent Weed is co-executive producer. The series was created by Nely Galan.

FremantleMedia North America
Based in Santa Monica and with offices in New York, FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is one of America's foremost producers of reality-based entertainment programming for television. In 2004, FMNA will launch THE COMPLEX and THE SWAN on FOX. Additional credits include AMERICAN IDOL (FOX), which received five 2003 Emmy nominations and scored the highest-rated season or series debut on any network in the 2003/2004 season; ìThe Price is Rightî (CBS); ìFamily Feudî (syndication); ìOliverís Twistî (Food Network); ìDate Patrolî (TLC); ìAmerican Juniorsî (FOX) and ìCupidî (CBS). FMNA is a division of award-winning international television production company FremantleMedia, which creates drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in more than 40 countries and territories. FremantleMedia is a wholly owned subsidiary and the content business arm of the publicly traded RTL Group, one of Europeís largest television and radio broadcast companies. The RTL Group owns 23 television and 22 radio stations in eight countries, and is a division of leading integrated media and entertainment company Bertelsmann AG.

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