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Swan Sails to U.K.

Fremantle International has sold the first two installments of off-Fox makeover show The Swan to U.K. cable Channel LIVINGtv.

The channel has already been airing off-ABC Extreme Makeover. "After the success we’ve had with Extreme Makeover," said Richard Woolfe, program director at LIVINGtv, "The Swan pushes the boundaries of plastic surgery TV even further. These really are ugly ducklings transformed into beautiful women."

LIVINGtv has bought 16 hour episodes for prime time.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.