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Fox Developing Celebrity Version of "The Swan"

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Fox television has reportedly decided to resurrect its 2004 plastic surgery makeover series The Swan with a new two-hour celebrity special set to air later this year. reports names being mentioned for possible participation in Celebrity Swan include former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and former Happy Days star Erin Moran.

Cameras will follow the celebrities as they undergo a physical, psychological and career makeover with the help of a therapist, a coach, a trainer, cosmetic surgeons and a dentist.

The Swan
aired for two seasons.

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JWoww and More to Compete in "Stars In Danger: The High Dive"

Bill McCay/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Fox aims to make a big splash on Wednesday night with its two-hour special Stars In Danger: The High Dive.

The program, which is based on a German TV show, will feature nine celebrities training for and then competing in a series of Olympic-style dives.

The celebrities in question are Jersey Shore star Jenni "JWoww" Farley, former Baywatch stars Alexandra Paul and David Chokachi, Soul Surfer inspiration Bethany Hamilton, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills siblings Kim and Kyle Richards, actor Antonio Sabato Jr., and former NFL star Terrell Owens.

Stars In Danger: The High Dive is hosted by Kyle Martino and Becky Baeling and features commentary from Olympic diving medalist Troy Dumais.  It begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Fox.

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World Series Gives Fox a Ratings Win

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- This year’s World Series, which saw the San Francisco Giants sweep the Detroit Tigers in four games, averaged 12.7 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated fall classic ever. 

Still, the baseball coverage gave Fox a win in the weekly ratings battle. CBS was second, followed by ABC, NBC, the CW and ION Television.

An NFL post-game show following the New York Giants victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Fox was the most-watched primetime program for the week, ending Sunday.  It drew 21.1 million viewers.

Here are the top 10 primetime programs for the week of Oct. 22-28, according to the Nielsen Company:

1. NFL Post-Game: New York at Dallas, Fox, 21.1 million
2. NCIS, CBS, 17.8 million
3. NFL Sunday Night Football: New Orleans at Denver, NBC, 17.77 million
4. The OT, Fox, 17 million
5. NCIS:LA, CBS, 16.5 million
6. Big Bang Theory, CBS, 15.8 million
7. World Series Sunday, Fox, 15.5 million
8. World Series Sunday Pre-Game, Fox, 15.1 million
9. Person of Interest, CBS, 14 million
10. Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 13.3 million

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Khloé Kardashian, Mario Lopez to Host "The X-Factor"

Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Another Kardashian has another TV gig: Khloé Kardashian has been confirmed as one of the new hosts of Fox’s The X-Factor along with Saved by the Bell alum and Extra host Mario Lopez.

Kardashian, star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the spin-off Khloé & Lamar, and Lopez will begin appearing on the reality competition midway through its current second season, joining judges Britney Spears, L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell.

The addition of Kardashian and Lopez to the reality competition show had been rumored for months.

“The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out,” Cowell joked in Fox’s press release.  “Mario and Khloé are our hosts.  They will debut on our first live show in November and I couldn’t be happier.”

“I’m so thrilled to become a part of The X-Factor family,” Kardashian said.  “I’ve been a big fan of the show and look forward to working with Simon and all of the judges.  It’s going to be so much fun!”

“I’m very excited to be joining The X-Factor team,’” Lopez said.  “I love the show, and I’ve been a big fan of Simon Cowell and the judges for a long time.  Khloé and I have been friends for years and I know we’ll be a great team and have a blast.”

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Couple Sues Fox over Alleged ‘Trick Question’ on Game Show

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A couple is suing Fox, claiming the network dropped the ball when they were asked a "trick question" on a short-lived game show that aired over a year ago.

The show in question is Million Dollar Money Drop, which aired from December 2010 to February 2011 and was hosted by Kevin Pollack.

Andrew and Patricia Murray claim in their lawsuit that they lost 580 thousand dollars on a question that they perceive to be misleading, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They were asked to identify the most common computer password, based on information from the data security firm Imperva. The options were "Password," "123456," and "I Love You," and the couple went with "Password."

The correct answer, according to the show, was "123456," but, the Murrays allege, it was based on analysis of a hacking incident involving the website, and not an overall survey of computer users. The couple says the question was unfair because it lacked comprehensive research.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

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Fox Announces Date of Britney Spears', Demi Lovato's "X Factor" Debut

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- The X Factor's new judges' panel will make its TV debut on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Fox announced on Monday that season two of Simon Cowell's singing competition will begin on that date.  He will be joined at the judges' table by the returning L.A. Reid, plus newcomers Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

The X Factor's season premiere will continue on Thursday, Sept. 13, followed by the fourth-season debut of Glee.

Fox's new drama The Mob Doctor opens its first season on Monday, Sept. 17, and the comedies Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project both premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Here is Fox's fall premiere schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 12
The X Factor

Thursday, Sept. 13

Monday, Sept. 17
The Mob Doctor

Tuesday, Sept. 25
New Girl
Ben And Kate
The Mindy Project

Friday, Sept. 28


Sunday, Sept. 30
The Simpsons
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
American Dad

Tuesday, Oct. 2
Raising Hope

Sunday, Oct. 7
The Cleveland Show

Friday, Oct. 26

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Fox's "House" Ends Monday Night

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Hugh Laurie drama House will end its eight-season run on Fox Monday night.

In the finale, airing at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, Laurie's titular doctor takes stock of his life while treating a drug-addicted patient.  The episode will be preceded by a one-hour retrospective.

Laurie warns fans not to expect any big twists in the finale.

He says, "It’s not going to be that sort of an ending when people go, oh my God, it just sort of flips and it was all a dream or the whole thing’s flipped upside down... I think it’s a very elegant and satisfying ending."

Since its premiere in 2004, House's cast has included, at one point or another, Lisa Edelstein, Olivia Wilde, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer, Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, Kal Penn and Amber Tamblyn.

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"Jersey Shore" Stars Among Celebs Looking for Love on New Fox Show

MTV Networks(LOS ANGELES) -- A couple of Jersey Shore stars and a Kardashian will participate in the recently-announced Fox dating series The Choice.

Entertainment Weekly's website reports Jersey Shore's Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Rob Kardashian, former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, pop star Joe Jonas, and Carmen Electra are among the celebrities who will participate in the show, which premieres June 7.

The Choice will resemble the NBC singing competition The Voice in some ways -- celebrities will sit in spinning chairs, listen to contestants explain why they'd be a good date, then eventually choose one of them. Five episodes will feature male celebrities, and one episode will include female stars.

Here's the roster of celebrities for The Choice, according to Entertainment Weekly:

Tyson Beckford
Jeremy Bloom
Dean Cain
Michael Catherwood
Jason Cook
Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio
Rocco DiSpirito
Rob Gronkowski
Taylor Hicks
Joe Jonas
Rob Kardashian
Steven Lopez
Finesse Mitchell
Dr. Robert Nettles
Warren Sapp
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
Ndamukong Suh
Seth Wescott
Parker Young

Hope Dworaczyk
Carmen Electra
Rima Fakih
Sophie Monk

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Ryan Seacrest Staying with 'American Idol'

Michael Buckner/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After months of speculation, Fox and Ryan Seacrest announced Monday that he will remain the host of American Idol.

In a statement, Seacrest said, "For the last 11 seasons, I've had the privilege to be a part of one of television's most iconic shows. It's been a wild ride, and I'm excited for my journey with American Idol to continue. The legions of fans, amazingly talented contestants, judges, and producers, along with the hard working Idol crew, impress me every time we go on air and make hosting the show a dream job."

Seacrest has been with American Idol since its debut on June 11, 2002.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, he signed a new two-year contract that will pay him $15 million per year.

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Fox Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Primetime Special This Sunday

Andy Kropa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Fox celebrates its 25th anniversary this Sunday night with a primetime special featuring the return of many of its famous alumni.

Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special will take a look back at the network's most memorable moments since its launch on April 5, 1987.  The program welcomes former and present Fox talent including The X-Files' David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson; Married with Children's Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal; Beverly Hills, 90210's Shannen Doherty and Jason Priestley; American Idol's Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler; and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.

The two-hour special, hosted by Idol's Ryan Seacrest, begins 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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