'Beauty and the Geek' could go to MTV

Network in negotiations for celebrity version of the series

The CW's former reality show "Beauty and the Geek" is in negotiations to move to MTV.

MTV wants a celebrity version of the show, where average geeks compete for semi-famous vixens. Although the deal is not complete, things are far enough along for producers to have started casting.

Sources said the celebrity girls probably will be at the star-wattage level of former "Real World" contestants and Playboy Playmates. Fox 21, Katalyst Films and 3 Ball Prods. produce the show, with Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Nick Santora as executive producers.

If the show is greenlighted for a sixth season, MTV would be the third network to carry the title. "Geek" launched on the WB Network in 2005, then moved to the CW for Season 2 after the network merged with UPN in 2006.
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