Many Japanese women studied dance when they were very young, and some have gone on to careers in show business and incorporated what they learned into their work. On the two-hour special, “Geinojin ga Honki de Baree” (“Celebrities Do Real Ballet”; TBS, Wed., 7:56 p.m.), 20 female TV personalities who once took ballet lessons — including teenagers and middle aged women — spend 200 days trying to regain some of their skills so that they can audition for a solo turn in a production of “Swan Lake” by ballet master Tetsuya Kumakawa’s K Ballet Co.

As of early December, the identities of the 20 women have not been revealed, but rumor has it the group includes a top fashion model, a former Takarazuka Musical Revue star, a TV weather person and the daughter of a famous former professional baseball manager.

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