Serinda Swan

As first hinted at in this week's Mega Buzz, Smallville has a fun new trick up its sleeve, and it involves the CW series' take of DC Comics trickstress Zatanna. TVGuide.com has since learned exclusively that Serinda Swan (who is indeed far, far, far from an ugly duckling, as your Googling will demonstrate) has landed the guest-star role.

Swan will appear in this season's 17th episode, "Hex," as Zatanna, a magician who grants birthday girl Chloe a wish. Having been through the wringer ever since Brainiac mind-boinked her and Doomsday crashed her wedding day, Chloe expresses a desire to lead the comparatively mild-mannered life of Lois Lane. Voilà! Chloe magically inhabits Lois' (and thus Erica Durance's) body for the bulk of the hour.

Clark is also granted a wish. But what could he possibly want for?

Swan's previous TV credits include appearances on Supernatural (as a hospital receptionist in "Salvation") as well as a July 2008 episode of Psych.

I'll say it again — happy Googling!

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