Per Variety, ABC has greenlit a pilot for a U.S. adaptation of the U.K. hit Footballers' Wives, and even has X-Men's Bryan Singer - whose last TV pilot was House - loosely attached to direct.

In its American incarnation, Wives will be set in the world of pro football rather than that "other" football, soccer, yet promises to retain its over-the-top frothiness. Also in the U.S. version: more-conspicuous dental hygiene.