" As her soccer star hubby does his thing for the L.A. Galaxy, Brit beauty Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham will while away her time fronting a half-hour unscripted series for NBC. Exec-produced by American Idol's Simon Fuller, slated for a summer bow and revolving around Beckham's transition to life in Los Angeles, the show "will cross all genres, and hopefully surprise a few people," Fuller tells Variety. Beckham herself touts the venture as "really something different.... It's pushing the boundaries."

" Bob Barker will play himself on an upcoming How I Met Your Mother, when "a voyage of self-discovery leads Barney to [ The Price Is Right's] Showcase Showdown," exec producer Carter Bays tells Variety.

" HBO has greenlit Generation Kill, a seven-hour scripted miniseries based on the true story of Marines fighting in the early stages of the Iraq war. The Wire's David Simon and Ed Burns will write and exec-produce.