Footballers Wive$

2002, TV Show

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The Joy of Sets: BBC-ya!

So, obviously, I watched a ton of TV as a kid here in Philadelphia. But the one thing that had me running for the clicker faster than viewers did from last week's Oscars were those hoity-toity funny-talkin' people on Channel 12 (aka public television). High-button collars. Translucent skin. Questionable dentistry. I just didn't get how anyone would watch a show that didn't have cool, tan cops like the CHiPs guys or glamorous, toothy detectives like Charlie's Angels. I mean really, Doctor Who back then was a fright, with his big scarf and unsettling robotic dog. No thanks! I'd take the original Battlestar's dagget over that mess any day.Now that I'm slightly more evolved in my viewing habits, the idea of international programming is far less off-putting to my ugly American sense and sensibilities. Hell, I'll go so far as to say that the BBC in particular has been schooling some of the major U.S. networks on how to really do culty cool and sexy TV lately. And bless the stars, we've g...  Read Full Article

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The Joy of Sets: BBC-ya!

So, obviously, I watched a ton of TV as a kid here in Philadelphia. But the one thing that had me running for the clicker faster than viewers did from last week's Oscars were those hoity-toity funny-talkin' people on Channel 12 (aka public television). High-button collars. Translucent skin. Questionable dentistry. I just didn't get how anyone would watch a show that didn't have cool, tan cops like the CHiPs guys or glamorous, toothy detectives like Charlie's Angels. I mean really, Doctor Who back then was a fright, with his big scarf and unsettling robotic dog. No thanks! I'd take the original Battlestar's dagget over that mess any day.Now that I'm slightly more evolved in my viewing habits, the idea of international programming is far less off-putting to my ugly American sense and sensibilities. Hell, I'll go so far as to say that the BBC in particular has been schooling some of the major U.S. networks on how to really do culty cool and sexy TV lately. And bless the stars, we've g... read more

CBS' The Closer? ABC's MI-5? Strike Talk Has Nets Scrambling

As the threat of a Writers Guild strike continues to loom, network suits are considering perhaps using finished and already aired-elsewhere episodes of international hits and/or cable series to fill schedule gaps should the stop-action happen. According to Variety, non-U.S. programming such as the U.K.'s Footballers Wives and MI-5, CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie and CTV's Corner Gas could make their way to the Big 3 — and Warner Bros. is said to be shopping around The Closer — though execs maintain such acquisitions would be a last resort. "Right now," says NBC entertainment cochair Ben Silverman, "we're just hoping there's not a strike." Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Non-American Broadcasting Cooperative says, "Hey, whatever you do, don't send Black Donnellys our way." read more

ABC May Still Make a Play for Football Wives

ABC Studios has extended its options on the actors associated with Football Wives, the BBC-adapted sudser pilot that was not picked up at the May upfronts, suggesting the network may tackle the project after all. One of the Alphabet's highest-profile pilots this development season, Football Wives stars Gabrielle Union, Lucy Lawless, Kiele Sanchez (sigh, Nikki...), Ving Rhames and James Van Der Beek. Should ABC ultimately "pass," sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that several other networks, including NBC and Fox, have expressed an interest in it. read more

Tarty Tanya Teases Footballers' Wives' Final Season

You'd have to go all the way back to Dynasty's Alexis Colby to find a saucier British TV import than Tanya Turner of BBC America's Footballers' Wives. To mark the fifth and final season premiere of the campy soccer-and-sex sudser (airing tonight at 8 pm/ET), we rang up Tanya's alter ego, Zoe Lucker, to talk about wild women, wacky ensembles and working with the original queen of mean. TV Guide: Obviously, Tanya is a man-eater. But she's also a romantic. Zoe Lucker: I felt very strongly about that. If you play the straight bitch, then you're not going to have people on your side. I always maintained that the reason Tanya behaves the way she does is because of the way she's been treated. She basically wants to be loved by the right person. TV Guide: And has she! How many husbands so read more

Do you know why Footballers' ...

Question: Do you know why Footballers' Wives wasn't picked up? It was on the schedule, and now didn't make the cut.


Answer: That's a good question. I saw the pilot and thought it was pretty good, in a Melrose Place, check-your-brain-at-the-door-and-just-have-fun kind of way.

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Premiered: January 08, 2002, on ITV
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Premise: Drama series focusing on the wives of players on the Earls Park football team.

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