>As I’ve noted on this blog before, this is one of my favorite shows.
Well, it looks like it’s headed to the States.
ABC is looking to import Blighty phenom “Footballers’ Wives” to the States.
Touchstone Television-based producers Chris Brancato and Bert Salke are partnering with comedy scribe-producer Marco Pennette (“Ugly Betty,” “Crumbs”) to adapt the Shed Prods. format as an hourlong sudser. U.S. skein* will take place in the world of pro football rather than soccer but will otherwise retain much of the over-the-top spirit of the original.
I certainly hope they don’t muck it up when they do the American version. We’re notorious for trying to replicate a UK hit…
…on this side of the pond and rendering it into a heaping pile of shit.
*skein is how Variety refers to a series.