Lucy Lawless to star in new ABC show

Well I wasn’t a great fan of Footballers’ wives but loved the first show made by the same company (Bad Girls).
Lucy is apparently going to play the head wife as played by Zoe Lucker in the UK version.

FW is a camp show that at its best sent up the Brit tabloid press. It has some similarities with Desperate Housewives, tho FW started before DH. I’ll be curious to see what the US version is like.

From Luawless’s official website blog:

2/9/07 —
Okay, I am now working on a show. I fought it.

I have been wary of signing on to a show for years. My kids were too little, the workload too demanding, whatever.

So last week in pure frustration I wrote to my agent, “How come I can’t get arrested?”

Consider me arrested.

I am playing a lead role in a new ABC show called Footballers’ Wives. I heard about it weeks ago but refused to go in on it because A) I don’t like football and B) I don’t play “wives”!

Never say never, eh? For the past couple of months I was having to hang up on Marissa and Eric who were desperate for me to do it. “She’s an I-D-I-O-T!!!” they bitched behind my back.

Their other best friend, Marco Penette, the show’s producer, and Mike McDonald, show executive and Rob’s colleague from Herc and Xena, days both rang me and demanded I come in and at least try the role on for size. I did and I guess it fit pretty good because five minutes after leavng the Network, I had the job. I hadn’t even fired up up the P-Bird in the parking lot.

Now Marissa is doing a little jig and they are trying to find the right guy to play my husband. Someone big, stoopid and vulnerable, please!

I am a little bewildered as to how this all came about. It has dropped out of the sky on me with all the subtlety of a falling refrigerator.

Oh, well. Clearly, I am not in control of this bus. Just riding it to the end.
We’ll see what happens.

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I love fiction TV programmes that are fun,entertaining and/or gripping as well as making some comment on society, politics and/or the state of our relationships. I feel a bit sad that fiction TV seems to be being overtaken by other genres in primetime lately on NZ TV. And I want to see more great British drama series on TV. TVNZ, you're losing the plot!!!
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