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Footballers Wives

SoapNet mixes drama with hockey in new series

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 2nd 2008 10:23AM
soapnetThe success of last summer's General Hospital: Night Shift was the harbinger of things to come. And now they have. SoapNet announced a new 10-episode drama series called MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives.

It makes sense that SoapNet would take another stab at creating its own dramas. Last year's Night Shift, the channel's first attempt at that kind of original programming, proved more popular than the reruns of daytime soaps it had been running at 11 o'clock at night. But the difference between this new offering -- about the ladies in the lives of professional hockey players...hockey and soap? -- is that Night Shift was based on General Hospital and used popular stars from the daytime show for the spin-off. If Steve Burton (Jason), Kimberly McCullough (Robin) and Jason Thompson (Patrick) were not in Nightshift, would SoapNet viewers have tuned in?

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What's On Tonight: 60 Minutes, King of the Hill, Emeril Live, Entourage

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 29th 2007 5:00PM
  • Cold CaseAt 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and Without A Trace.
  • NBC has a new, two hour Dateline at 7.
  • FOX has a new, one hour King of the Hill at 7, then a new Simpsons.
  • At 8, The CW has a new 7th Heaven.
  • There's a new Nature on PBS at 8.
  • Walter Isaacson talks about his new book Einstein on CSPAN 2 at 8.
  • Also at 8: Food Network has a new Emeril Live.
  • At 9, FOX has a new Family Guy, then a new American Dad.
  • HBO has a new Sopranos at 9, then a new Entourage.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia, followed by a new Reno 911.
  • BBC America has a new Footballers Wives: Overtime at 10.
  • Showtime has a new ep of The Tudors. It's on at 10 too.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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ABC greenlights American version of Footballers' Wives

by Anna Johns, posted Dec 19th 2006 12:44PM
abc logoThe bitchy, back-stabbing, coke-snorting characters on BBC's Footballers' Wives are coming to America. ABC has given the greenlight to the pilot for the Americanized version of the British soap drama. Instead of soccer wives, the American version will be NFL wives (natch). The BBC series chronicled how womens' lives changed when they married soccer superstars. Sounds like a companion to Desperate Housewives? The original series ran for five seasons and it is currently airing on BBC America at 10 pm on Sundays.

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Bryan Singer may direct the pilot. In case that name doesn't ring a bell, he's the director behind the first two X-Men movies and last summer's Superman Returns.

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Out of the Blogosphere

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 24th 2006 11:50AM
  • Patton OswaltTim Goodman ("The Bastard Machine") gives his list for the Best Shows You're Not Watching." We've done lists like this before, but I don't think we've done one in a while. His list includes Hustle, Footballers Wive$, and Thief.
  • Comedian Patton Oswalt has a blog too.
  • Television writer Ken Levine gives his Summer Movie Preview. On Mission: Impossible 3: "They can spend $300 million to make this stunt fest and the best thing will still be the theme song."
  • Lots of spoilers over at the Television Without Pity West Wing boards. Let me repeat: lots of spoilers, so click at your own risk.
  • EW's PopWatch blog has a new HeadScratcher: what (specifically) do Nicholas Cage, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood and Diane Lane have in common?

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