[06/29/07 - 06:40 PM] Development Update: Week of June 25-29 Updates include: Recasting bug hits "Life Is Wild," "Moonlight," "Private Practice" and "Reaper," ABC keeps "Football Wives" warm, Jason O'Mara to topline ABC's "Life on Mars" import plus the usual mix of casting news.
[03/21/07 - 03:10 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 21 Updates include: Pilots for two of "Battlestar Galactica's" ladies, changes ahead on ABC's "American Inventor" and the usual casting round-up.
[03/07/07 - 12:49 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 7 Updates include: Loads of casting news, including pilots for Holly Robinson Peete, Tawny Cypress, Nikki Reed, Marisa Tomei and Tim Daly.
[03/06/07 - 12:27 AM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 6 Updates include: Pilots call for "Rome's" Ray Stevenson, "Deadwood's" Molly Parker and "Six Feet Under's" Lauren Ambrose plus Zach Braff to stick with "Scrubs" for season seven (should NBC renew it).
[02/26/07 - 12:52 AM] Development Update: Monday, February 26 Updates include: Christopher Guest to direct ABC's "The Thick of It," new roles for Eddie Cibrian, Jim Rash, Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Paquin and more!
[02/22/07 - 12:24 AM] Development Update: Thursday, February 22 Updates include: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Molly Shannon, Chi McBride, Oded Fehr, Samaire Armstrong and Ving Rhames are among the latest to land pilot gigs.
[02/14/07 - 12:32 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 14 Updates include: Julianna Margulies and Sara Rue both land pilots, new efforts from CBS and Lifetime plus "Old Christine's" Kari Lizer inks a new overall deal.
[02/12/07 - 12:41 AM] Development Update: Monday, February 12 Updates include: Fran Kranz, Ana Claudia Talancon and Louise Lombard all set as pilot leads, plus casting news on seven other projects.
[02/06/07 - 12:27 AM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 6 Updates include: Leads set for ABC's "Pushing Daisies" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" while Cole Hauser, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Kirstie Alley all book pilot roles.
[01/26/07 - 12:17 AM] Development Update: Friday, January 26 Updates include: Directors line up on nearly a dozen pilots, plus Michael Vartan and Gabrielle Union score lead roles on separate ABC projects.
STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: cast options extended
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) "Football Wives" centers on the lives of three women and their husbands who are teammates on a fictional NFL franchise in Orlando. Their decadent lives are seen through the eyes of innocent newcomer Donna, whose new friends quickly indoctrinate her. Because when your husband goes from poor college student to newly-minted millionaire overnight, your lifestyle explodes. In no time, Donna learns being a football wife is anything but a game. It's not only the team obligations and the obsessive fans. Hot groupies, addictive drugs, excessive shopping, outrageous greed, ravenous desire and bitter jealousy all mask the nagging anxiety that this party train is one injury away from ending. Director Bryan Singer ("House," Superman) takes us behind the scenes with American royalty to see how instant success pushes these women around and how they push right back. Gabrielle Union (Bring it On, "Night Stalker"), Lucy Lawless ("Xena"), Kiele Sanchez ("Lost"), James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's Creek"), Brian White ("The Shield") and Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible) and Eddie Cibrian ("Invasion," "Third Watch") star in this comedic soap that mixes the best of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and "Desperate Housewives" to become a Dallas for the new generation. Marco Pennette ("Ugly Betty") adapts the massively successful British series into super raunchy, campy, yet exclusively American fun. You don't have to be a football fan to love the football wives.