I thought this would never see the light of day but alas, ten years later it has washed up on YouTube. This is the 2007 pilot for the US remake of hit British series Footballers Wives. Eddie Cibrian, Lucy Lawless, Ving Rhames and James Van Der Beek were among the names in the more or less direct copy of the ultra camp UK original. While I was hoping this would get picked up at the time, I can see why it didn't go to series. Unfortunately the fun of the original didn't cross the Atlantic. The supposed camp lines just fall a bit flat and most of the cast lack the charisma that made their UK counterparts so fun. It's still interesting to see what could've been. Holly Robinson Peete is fun as Jackie and there's a bit of an edge to Lucy Lawless' take on the iconic Tanya but everyone else is pretty pedestrian. In an era when Desperate Housewives was still on the air, you can see why ABC weren't bothered to pick up a similarly themed, albeit lesser soap.