Posh Kibosh: NBC Shrinks Beckham Show
Planned series now set as one-hour special
Instead of the six-episode series it announced a few months back, the network will air a one-hour special called "Victoria Beckham: Coming to America" on Monday, July 16. The show will follow the erstwhile Posh Spice as she prepares for her move to the United States in the wake of husband David Beckham's signing with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
"Viewers will get a first-hand glimpse into what it's like to be one of the most sought-after celebrities in the world," says Craig Plestis, head of alternative programming at NBC. "Victoria's every move is documented by the paparazzi, but only our cameras have been allowed inside the world of what being Victoria Beckham is really like."
When NBC announced the project in February, it was planning for six half-hour episodes to air over the summer. However, Victoria Beckham and her kids have been spending time in Europe recently while David plays with England's national team. His performance has sparked talk that he might not make the move to Los Angeles, though he the Galaxy and MLS all say he'll stick to his contract.
After looking at what had been shot thus far, NBC decided it had enough to craft a one-hour special. Should it do well, there's a fair chance the network will keep the cameras rolling.
Simon Fuller ("American Idol"), who was Victoria Beckham's manager when she was with the Spice Girls, is among the executive producers of the show.