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  • She Magazine February 2007 - Added scans of the interview with Lucy where she discusses everything from Xena, Celebrity Duets, Dragonlance movie, Battlestar Galactica and her new singing career.

  • Steppin' Out - February 2007 The Return of Lucy Lawless. After six profitable years working her butt off in a leather microskirt and a strangling-tight bustier - come sun, rain, sleet and hail - in the title role of the fantasy action series “Xena: Warrior Princess” (1995-2001), Lucy Lawless became understandably selective about her projects.

  • The Blade - 18 March 2007 - Here's What May Be Coming To Your TV | Lucy Lawless on Football Wives

  • Entertainment Weekly - February 2007 - Brief mention of Lucy's role on Football Wives.

  • TV Guide 27 February 2007 - Cheers for Lucy joining Football Wives

  • The New York Blade - 23 February 2007
    Gay men and lesbians both have reason to rejoice with ABC’s upcoming casting moves. ABC is planning a remake of the campy British soap “Footballers Wive$,” a gay cult hit on BBC America and DVD about professional athletes and their devious women. The network just announced that the role of lead diva will be played by none other than Xena herself, lesbian icon Lucy Lawless, who will portray Tanya Turner, the coke-snorting, bed-hopping, man-eating ringleader. Read more

  • El Paso Times - 15 February 2007 - Casting Coup. Lucy joins the cast of Football Wives
  • TVNZ - Xena joins Football Wives Feb 14, 2007 Lucy Lawless is being lined up to play Tanya Turner in the US version of ITV show Footballers' Wives.
    The US network ABC has also signed Stomp the Yard star Brian White and Night Stalker actress Gabrielle Union to play Beckham-like couple Kyle and Chardonnay. Bryan Singer, the director of Superman Returns and
    X-Men, is expected to direct the pilot.
  • Can we talk about something else? Like Lucy Lawless? Or Sarah Silverman?..."Heroes" vs. "24," Week #4. Also not cuddly: Lucy Lawless. Sexy, yes. Friendly? Without a doubt. I've met the woman, and can honestly say she's one of my favorite TV people. She makes me hope that ABC can pull off "Football Wives," the
    Americanized adaptation of the British series "Footballers Wive$," which aired here on BBC America.
  • Variety Magazine - 11 February 2007
    ABC: Casting
    -- Lucy Lawless has been cast in one of the lead roles for Bryan Singer's Touchstone-produced "Football Wives." She'll play Tanya, who in the original Blighty skein was the ruthless, bitchy spouse of bad boy Jason Turner. Lawless, who broke through in the States as the star of "Xena: Warrior Princess," more recently has had a recurring role on Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica."

  • Reuters - 12 February 2007 - Lawless in a sporting mood for ABC pilot - Mon Feb 12, 2007
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lucy Lawless, also known as "Xena: Warrior Princess," has been tapped for one of the leads in ABC's drama pilot "Football Wives." Her character, who's married to a professional football player, is sexy but not as sophisticated as she thinks she is. Lawless recently appeared on the Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica."

  • - Best. Lesbianish. Day. Ever. Blog
    Lucy Lawless Now a Footballers Wife. Hot off the presses: the former Warrior Princess has just been cast as the scheming, bitchy Tanya in the ABC drama series pilot Footballers Wives. In the hit British series of the same name, Tanya is the alpha wife who terrorizes everyone - the Joan Collins character, in Dynasty-speak. The press release describes her character simply as sexy "but not as sophisticated as she thinks she is." So like Victoria Beckham. But sexy.
  • Lawless and Singer team up for Brit adaptation
    The Advocate - Los Angeles,CA,USA
    Lucy Lawless is slated to play an athlete's spouse in an upcoming ABC series from out director Brian Singer. According to Variety, Lawless will play Tanya, ...
  • 'King,' 'Queen,' Win Big at BAFTAs
    Entertainment Weekly - USA
    Former Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless has been cast in the pilot for Football Wives, ABC's version of the hit British series Footballers Wive$. ...