Posh gives NBC 'exclusive look'

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NBC confirmed Wednesday that Victoria Beckham's upcoming reality series will air as a primetime special.

The network said the hourlong special, titled "Victoria Beckham: Coming to America," is set to air at 8 p.m. July 16. It will give viewers an "exclusive look" inside the life of the former Spice Girl -- aka Posh Spice -- as she makes the move from London to Los Angeles.

"Viewers will get a firsthand glimpse into what it's like to be one of the most sought-after celebrities in the world," said Craig Plestis, executive vp alternative programming, development and specials at NBC Entertainment. "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."

The network announced the project as a six-episode series in February. But there was recent speculation in the British media about problems on the show that arose once her husband, David Beckham, was recalled to play with the English national team late last month. The Beckhams had been in the process of relocating to Los Angeles, where David is set to play with Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy after his contract with Real Madrid expires June 30.

If the NBC special is a success, it's believed that it could lead to more specials or a series (HR 6/4).

The special is produced by 19 Entertainment. Simon Fuller, Kim Fuller and Mike Nichols are the executive producers.
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