In disappointing news, ABC has decided not to grant a series order for Football Wives, instead picking up seven other drama pilots (Big Shots [formerly Perfect Gentlemen], Cashmere Mafia, Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies and Women's Murder Club).
Apparently the budget was too high to justify a pick-up.
Still, there is hope. Football Wives is likely to be optioned for mid-season. This happened last year with three ABC pilots: Secrets of a Small Town, A House Divided and October Road. And, of course, the latter went on to be picked up and has become a huge hit for the network, having just been granted a second season.
More on the ABC pick-ups can be found over at The Futon Critic, the article is here.