Football Wives

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 5.2  (216)

Football Wives was a dramatic reality television series that aired on VH1 in 2007. The show was a spin-off of the popular British series Footballers' Wives and followed the lives of several women who were married to or dating professional football players. The show starred a talented and diverse cast, including Lucy Lawless, Kiele Sanchez, Gabrielle Union, Brian J. White, Ving Rhames, Holly Robinson Peete, Sarah Rafferty, Kelly Monaco, and Joel Michaely. These actors portrayed various characters with different personalities, backgrounds, and storylines, creating a captivating and dynamic show.

The series was set in the world of professional football in the United States, specifically focusing on the fictional football team, the Miami Sharks. The women featured on the show were connected to the team in different ways, be it as wives, girlfriends, or associates of the players.

Together, the wives navigate the ups and downs of being in a high-profile relationship, dealing with their husbands' fame and the pressures that come along with it. They also face the challenges of friendships, rivalries, and betrayals amongst themselves.

The main character in the show is Tanya Austin, played by actress Gabrielle Union. Tanya is the wife of star player Chris (Brian J. White) and is known for her fiery personality and explosive temper. She is often at odds with the other wives, especially Chardonnay Lane (Kiele Sanchez), who she sees as a threat to her status as the queen bee of the group.

Chardonnay is the girlfriend of player Jason (Chris Johnson) and is new to the world of football wives. She strives to fit in and often tries to be a peacemaker amongst the women, but her good intentions don't always pan out.

Other wives include Denise (Holly Robinson Peete), who is married to team owner Leonard (Ving Rhames) and is the matriarch of the group, struggling to keep her family and business together; Vanessa (Sarah Rafferty), married to player Terrance (James Lesure), who is ambitious and competitive, but also has a soft side; and Kelly (Kelly Monaco), who is dating rookie player Eric (Michael Toland) and is known for her wild antics and outlandish behavior.

The show explores various themes such as fame, power, loyalty, and love, with a healthy dose of drama and intrigue. The storylines tackle issues such as infidelity, jealousy, and personal struggles with addiction and mental health.

The show also sheds light on the challenges that come with being a football wife. It highlights the fact that these women are often overlooked and overshadowed by their famous husbands and are expected to play a certain role in society. However, Football Wives proves that they are much more than just football wives, they are women with their own ambitions, dreams, and flaws.

Overall, Football Wives was a compelling and entertaining show that provided a glimpse into the lives of football wives in the United States. With its talented cast, intriguing storylines, and production value, it was a hit amongst viewers and left a lasting impression on pop culture.

Football Wives is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on October 24, 2010.

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The End Zone
8. The End Zone
December 19, 2010
The women head to NYC for a week of fun in the season finale. However, old tensions with Pilar get the best of Chanita. Melani tries to mediate but sparks fly as Dawn, Chanita, and Amanda try one last time to hash things out.
Texas Two-Step
7. Texas Two-Step
December 12, 2010
David and Brittany decide to hook up. Dawn is concerned about her husband, Ryan, being cut from his team, and the financial hardship that would result. Ryan surprises Dawn with a 10-year vow renewal. The women are all there to support, minus Pilar, which creates more tension. To let off some steam, the women decide to head to NYC for some shopping and partying.
The Defensive Line
6. The Defensive Line
November 28, 2010
Pilar reveals her disgust for the other wives while talking to her sister, but gives them another chance by inviting them to go horseback riding. Later, Chanita holds a black-tie charity event in Swaziland.
The Agony and the Ecstasy
5. The Agony and the Ecstasy
November 21, 2010
Chanita's health scare shakes the women, except for Pilar. Later, Brittany and her boyfriend decide to have a lake cruise for the women to bond, instead a screaming match ensues with Pilar in the middle.
Passion for Fashion
4. Passion for Fashion
November 14, 2010
As Chanita prepares for her children's fashion show, there are signs that she may be pregnant. Things get out of control when she has a blowout with her fellow designer and then takes Pilar's advice. All the fighting stops when she is suddenly rushed to the hospital.
He Could Go All the Way
3. He Could Go All the Way
November 7, 2010
Pilar attempts to be nice to the women by inviting them to the boot camp workout she teaches, but once again the activity turns into a battle of Pilar vs. Everyone. Meanwhile, the wives struggle with the absence of their husbands as they go to training camp.
Dog Walkers and Smack Talkers
2. Dog Walkers and Smack Talkers
October 31, 2010
Chanita and her husband, George, wait to see if he is invited for the "big show," which Chanita knows comes with a price.
Pilot- God, the Devil, and Dallas
1. Pilot- God, the Devil, and Dallas
October 24, 2010
This series goes inside the real-life locker room of the spouses of some of the biggest and best NFL players in the game.
Sneak Peek
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Where to Watch Football Wives
Football Wives is available for streaming on the VH1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Football Wives on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 24, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (216)