Victoria Beckham is far too posh to appear in any old reality series.
The former Spice Girl will commemorate her family's move to Hollywood by starring in a "real-life documentary" for NBC, her rep told E! News Tuesday, stressing the project was "not a reality show."
However, as far as NBC is concerned, "real-life documentary" and "reality show" are apparently one and the same, as the network failed to make a distinction between the two in a press release trumpeting the project.
NBC said Wednesday that it had ordered six, half-hour episodes of an as-yet untitled fly-on-the-wall series chronicling Beckham's relocation from Los Angeles to London. The show is scheduled to debut this summer.
Neither David Beckham nor the couple's children are expected to participate in the project.
"I am so excited to be making this show for NBC with Simon Fuller," Beckham said in a statement. "He has so much success around the world with his TV shows and the respect and trust of everybody he works with.
"This show is really something different, it's pushing the boundaries and I think it's going to surprise a lot of people."
While the Beckhams are superstars in Europe, they have yet to reach the same exalted status in the United States, a perception that NBC is hoping to change with the series.
"The series will give viewers a glimpse into what makes Victoria so popular and admired as one of the most glamorous women in the world," NBC President Kevin Reilly said Wednesday. "She makes news wherever she goes and our audience can now become insiders in this fascinating personal view of what being 'Posh' truly represents."
The terms of the TV deal were brokered by Beckham's manager, American Idol mastermind Simon Fuller, who will executive produce the show through 19 Entertainment.
"The Americans were falling over themselves to sign Victoria up for a TV show, but we had to choose the right deal for her," Fuller told London's Daily Mail recently. "NBC won out in the end, as they have really taken a shine to Vic's hilarious sense of humor and they want to capitalize on this."
According to British press reports, NBC shelled out somewhere in the neighborhood of $19.6 million for the privilege of putting Beckham on its airwaves. The network did not comment on financial terms of the deal.
Details of the series were still being finalized.
The Beckhams announced their impending move to Southern California last month, after David Beckham signed a five-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy, with endorsements and salary said to be worth $250 million. The soccer star kicks off his tenure with the MLS team in August.
Perhaps prepping for her relocation to this side of the pond, Beckham flew to Los Angeles last weekend for Sunday's Oscar festivities.
While she did not attend the awards ceremony itself, she was a guest at Elton John's annual bash, where she told reporters on the red carpet she was "very excited" to move to Los Angeles later this year.
"I'm looking for houses, I'm looking for schools, I've got lots of things that I'm trying to sort out right now," she said.
"I think it's a fantastic opportunity for David, for our children and for myself, too, so we're just very, very excited."