Shortly after wife Victoria's show tanks, the soccer star takes to the airwaves

By Pete Norman
July 19, 2007 11:30 AM

Hot on the stiletto heels of wife Victoria Beckham‘s NBC special, David Beckham is about to get his own TV show.

The 13-part weekly reality series David Beckham’s Soccer USA, from American Idol producer Simon Fuller, will premiere next Wednesday on the FOX Soccer Channel.

“David Beckham’s arrival is a tremendous milestone in U.S. soccer history,” said FOX rep David Sternberg. “[The series] will provide an insider’s look at his performance with the Los Angeles Galaxy.”

On Monday, only 5 million viewers tuned into Victoria Beckham: Coming to America, which put the show – originally conceived as a mini-series – in the ratings basement.

David also faces a big question mark with his highly anticipated Saturday debut for the Galaxy. His kick-off still looks in doubt due to a left ankle injury.

Still, the money is on Beckham to make some sort of appearance on Saturday, reports Britain’s The Times on Thursday.

“Everybody in Los Angeles and around the world wants to see him make his debut,” Galaxy president Alexi Lalas tells the paper’s Web site.