08/31/2007 at 09:10 AM EDT
is going to give American TV another shot.
Although her July NBC reality special Victoria Beckham: Coming to America
failed to set the Nielsen ratings afire – commanding less than 5 million viewers – Mrs. David Beckham
will join proven winner Ugly Betty
this season in a role she was born to play: herself.
ABC has announced that "Posh Spice," 33, will appear as a celebrity bridesmaid at the wedding of Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) and publisher Bradford Meade (Alan Dale) in an episode slated for the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 27.
This promises to be an active autumn for Beckham, who has already launched her own dVb fashion label and line of fragrances. In December, she and her old gang will regroup for a two-month, 11-show Spice Girls
reunion world tour that includes concerts in New York City and Las Vegas.
Slightly less busy, however, is David Beckham, 32, who will be off the soccer field for about six weeks, it was announced Thursday. A sprained ligament
in his knee is to blame.