Army Wives Premiere

Army Wives is a new drama series from the makers of Greys Anatomy and starring NYPD Blue’s Kim Delaney and Jag’s Catherine Bell will premiere in the US in March 2007.

The show is about the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women and one man living with their spouses and families on an active army post and the pressures and traditions of the military on those who are left behind while their partners serve their country.

Filmed on location in Charleston, South Carolina, the series stars: Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”), Sally Pressman (“Shark”), Brigid Brannagh (“Over There”), Brian McNamara (“The O.C.”), Sterling K. Brown (“Starved”), Wendy Davis (“Commander in Chief”), Drew Fuller (“Charmed”) and Catherine Bell (“JAG”).

Mark Gordon (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds”) and Deborah Spera (“Criminal Minds”) are as executive producers.

The pilot, directed by Ben Younger (“Prime”), was written by Katherine Fugate (“The Prince & Me”), who created the series and also serves as executive producer.

The series is based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank.

In “Army Wives,” an unlikely tribe is formed when four women and one man create a bond based on one common theme: they all love a soldier who could die at any moment. Yet, they are all isolated by secrets that buck the armed forces system.

They include: Claudia Joy Holden (Delaney), strong and respected wife of Colonel Michael Holden (McNamara), who the other women admire; Denise Sherwood (Bell), a devoted homemaker to her Major husband and teenage son, who harbors a shocking secret; Pamela Moran (Brannagh), a former cop, now earning money as a surrogate, who must keep her secret or face blackballing by the other women in their tight knit community; Roxy LeBlanc (Pressman), a feisty woman from the wrong side of the tracks who marries a soldier, Trevor (Fuller), after only knowing him for a few days.

Now instantly living with her children on the post, she quickly experiences the politics of being housed in an ultra competitive environment. The “wives” also includes one husband, Roland Burton (Brown), who is trying to adapt to his Lieutenant Colonel wife’s (Davis) post-traumatic stress syndrome after her return from the war.

Executive Producer Mark Gordon said, “All of our shows are driven by characters that audiences fall in love with and look forward to immersing themselves in every week. Katherine Fugate has created a show that moves you to laugh, cry, and thoroughly entertain the audience.”

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  • rebel

    Please, please, please can somebody tell me when the second series of Army Wives is to be shown in the UK, as this is the best programme on tv at the moment and Iam devastated that series one has finished!!!!