Army Wives

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Vice-President’s wife lands TV role

The wife of American vice-President Joe Biden has landed a guest role on Army Wives. Jill Biden will appear as herself in the drama series which is pulling several real life Army wives to appear in guest roles.

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Ex-Survivor producer ordered back to Mexico

The ex-Survivor producer who is accused of killing his wife in Mexico has been ordered back to the country to face trial. The Mexican authorities have sent an extradition request for Bruce Beresford-Redman as he is the prime suspect for the murder.

10:30pm Thursday, June 17 on TV2

Denise (Catherine Bell) and Frank (Terry Serpico) face the aftermath of the gunshot that was fired in their home, in the new season premiere of Army Wives, which returns to TV2 tonight.

Trevor (Drew Fuller) and Roxy (Sally Pressman) celebrate the impending arrival of their new baby, but Roxy is hesitant to share the good news with the rest of the tribe. Pamela (Brigid Brannagh), in need of a break and still struggling in her marriage to Chase (Jeremy Davidson), unexpectedly takes the kids away for a vacation, and Claudia (Kim Delaney) learns that she has been nominated as a finalist for the Army Spouse of the Year.

Elsewhere, Roland (Sterling Brown) becomes distracted from work when he receives news of Joan’s (Wendy Davis) condition but steps up to help Denise and Frank through their difficult time.

After April’s gripping season finale, fans will be anxious to discover whether two of Fort Marshall’s finest have survived the shooting, as the heartstring-tugging drama returns for a new run.

“I can’t tell you [who lives],” executive producer Deborah Spera tells TV Guide USA, but promises that, “it’s going to be an exciting season – let’s just say that.”

Denise and Frank are in for an emotional ride from the outset, walking in after Jeremy, their guilt-ridden soldier son, fired a gun – presumably in an attempt to take his own life.

“Denise struggles to come to terms with what’s going on with Jeremy, and the impact it’s had on their family,” says Bell, who plays the distraught mother. The actress, however, is relishing the opportunity to get her teeth into the gripping storyline.

“As a mother, she could have never imagined she would find herself in a situation like this – it’s going to be a very interesting journey for her, filled with unexpected ups and downs.”

10:30pm Thursday, March 11 on TV2

Roxy (Sally Pressman) and Pamela (Brigid Brannagh) get a special glimpse into the lives of their predecessors, this week on Army Wives.

When Roxy and Pamela meet two older army wives, Elise (guest-star Lois Smith, True Blood) and Virginia (guest-star Barbara Barrier, The Six Wives Of Henry Lefay), in a nursing home, they are taken for a trip down memory lane to Fort Marshall during WWII.

Elise and Virginia share their stories and relive their experiences through flashbacks. Roxy and Pamela discover the parallel challenges that army wives have dealt with throughout the years, while also seeing how society has evolved culturally.

10:30pm Thursday, October 15 on TV2

Denise must deal with the fall-out of her affair, as the brand new season of Army Wives begins tonight, on TV2.

Following on directly from the last series, Emmalin (Katelyn Pippy) is still missing, desperate to avoid moving to Brussels with her parents. Everyone pulls together to search for her, and give their support to Claudia Joy (Kim Delaney) and Michael (Brian McNamara). Elsewhere, for Denise (Catherine Bell), the consequences of her affair have far-reaching and dire consequences.

Roxy, meanwhile, has her own challenges as she fights to keep the bar, and Frank (Terry Serpico) gets ready to lead a mission in Iraq, which could cause further hurt to Denise.

10:30pm Thursday, October 1 on TV2

Roxy (Sally Pressman) gets some tragic news about Betty (Patricia French) and the Holdens must make an important decision, this week on Army Wives.

When Michael (Brian McNamara) receives good news relating to his job, the decision he must make will have a greater impact on his family than he expected. Denise (Catherine Bell) and Frank (Terry Serpico) both continue to explore their separation, and Roxy’s mother Marda (guest-star Gigi Rice) pays her a visit.

Joan (Wendy Davis) and Roland (Sterling K Brown), meanwhile, face new challenges of balancing parenthood and their relationship when Joan returns to work after two months of maternity leave.

Thursday 9 July, 10.30pm

Army Wives continues with its explosive and compelling storylines as more drama unfolds for the army personal and their loved ones.

The Army Wives characters face all sorts of challenges trying to fit in, staying connected to their soldier spouses, and abiding by strict military traditions. The series brings us infidelity, family drama, sizzling romance, ruthless rivalries, shocking rumours and heartbreaking deployments. Expect even more excitement and surprises in tonight’s episode.

Betty learns that her cancer is advancing and decides to fulfil her life long dream of driving across country in a Ford Mustang. Increasingly nervous about becoming a father, Roland spends the day at the hospital’s baby ward getting advice from Denise. Rumours swirl about Denise’s friendship with Getti, when another nurse sees them together off post.

Thursday 4 June, 10.30pm

Tonight starts the brand new second season of hit drama, Army Wives, picking up from where the dramatic season one finale left off.

Following the aftermath of the bombing at the Hump Bar, the Army Wives struggle to put their lives back together. As the count rises of those people critically injured by the blast, Roxy awaits word about Trevor from his superiors.

With the news of Joan’s pregnancy, Roland and Joan re-evaluate their relationship, and Claudia Joy accompanies Amanda as she embarks on her freshman year at college, but did Amanda really make it through the blast?

Thursday 21 May, 10.30pm

Tonight sees the return of the popular series Army Wives to TV2 screens and we pick up from where we left off with the conclusion to the explosive first series.

We’re back on base following the diverse group of women and men living with their spouses and families on a US Army post, whilst American soldiers continue to fight on foreign soil.

Figurehead of the series Roxy Le Blanc is at the forefront of tonight’s episode after a fight breaks out at the Hump Bar where she works, which causes concern for husband Trevor. Meanwhile Joan and Roland’s relationship continues on its roller-coaster, as Roland doubts her sincerity due to her promotion. Watch as the struggles, dreams and friendships that ensue in this pressurised environment continue to compel us on screen

Thursday 19 June, 8.30pm

Life as an army spouse is never dull, especially for the four women and one man who are at the centre of this dramatic new TV2 series Army Wives, from Grey’s Anatomy executive producer Mark Gordon. Together they face all kinds of challenges from trying to fit in, staying connected with their solider spouses, to abiding by strict military traditions. They also form an unlikely alliance as they help one another through the unthinkable, and protect each other’s darkest secrets.

There’s Claudia Joy Holden (Kim Delaney, NPYD Blue), the strong and respected wife of a Colonel; Denise Sherwood (Catherine Bell, JAG) a devoted homemaker with a shocking secret; Pamela Moran (Brigid Brannagh, True Colors) a former cop, now earning money as a surrogate; Roxy LeBlanc (Sally Pressman) a feisty woman from the wrong side of the tracks who is new to army life; and Roland Burton (Sterling K Brown, Starved) who is trying to cope with his wife’s post-traumatic stress syndrome after her return from the war.
They may come from different places, but these characters create unbreakable bonds and know one thing is for sure – the army may have its code, but the wives definitely have their own.

Kim Delaney says the opportunity to work on Army Wives was too good to pass up: “I learned about the project from [producers] Mark Gordon and Deb Spera, and they gave me the book by Tanya Biank, Under the Sabres: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives. I loved it, and then I met with the writer/creator Katherine Fugate and it went on and on from there.”

Although Claudia Joy is different type of character from her role as the hard nosed cop Diane Russell on NYPD Blue, she says her character is just as challenging. While preparing for the role the first thing she did was read the insightful Tanya Biank book, talk with the author and with other army wives.

“We also have a technical advisor who’s on the set all the time. And then there is always someone at the airport sitting next to me, a military wife or someone in the service, or even at the coffee shop – you run into people everywhere who have stories and like to share them.”

Delaney says talking with real-life army wives made her realise how appreciative they are to have their side of the story shown. “They are kind of the unsung heroes. They love that their spouses get the attention that they do deserve, but they are also really grateful that we are showing their side too. They do a lot, and sometimes they go unnoticed.”

Don’t miss the two-hour season premiere of Army Wives – tonight at 8.30pm on TV2.