Army Wives: The Complete First Season is now available!
17 july 2008
Army Wives: an empowering interview with creator Katherine Fugate
An Army wife talks Army Wives
I’m a 20-year Army wife veteran, and if there’s a critic out there who can nitpick "Army Wives," a series about military spouses apart, it is me. You can imagine the surprise after sitting down with Katherine Fugate for an interview to find she has it just about right. click here to read more ...
11 july 2008
'Army Wives' enlisted for 3rd season
18 episodes to air in 2009
Lifetime is already enlisting a third season for "Army Wives," which has earned its stripes as the top-rated cable series among young women. click here to read more ...
10 july 2008
Marsha Mason to guest on Army Wives
Kim Delaney is not Quinn Cummings, but the actresses share one thing in common: Marsha Mason as a mom, on screen that is. Army Wives has cast Marsha Mason, Oscar-nominated actress for The Goodbye Girl, as Claudia Joy Holden's mom. She will be appearing on at least two episodes this season, visiting Fort Marshall and her daughter, the general's wife. click here to read more ...
20 june 2008
"Army Wives" is featured in next week's TV Guide (23-29) on sale now. The reporter visited the set and interviewed cast members, Katherine Fugate and Military advisor Capt. Wayne Capps.
15 june 2008
Sally Pressman (Roxy) on BlogTalkRadio
Sally Pressman (Roxy from Army Wives) will be on Navy Wife Radio on 6/17/08 at 9pm: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/navywifera ... Wife-Radio
10 june 2008
Army Wives season 2 premiere breaks records (again!) at Lifetime!
Audiences salute 'Army Wives'
Season premiere sets new high for Lifetime
By Rick Kissell, John Dempsey
Lifetime broke all of its series-episode records Sunday night when the second season of "Army Wives" kicked off with 4.5 million viewers.
Airing in the 10 o'clock hour, the second-season premiere of "Army Wives" beat the first-season kickoff last June by substantial double-digit percentages in total viewers and in all of the key adult-women demos, according to preliminary Nielsen figures. click here to read more ...
katherine was interviewed by Hot Moms Club about her journey, her spirit, Army Wives, and motherhood. read the interview here.
04 june 2008
MilitarySpouse.com - "Army Wives" is Back This Sunday
Show creator, Katherine Fugate talks about the second season.
In a rare opportunity, Military Spouse caught up with screenwriter Katherine Fugate, creator and executive producer of the hit television drama series “Army Wives” (Lifetime). The show’s second season is back, this Sunday, June 8, on Lifetime at 10 PM ET/PT. Fugate is busy preparing for this weekend’s premiere and generously took time to answer a few of our questions about the show, how they “keep it real” and what to expect this season. click here to read more ...
NY Daily News - 'Army Wives' drills deep for drama
BY CRISTINA KINON
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, June 4th 2008
"Army Wives" star Sally Pressman, who plays military base newbie Roxy, says fans should prepare themselves for a roller-coaster ride of emotions straight out of the gate this season.
"Get ready for an incredibly emotional premiere," Pressman told the Daily News. "And as far as the rest of the season, I think all the characters are going to experience a lot of growth, but with Roxy, it's tenfold. We're going to see her settle into life on the post, have her husband deployed for the first time, and have him return." click here to read more ...
McCain, Obama Spots in ‘Army Wives’ Support Military Families
By Julieanne Smolinski
Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama have taped on-air spots for Lifetime Television Network to honor the service of American military families.
The 30-second messages are set to begin airing June 4 and will run until the June 8 premiere of the channel’s “Army Wives” at 10 p.m. The drama, which focuses on the travails of the spouses of deployed U.S. military men and women, is the highest-rated series in the cable channel’s history. click here to read more ...
USA Today - 'Army Wives' brings home a female perspective to war
By Gary Strauss, USA TODAY
Hollywood efforts showcasing the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts mostly have failed to muster viewers. But Lifetime's Army Wives, starting a second season Sunday (10 ET/PT), marches to a different tune.
The drama quickly became Lifetime's highest rated series when it premiered in June 2007, averaging 3.7 million its freshman season and topping basic-cable ratings charts among women. click here to read more ...
Review of Army Wives Season 2 in People Magazine
02 june 2008
the lovely Catherine Bell appeared on Regis & Kelly this morning to remind us that Army Wives returns this sunday, june 8th at 10pm et/pt on Lifetime!
'Army Wives' Embarks on Second Tour of Duty
By JANICE RHOSHALLE LITTLEJOHN, For The Associated Press --
It's been called "Desperate Housewives" on an Army base. Lifetime just calls it the network's signature hit.
As the highest-rated series in the channel's 24-year history, "Army Wives" premiered strong last summer with 3.5 million viewers and it continued to attract solid ratings throughout its run, becoming the signature drama the network had been hoping for. click here to read more
8 april 2008
Army Wives receives Department of Defense support
'Army Wives' films on Charleston
by Airman 1st Class Melissa White, 437th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
4/8/2008 - CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFPN) -- Charleston Air Force Base officials hosted the first Department of Defense-supported filming of the Lifetime Television show "Army Wives" April 7 at the base exchange here.
Charleston members have been working with the production company since the beginning of December on this event and since then, the script for the episode has gone through the Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office and then to DOD officials for final approval April 2. Click here to read more.
17 march 2008
Army Wives Season One to be released on DVD
3-DVD set of Lifetime's series arrives June 10, 2008.
(click image for press release and DVD details)
AWRT Announces Gracie Award Winners
American Women in Radio & Television to Hold Ceremony May 28 at Marriott Marquis in New York
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/20/2008 12:56:00 PM American Women in Radio & Television announced the 2008 winners of the annual Gracie Awards, which recognize exemplary programming created by, produced for and about women, as well as individuals who have contributed to the industry. 2008 Gracie Awards
This year’s winners include Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, Saving Grace’s Holly Hunter, American Idol’s Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Heroes’ Ali Larter, Today’s Hoda Kotb, Harpo Radio’s Dr. Maya Angelou, CBS News’ Nancy Giles, CNN’s Heroes: An All Star Tribute, Lifetime Television’s Army Wives, Oxygen’s Who Cares About the Girls, CNBC’s The Suze Orman Show, WE tv’s Wedding Central and MTV’s Half of Us Special.
“The strength and diversity of this year’s Gracie Award winners is a testament to the vital presence of women in the industry,” said 2007-08 AWRT chair Mary Bennett, executive vice president, marketing division of the Radio Advertising Bureau, in a statement. “We are honored to shine a spotlight on them.”
The Gracie Awards will be held May 28 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, and will be hosted by E! Entertainment Television’s Giuliana Rancic.
Article on season 2 from afterellen.com
Season 2 article on tvsquad.com
Article about Gracie awards from multichannel.com
Great article army wives fan / cast member article
9 november 2007
The Post and Courier: 'Army Wives' AWOL
Writers strike brings halt to production of popular Lifetime cable show set and filmed in Charleston
The show must go on, but it can't without a script.
The dispute between Writers Guild of America members and the networks and studios that employ them is being felt within the Charleston film industry. click here to read more ...
29 august 2007
Reuters: 'Army Wives' wraps first season on strong note
The season finale of "Army Wives" averaged 4.1 million total viewers at 10 p.m. Sunday, marking the rookie drama series' most-watched first-run telecast ever, according to Nielsen Media Research.
"Wives," an ensemble drama whose cast includes Catherine Bell and Kim Delaney, debuted June 3 with 3.7 million viewers, Lifetime's best series premiere in its 23-year history.
"Wives" also stands as Lifetime's most-watched original scripted drama series ever in total viewers -- averaging 3.7 million during its first season. It's also basic cable's No. 1 drama among women 18-34.
"Wives" returns for its second season in the spring.
28 august 2007
"Army Wives" Breaks Records For Network
New York, NY (CNS) - Lifetime Television's original series telecast, "Army Wives," became the most watched drama in the network's 23-year history, drawing 4.1 million viewers on its final episode August 26. click here to read more
19 august 2007
Daily Press: 'Army Wives': Behind the show are very real stories
The author of the book that led to the TV show hopes readers gain a better understanding of military families.
There's more to the lives of Army wives than glittering up welcome home signs and tying yellow ribbons on the posts of their front porch.
They're interesting, dynamic women who are complicated and come to the Army with their own histories. click here to read more
9 august 2007
Barbara Eden on Entertainment Tonight to promote her appearance on Army Wives:
View on YouTube here.
(thanks to Julie for the clip and Mary D for the link)
5 august 2007
After other military shows that focused almost exclusively on the soldiers, it's cool to have one about the women.
"Army Wives," about a group of women who live on base and whose husbands are in the military, airs Sunday nights on Lifetime.
It's the highest-rated show in the network's history. Maybe the timing is right with all of the deployments to the Middle East or maybe people like watching something that's supposed to be about them. Or maybe it's just the drama. click here to read more ...
22 july 2007
The Fayetteville Observer: Meet the 'Army Wives' extras
When Veronica Kirby was watching an episode of Lifetime’s “Army Wives” recently, it dawned on her what the show needed: some real Army wives. click here to read more ..
12 july 2007
The Hollywood Reporter: Lifetime salutes more 'Wives'
Lifetime Television has greenlighted a second season of its hit drama "Army Wives."
The network has ordered 13 episodes of the series, from the Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios, for Season 2, which will premiere in the spring. click here to read more ...
TIME Magazine: The War at Home
Lifetime may be your one-stop network when it comes to women-in-peril movies and Golden Girls reruns, but it's not the first media outlet that comes to mind when you think of geopolitics. So it's a bit surprising that the first hit drama to regularly deal with the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is not 24 (which pits Jack Bauer against our mortal enemies in ... China) or The Unit (which has its special forces spending most of their time in such not-as-hot spots as ex-Soviet Georgia) but Army Wives. click here to read more ...
28 june 2007
New York Times: Watching Army Wives Watching ‘Army Wives’
FORT DRUM, N.Y. — Poor Denise Sherwood. Her nasty son smacks her around. And she just learned that the Blackhawk helicopter carrying her husband, Maj. Frank Sherwood, was shot down in Iraq. So maybe the real Army wives at this post near Syracuse, watching Denise on TV in the hit Lifetime drama, “Army Wives,” would show her some love, or at least cut her some slack? click here to read more ...
26 june 2007
TV Guide News Report: Barbara Eden to Appear on Army Wives
On Army Wives, Barbara Eden will once again be married to a man in uniform. As first reported in the Ausiello Report vodcast, the I Dream of Jeannie star will play Victoria Grayson on the Aug. 12 episode. click here to read more ...
19 june 2007
Media Musings: 'Army Wives' worth the commitment
The Capital Times - Jane Burns — 6/19/2007
I have this friend who shall remain nameless for obvious reasons.
She followed her Army husband when he was posted overseas because that's what good wives do and an international adventure sounded fun.
It didn't take, she never felt she fit in, and she tried to find things off the post that piqued her interest. Then, when she got her birth control prescription refilled and suddenly every wife on the post confronted her wondering why she didn't want children, she gave up and was on the first plane back to the States.
I think of that friend when I watch Lifetime's new hit show, "Army Wives."
Yes, the words "hit show" and "Lifetime" correctly appear together in a sentence. Three weeks after its pilot, "Army Wives" has become the highest-debuting show in the cable network's 23-year history. And while viewership of 3.5 million people doesn't sound that fabulous in today's splintered TV market, it's more than nearly all of the NHL playoff games could claim. click here to read more ...
18 june 2007
Lifetime Television's Smash Hit 'Army Wives' Shatters Record-Breaking Premiere in Third Week With 3.1 Household Rating - Streams of Series on LifetimeTV.com Rose 59% Week-to-Week -
NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to break industry records, Lifetime Television's new smash hit "Army Wives" is the only first-year original major cable network drama in five years* to post a ratings increase in its third episode versus its premiere. In its third week, the critically acclaimed series posted a 3.1 household rating, marking a jump of seven percent (vs. 2.9 in premiere) during the Sunday, June 17, 10PM (ET/PT) telecast. click here to read more ...
13 june 2007
The women of Army Wives and Fight Girls - The strong, not-so-silent types
When you’re a female-centric network like Lifetime, coming up with fresh plot twists for strong women is your particular challenge. How about giving birth to twins on a pool table in a bar, aided only by a few friends? This happened at the end of the first episode of the new hourlong series Army Wives, a tightly woven, watchable melodrama that connects an eclectic but friendly bunch of women through maybe the only thing they could possibly have in common: being married to the military. click here to read more ...
11 june 2007
Tony Who? LIFETIME Television's Hit Drama Series 'Army Wives' Matches Record-Breaking Premiere in Its Second Episode
NEW YORK, June 11 PRNewswire — While no one in America is really sure who got whacked during the series finale of "The Sopranos," it is clear that Lifetime has a new hit original series, "Army Wives." The critically acclaimed and most-watched series premiere in Lifetime's 23 year history held across key ratings in its second week. "Army Wives" delivered a 2.9 household rating, even with the premiere, and again scored a 2.1 rating among W18-49, bucking the industry trend of second week drop offs with 100% ratings retention. click here to read more ...
'Army Wives' Retains Audience in Second Week - Lifetime Series Prospers Despite Sopranos’ Finale
Multichannel News — On the night of The Sopranos’ finale, Lifetime Television did some whacking of its own.
Gunning down the traditional second-week ratings-drop-off trend among new series, Lifetime's June 10 episode of Army Wives matched the network-record-setting 2.9 household rating the series garnered during its premiere one week prior. click here to read more ...
6 june 2007
Variety: 'Army Wives' premiere a ratings hit
"Army Wives" conquered the Nielsen ratings on Sunday, scoring 3.5 million viewers and becoming the most-watched series premiere in Lifetime's 23-year history. click here to read more ...
2 june 2007
New York Post Review: Sob Story - Soapy 'ARMY WIVES': Three-Hanky Weeper
FINALLY, a soap to sink your teeth into - if you wanted to ever, say, bite into soap that is.
Lifetime's terrific new, sexy, smart, compelling series, "Army Wives," is the best new sobber to come along in longer than I care to even remember. click here to read more ...
Los Angeles Times Review: Bonding as 'Army Wives'
Set on a Charleston, S.C., Army post, Lifetime's rather good new series "Army Wives" bears a passing resemblance to the home-front half of the CBS series "The Unit." But that is a boy's show, a military fantasy thriller closer in spirit to "JAG" than to "Army Wives," with its war-strained but fundamentally domestic, familial concerns — a girl's show, to put it in outmoded and stereotypical and yet obviously the intended terms. Strong enough for a man but made for a woman. click here to read more ... (free registration required to view article)
Los Angeles Times: Weepy retreads? Not in this Lifetime, network hopes
So Lifetime is hoping to jettison its image as the purveyor of colorless programming this summer by launching a trio of new dramas, starting Sunday with "Army Wives."
From executive producer Mark Gordon ("Grey's Anatomy"), the series examines the lives of five military spouses at an Army base, their complicated relationships and the intricate code that governs their lives. click here to read more ... (free registration required to view article)
Review by Jackie K. Cooper:
The Lifetime Channel has hit a gold mine of entertainment with its new series "Army Wives." This show about the spouses of modern day Army men and women is full to the brim with interesting and intriguing characters. Kim Delaney and Brian McNamara head the cast of this totally enjoyable series. So plan to spend your Sunday nights at ten in front of your TV sets watching the sexy and dramatic series "Army Wives." click here to read more ...
USA Today: 'Army Wives' reports for duty Sunday
Lifetime hopes its new series Army Wives (Sunday, 10 ET/PT) passes muster.
Wives, based on Tanya Biank's Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives, is an ensemble drama featuring former NYPD Blue Emmy winner Kim Delaney and JAG's Catherine Bell as officers' spouses dealing with problems at home and deployments overseas. click here to read more ...
Boston Herald: Drama ‘Army Wives’ serves viewers well
A soap set on a military base in today’s political climate would seem like the most reckless thing a network could program - next to Oxygen’s “Bad Girls,” of course - yet Lifetime’s “Army Wives” proves to be an engrossing look at the sacrifices families make for this country. click here to read more ...
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: On TV: 'Army' or 'Footballers'? TV wives comes in all styles
It's odd that Lifetime Television, the network for women, has taken more than two decades to find a group of characters like the "Army Wives" women.
"Army Wives" is evidence of the channel's good shopping sense as opposed to production savvy. It comes from ABC Television Studios, a place that has been feeling its ovaries during the past couple of seasons and, unlike past Lifetime series, it doesn't drown you in estrogen. click here to read more ...
TV Guide Interview: Kim Delaney Hides Some Sexy Secrets on Army Wives
After several years of being in the press more for her drinking problems than her acting prowess, Kim Delaney is back on track, looking and feeling terrific. The former NYPD Blue and CSI: Miami fan favorite recently had a strong two-part role on Law & Order: SVU as a dangerously obsessed cop, and she starts a new Lifetime series, Army Wives, on June 3 (Sundays at 10 pm/ET), costarring JAG's Catherine Bell, Sally Pressman (Shark) and Wendy Davis (Commander in Chief), among others. She talked to us via phone from Charleston, South Carolina, where the show about military spouses is filming. click here to read interview ...
may 31 2007
Kim Delaney will be an in-studio guest on GOOD MORNING AMERICA tomorrow, Friday, June 1 to discuss the Lifetime Original series “Army Wives.”
The segment will also feature clips from the series.
GOOD MORNING AMERICA airs weekdays 7:00 – 9:00am on ABC, Channel 7 in New York and Los Angeles.
may 30 2007
Army Wives article in The Hollywood Reporter:
"The show succeeds on a number of levels and builds on a well-crafted premise pilot. Katherine Fugate's script creates many well-drawn characters, particularly Kim Delaney's Claudia Joy Holden, the most senior member of the group, and Sally Pressman's Roxy LeBlanc, the free-spirited newcomer, newly married after a whirlwind courtship." click here to read more ...
may 25 2007
more Army Wives press
Grey's' producers enlist in the military with 'Army Wives'
"As the big network dramas settle into reruns, cable shows are ready to move in.
Meet Army Wives, opening June 3 on Lifetime. It's from the Grey's Anatomy producers with similar elements - big cast, tense work, humor and a chain of command." click here to read more ...
Entertainment Weekly 06.03.07