The 3.6 million fans of Army Wives, which debuted last month, have made the drama the #1 show in Lifetime’s history. For this, the fans are being rewarded with a second season.
Lifetime just announced that it has ordered another 13 episodes of the hit drama for its second season to begin airing Spring 2008. I don’t know about other fans, but that’s a long time to wait for more Army Wives, but it’s good if it means we have more quality TV to watch over the summer when the pickings are slim.
Army Wives is a show about how spouses (there’s one husband) of members of the Army deal with being married to a soldier. From the producer’s of Grey’s Anatomy, the drama stars TV veterans Kim Delaney, Catherine Bell and Brigid Brannagh and features newcomer Sally Pressman.
While most real army wives will probably say that the series isn’t an accurate portrayal of life on post, Army Wives does have a sense of realism and is based on Tanya Biank’s book “Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives.”
If you haven’t had a chance to catch an episode of Army Wives, I highly recommend you do. I would’ve expected to find a drama of this quality on one of the networks so don’t let the fact that it’s on Lifetime prevent you from watching it. You can catch reruns during the week on Lifetime or online at Lifetime.com and new episodes on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. EST.