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[08/21/15 - 02:11 PM]
"The Astronaut Wives Club" Grows Its 8pm Hour by More Than 20% During Its Run
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 20.

[08/14/15 - 08:29 AM]
"The Astronaut Wives Club" Grows to Its Biggest Audience Since Its Debut
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 13.

[07/24/15 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Grows 14% to Earn a New Season High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 23.

[07/17/15 - 08:29 AM]
"The Astronaut Wives Club" Grows to Its Best Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Numbers Since its Debut
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 16.

[07/13/15 - 09:36 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Astronaut Wives Club" and "Mistresses" Increase Playback Gains in Their Second Weeks
ABC further spins the numbers for week of June 22-28.

[07/10/15 - 09:06 AM]
"The Astronaut Wives Club" Matches Its Best Adult 18-49 Rating Since Its Debut
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 9.

[07/03/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Astronaut Wives Club" Improves Its Hour - "Rookie Blue" Holds 100% of Its Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 2.

[06/30/15 - 09:20 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club" Increases Playback Growth to 50% in Week 2
ABC further spins the numbers for Thursday, June 25.

[06/26/15 - 10:19 AM]
Thursday's Premiere of "Big Brother" Is the Night's #1 Broadcast in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 aAnd Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, June 25.

[06/26/15 - 08:41 AM]
"The Astronaut Wives Club" Improves Its Hour by Double-Digits Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 25.

[06/19/15 - 08:35 AM]
"The Astronaut Wives Club" Builds During Its Debut Telecast to Deliver ABC's Top Summertime Rating in the Time Slot Since August 2013 in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 18.

[04/20/15 - 07:02 AM]
"The Astronaut Wives Club" to Premiere on ABC Thursday, June 18
A new television drama series based on the book by Lily Koppel, focuses on seven women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history.

[11/25/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 25
Updates include: Parminder Nagra, Jessalyn Gilsig bound for USA's "Evil Men"; Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon eye potential limited series; and Regina King cast in FX's "Pariah."

[10/13/14 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 13
Updates include: Evan Handler, Wilson Bethel join ABC's "Astronaut Wives Club"; Monica Potter to star in comedy pilot for NBC; and "Monster-in-Law" adaptation in the works at FOX.

[09/30/14 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 30
Updates include: Yvonne Strahovski boards ABC's "The Astronauts Wives Club"; Kevin Biegel, Mike Royce to bring feature "Big" to small screen at FOX; and Yvette Nicole Brown is departing "Community."

[08/13/14 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 13
Updates include: Lone Scherfig steps in to helm ABC's "Astronaut Wives Club"; Carla Gugino to recur on HBO's "The Brink"; and Thandie Newton snags role on HBO's "Westworld."

[04/29/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 29
Updates include: Kenneth Mitchell joins "Astronauts Wives Club" at ABC; John Singleton brings "Snowfall" to Showtime; and Naya Rivera to be written out of "Glee's" season finale.

[04/25/14 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 25
Updates include: Joel Johnstone latest to join ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club"; David Franzoni brings "Nazareth" to FOX; and Mimi Kennedy upped to regular on CBS's "Mom."

[04/17/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 17
Updates include: FOX to shutter its "Animation Domination HD" block; Bret Harrison, Aaron McCusker cast in ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club"; and Stephen Lang to recur on WGN America's "Salem."

[04/14/14 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 14
Updates include: Dominique McElligott boards "The Astronaut Wives Club" at ABC; WGN America eyes "Scalped" adaptation; and new quartet bound for Cinemax's "Banshee."

[04/02/14 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 2
Updates include: ABC bumps summer drama "The Astronaut Wives Club" to midseason; "Sam & Cat" put on "permanent hiatus" a few episodes early; and Jill Blotevogel to pen MTV's "Scream."

[04/01/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 1
Updates include: Cory Michael Smith to play Edward Nygma in FOX's "Gotham"; Erin Cummings boards "The Astronaut Wives Club" at ABC; and three syndicated series get the axe.

[03/24/14 - 12:00 PM]
ABC Announces Its 2014 Summer Schedule
Returning series include "The Bachelorette," "Motive," "Extreme Weight Loss," ""Mistresses," "Wipeout" and "Rookie Blue."

[03/19/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 19
Updates include: Sony Pictures Television to revive "Powers" for PlayStation Network; Maggie Q to lead Kevin Williamson's drama at CBS; and Sharon Gless joins ABC's "Saint Francis."

[03/14/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 14
Updates include: Anthony LaPaglia to lead "Red Zone" at CBS; Josh Lucas joins NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura"; and Melissa George lands lead on Richard LaGravenese's ABC pilot.

[03/12/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 12
Updates include: Rose McIver to lead "iZOMBIE" at The CW; Scott Cohen joins "Coercion" at NBC; and Morgan Taylor Campbell to round out the cast of ABC's "Sea of Fire."

[03/05/14 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 5
Updates include: Patricia Arquette to lead latest "CSI" spin-off at CBS; Diogo Morgado cast in The CW's "The Messengers"; and Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Hutton board ABC's "American Crime."

[02/24/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 24
Updates include: Tim Daly marries "Madam Secretary" at CBS; FOX gives off-cycle pilot order to "Home"; and Lily Rabe nabs female lead on ABC's "The Visitors."

[02/11/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 11
Updates include: MTV's "Eye Candy," HBO's "The Brink" get series orders; Greta Gerwig to topline "How I Met Your Dad" at CBS; and JoAnna Garcia Swisher is the first to board ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club."

[02/05/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 5
Updates include: ABC extends "The Astronaut Wives Club" order to 10 episodes; CBS adds two more drama pilots to its roster; and Erinn Hayes, June Diane Raphael set as "The Mason Twins" at NBC.

[01/24/14 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 24
Updates include: ABC gives green light to four drama pilots; NBC does the same with two multi-camera comedies; and trio boards "The Comedians" at FX.

[10/16/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 16
Updates include: "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife" get additional scripts from ABC; NBC to revive zombie pilot "Babylon Fields"; and America Ferrera books "Damascus" at CBS.







ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/18/15 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 8/20/15; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) "The Astronaut Wives Club" - A new television drama series based on the book by Lily Koppel, focuses on seven women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed, seemingly overnight, from military spouses to American royalty. As their celebrity rose, and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together. "The Astronaut Wives Club" premieres THURSDAY, JUNE 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "The Astronaut Wives Club" stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom; Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter; Dominique McElligott as Louise Shepard; Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper; Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton; Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn; Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra; Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepard; Bret Harrison as Gordo Cooper; Wilson Bethel as Scott Carpenter; Kenneth Mitchell as Deke Slayton; Joel Johnstone as Gus Grissom; Sam Reid as John Glenn and Aaron McCusker as Wally Schirra. The first episode was directed by Lone Scherfig, director of the Academy Award(R)-nominated film "An Education."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron McCusker as Wally Schirra
· Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn
· Bret Harrison as Gordon "Gordo" Cooper
· Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepherd
· Dominique McElligott as Louise Shepard
· Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton
· Evan Handler as Duncan "Dunk" Pringle
· JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom
· Joel Johnstone as Gus Grissom
· Kenneth Mitchell as Deke Slayton
· Matt Lanter as Ed White
· Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper
· Wilson Bethel as Scott Carpenter
· Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter
· Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra
CREW INFORMATION:
· Janice Williams as EP
· Josh Schwartz as EP
· Len Goldstein as EP
· Lily Koppel as BOOK
· Lone Scherfig as DIR (Pilot)
· Michael London as EP
· Stephanie Savage as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Fake Empire
· Groundswell Productions