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Lifetime Television's Critically-Acclaimed Water Cooler Drama, 'Army Wives,' Ends Record-Setting First Season on Sunday, August 26 at 10pm (ET/PT)
The newcomer is the most watched series in the network's 23-year history.

[via press release from Lifetime]

Lifetime Television's Critically-Acclaimed Water Cooler Drama, 'Army Wives,' Ends Record-Setting First Season on Sunday, August 26 at 10pm (ET/PT)

Most Watched Series In Lifetime's 23-Year History

#1 Among All Cable Dramas In W18-49 And #1 Among Year's New Dramas In W18-49

"Army Wives" Averaging 3.6 Million Viewers

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 -- Lifetime Television's "Army Wives," whose powerful stories about the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women - and one man - on an active army post captured the imagination of the country and became the most watched series in the network's 23-year history, ends its record-setting first season on Sunday, August 26 at 10PM (ET/PT).

In the season finale of the critically-acclaimed series, which averages 3.6 million viewers while ranking #1 among all cable dramas in W18-34 and #1 among the year's new cable dramas in W18-49, Michael (Brian McNamara) believes that the post is under a terrorist threat. After putting the post on high alert, Michael orders the remaining troops, including Frank, Trevor and Chase, to deploy immediately. With their loved ones now off the post, Roland, Pamela, Denise, Roxy and Claudia Joy commiserate at the Hump Bar looking for solace, but soon find their lives may be in jeopardy.

Filmed on location in Charleston, South Carolina, "Army Wives" stars Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller and Catherine Bell.

Mark Gordon ("Grey's Anatomy," "Criminal Minds") and The Mark Gordon Company's President of Production, Deborah Spera ("Criminal Minds") serve as executive producers. Jeff Melvoin ("Alias") serves as executive producer and show runner. Katherine Fugate ("The Prince & Me") created the series and also serves as executive producer and writer. The series is based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank, who serves as a consultant. "Army Wives" is produced by ABC Studios.

LIFETIME is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. LIFETIME Television, LMN, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including LifetimeTV.com) are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

SOURCE Lifetime Networks

  [august 2007]  


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