TWO-HOUR SPECIAL "ARMY WIVES: A FINAL SALUTE" PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 16 TO CELEBRATE HISTORIC RUN OF HIT LIFETIME DRAMA
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 12, 2014) - After seven tours of duty, Lifetime celebrates the legacy of its longest-running series with the two-hour special, Army Wives: A Final Salute, premiering Sunday, March 16, at 9pm ET/PT. The retrospective provides a look back at the program with members of the cast and production team as they come together for a final heartfelt goodbye to Army Wives.
Army Wives: A Final Salute features interviews with original cast members, including Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Wendy Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Brian McNamara, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller and Jeremy Davidson, who reunite to offer exclusive insight in to the show and their characters. Executive producer Jeff Melvoin and author Tanya Biank, whose book the drama is based upon, also join in to reminisce about their experience on Army Wives. The special also features commentary from real-life military wives.
Army Wives followed the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. The series starred Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Wendy Davis, Brigid Brannagh, Kelli Williams, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Jeremy Davidson, Brooke Shields, Ashanti, Torrey DeVitto, Elle McLemore, Jesse McCartney, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller, Alyssa Diaz, J.J. Soria, Joshua Henry and Burgess Jenkins, among others. Army Wives was produced by ABC Studios, with Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin as executive producers. The series was created by Katherine Fugate and based on the book Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank, who served as a consultant.
Army Wives: A Final Salute is produced by HODDER.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. As a result of the network's aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, 2013 marked Lifetime's second straight year of growth among Total Viewers. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
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ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across broadcast and emerging digital platforms. The studio is the key content provider for the ABC Entertainment Group, having produced multiple seasons of hit series, including Scandal, Once Upon A Time, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Lost, Castle and Revenge; as well as Army Wives for Lifetime and Criminal Minds for CBS. These hit series have supplied the company's distribution pipelines worldwide with programming and related product lines. ABC Studios also produces the ABC summer series Mistresses; Perception on TNT, Cougar Town on TBS, Devious Maids on Lifetime, and Intelligence on CBS.
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