Army Wives returns to Lifetime for a seventh season this Sunday. We sat down with stars Catherine Bell, a series regular since the start, and Kelli Williams, who is returning for her second season on the show, at a recent press event in LA. The ladies dished on the new characters coming in, changes their own characters will endure, and even the real army wives who have reached out to them. The series premiere of Army Wives is Sunday, March 10 at 9/8 Central.
A positive pregnancy test is enough for a lot of mamas-to-be to spread the news, but do they also feel obligated to share their means of conception? Without ever asking, 37 percent of LilSugar readers admitted to assuming a woman used artificial means when they learn she is expecting multiples. In the July/August cover story of Pregnancy magazine, Catherine Bell said:
We were totally trying. I conceived pretty much naturally. We wanted this to happen quickly. We used Clomid, which helps you with a little boost and the second month we tried, we got pregnant.
Do you feel inclined to disclose how you got pregnant?
I have been faithfully watching my Army Wives ever since the second season began over the summer. And now it's coming to a close, which bums me out because I actually think this season has been better than the first. It may sound cheesy, but I feel a little attached to these ladies, and I'll miss them when they're gone (I know, I know, so sappy).
If you've been watching lately, you know that Michael is being transferred to Brussels, upending the Holden family's life on post. Roland and Joan are adapting to parenthood together while Roxy and Trevor continue to attend Al-Anon and AA meetings, respectively. Over the season, Pamela has struggled with feeling safe while her husband is away and Denise, in the most intriguing storyline to me, is coming into her own as an individual and has found romance with one of her former patients.
The previews often make the episodes look intensely dramatic and the ones for tonight are no different, hinting at more heartbreak for the ladies. I don't doubt it since the season one finale left us with such a breathlessly tense cliffhanger. To check out the preview and some clips from tonight's show, read more
A while back, I told you that I was pleasantly surprised with Lifetime's "Army Wives," which follows a group of women living on a modern-day army base. I thought it was a clever and engaging show that should transcend Lifetime's "television for women" label, and my enjoyment of it has continued to grow with each new episode since its premiere.
Apparently, I'm not alone. Lifetime said this week that the show was still growing in ratings, posting better numbers in its third week than in its first. And so, to help out those viewers who might just be hearing the buzz, Lifetime is rerunning all three previously aired episodes of the show starting at 7 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, leading into a new episode at 10 p.m.
Of all of them, the first one — which features a memorable scene with a pool table — might be my favorite, but they're all worth checking out. To watch a preview video for the series, read more
With all the frenzied promotion for USA's miniseries "The Starter Wife," I didn't even notice that another spousal-themed TV show premiered just this week. And I'll admit it: When I first learned about "Army Wives," I rolled my eyes, thinking it would be another helping of goopy-sappy Lifetime programming. Having watched the pilot episode, however, I've completely changed my tune.
"Army Wives" is an ensemble drama that follows several women living on an army base in present day (which is to say, in war time). There's Claudia (Kim Delaney), the strong-headed wife of a high-ranking officer. Denise (Catherine Bell) has a stern but loving husband and a teenage son with an uncontrollable temper. Joan (Wendy Davis) is recently back from Afghanistan and is having trouble re-adjusting to her "normal" life with her supportive psychiatrist husband. Pamela (Brigid Brannagh) used to be a tough Boston cop, but gave up working at her husband's urging and became a full-time mom. At the heart of the show, however, is Roxy Leblanc (Sally Pressman), a spunky, funny mother of two who is new to the army lifestyle after recently marrying a soldier. To find out more specifically why I'm loving this show, though, read more