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Army Wives

Genres: Drama

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Description

Army Wives is an American television drama series created by Katherine Fugate about a woman who marries a soldier and moves her family onto a US Army post, where she becomes friends with other women and men whose spouses are in the Army.

The series aired in the USA on Lifetime from 3 June, 2007 to 9 June, 2013. There are 117 hour-long episodes in seven seasons.

Army Wives originally premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Monday 2 June 2008, at 19h30. It began simulcasting on DStv's M-Net HD channel from the second season and later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel. It became exclusive to M-Net Series in Season 6 and in Season 7 was moved to M-Net Series Showcase (simulcast in HD). The final season also aired on M-Net Series Zone.

See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 7 premiered on M-Net Series Zone on Wednesday 13 November 2013, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast in a double bill weekly. There are 13 episodes in the seventh and final season.

Synopsis

Army Wives is an unflinching portrayal of the lives of four women and one man married to career members of the armed forces.

On a South Carolina military base, far from family and old friends, the five turn to each other for emotional support, companionship and advice, as their loved ones tackle the dangerous business of defending the country.

Elegant, educated Claudia Joy serves as den mother to a disparate group that includes Roxy, a raucous, fun-loving bartender; Denise, who is hiding a secret that could destroy her family; Pamela, a surrogate mother trying to solve a financial crisis; and Roland, a psychiatrist whose most important patient is his PTSD-afflicted wife.

Bound together by pressures familiar to many military spouses, they build a bond that sustains them through sacrifice, loneliness and unforgiving conventions of Army life.

The series films in Charleston, South Carolina and stars Kim Delaney (Claudia Joy Holden), Sally Pressman (Roxy LeBlanc), Brigid Brannagh (Pamela Moran), Brian McNamara (Michael Holden), Sterling K. Brown (Roland Burton), Wendy Davis (Joan Burton), Drew Fuller (Trevor LeBlanc), Terry Serpico (Frank Sherwood), Katelyn Pippy (Emmalin Holden) and Catherine Bell (Denise Sherwood).

The series is based on the book Army Wives by Tanya Biank, who serves as a show consultant.

Seasons

Note: only the first five seasons aired on M-Net, after which the show was moved permanently to M-Net Series. Season 5 did not air on M-Net Series (it was replaced by Season 3 of Glee in January 2012). The show moved again to M-Net Series Showcase (simulcast in HD) for Season 7. The first six seasons did not air on M-Net Series Zone.

Season 1 (13 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 2 Jun 2008 | Finale: 25 Aug 2008 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 8 Jun 2008 | Finale: 31 Aug 2008 | Sundays, 18h00

Season 2 (19 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 1 Sep 2008 | Finale: 5 Jan 2009 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 1 Sep 2008 | Finale: 5 Jan 2009 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 7 Sep 2008 | Finale: 11 Jan 2009 | Sundays, 18h00

Season 3 (18 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 6 Jul 2009 | Finale: 2 Nov 2009 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 6 Jul 2009 | Finale: 2 Nov 2009 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 12 Jul 2009 | Finale: 8 Nov 2009 | Sundays, 17h00

Season 4 (18 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 12 Jul 2010 | Finale: 8 Nov 2010 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 12 Jul 2010 | Finale: 8 Nov 2010 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 5 Dec 2010 | Finale: 3 Apr 2011 | Sundays, 17h30

Season 5 (13 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 17 Oct 2011 | Finale: 9 Jan 2012 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 17 Oct 2011 | Finale: 9 Jan 2012 | Mondays, 19h30

Season 6 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 2 Jul 2012 | Finale: 3 Dec 2012 | Mondays, 19h30

Season 7 (13 episodes)

Channel: M-Net Series Showcase | Premiere: 11 Jul 2013 | Finale: 3 Oct 2013 | Thu, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series Zone | Premiere: 13 Nov 2013 | Finale: 25 Dec 2013 | Wed, 20h30


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