ABC Delays New Series ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB to Midseason 2014-15

ABC Delays New Series ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB to Midseason 2014-15

Deadline reports the new ABC series THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, originally scheduled to premire on July 24th, will now be pushed back to the 2014-15 midseason. According to the report, that the scheduling shift was based on "creative reasons". When the series makes it debut, it will include fictional characters based on the wives of the Gemini and Apollo astronauts, in addition to the wives of the Mercury astronauts.

Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life Magazine documented the astronauts' families, capturing the behind-the-scenes lives of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. As their celebrity rose and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together.

"The Astronaut Wives Club" stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom ; Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper; Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra; Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn; Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepherd.

Executive producers are Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Len Goldstein, Michael London, Janice Williams. The first episode will be directed by Nick Cassavetes. The series is produced by ABC Studios, Fake Empire and Groundswell.

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