Kim Delaney courtesy Lifetime
NYPD Blue vet Kim Delaney commands attention as a smart and sexy colonels wife on Lifetimes Army Wives Sundays at 10 pmET We asked her to report on Season 2 Megan Walsh-Boyle TV Guide No sophomore slump for Army WivesKim Delaney Were beating ourselves [in the ratings] its crazy TV Guide What do you think is the shows appealDelaney I think its the writing and the characters With Claudia Joy theres this great love story between her and Michael even though theyve been married for years TV Guide What kind of reaction have you received from real military wives Delaney Amazing I run into so many military wives who are happy were showing their side [Theyre] unsung heroes TV Guide Season 2 opened with the death of Amanda that was quite a shockDelaney If youre going to end with a bomb you have to do something drastic [The writers] didnt want to tease the audience and not give them something But thats whats good ab
Catherine Bell by Fred Norris/Lifetime
Not many TV shows earn promotional shout-outs from both John McCain and Barack Obama But endorsing Army Wives A political no-brainer The hit Lifetime drama Sundays at 10 pmET after all depicts with sensitivity and soap-operatic flourish the lives of American military families The candidates high-profile tributes were the latest signs of success for the networks most popular show which scored record ratings for its second-season opener as well as an official thumbs-up from the US Department of DefenseThe upshot of that seal of approval permission to film inside an actual C-17 transport plane at Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina near the set used as the shows fictional Army post The DoD also provided a medical evacuation crew to reenact their duties nursing wounded soldiers We want to help the show portray the military not only in a good light but in a realistic light says Air Force public affairs officer Capt Wayne Capps The series als
Lifetime's Army Wives (Sundays at 10 pm/ET) doesn't take a stance on the war, but it's still making a big noise. Since its June 3 debut, the soap has smashed the female-friendly network's ratings records with almost four million viewers a week. It doesn't hurt that the show stars popular TV veterans Kim Delaney (NYPD Blue) and Catherine Bell (JAG) and that it's lustier than Lifetime's usual fare. But Army Wives also seems to be striking a chord with its depiction of military family life — a world full of rituals, duties and sacrifices unknown to most of America. "People keep coming up to me saying it's about time we see the female perspective on war," explains ex
Kim Delaney, Army Wives
After several years of being in the press more for her drinking problems than her acting prowess, Kim Delaney is back on track, looking and feeling terrific. The former NYPD Blue and CSI: Miami fan favorite recently had a strong two-part role on Law & Order: SVU as a dangerously obsessed cop, and she starts a new Lifetime series, Army Wives, on June 3 (Sundays at 10 pm/ET), costarring JAG's Catherine Bell,
On TV, it's the summer of the wife.
Barely had Desperate Housewives wrapped its third season than a sudden blitz began: USA Network's comic The Starter Wife (Thursdays, 9 pm/ET), ABC's insipid reality show Ex-Wives Club (Mondays, 9 pm/ET) and a fifth and final season of BBC America's campy Footballers Wive$ (starts Wednesday, 8 pm/ET).
Since Lifetime couldn't possibly sit this wave out, along comes Army Wives (premieres June 3 at 10 pm/ET), a sudsy home-front drama about military families set against a current backdrop of war and wrenching deployments. It fits this network's brand like a dress
Jason Priestley and Marisa Coughlan courtesy Lifetime
Today the veteran cabler gave advertisers a sneak peek at a slew of upcoming programming, including scripted series, reality shows and, of course, its legendary TV-movies. Future offerings include the one-hour dramas Chambermaid about an attorney fresh out of law school clerking for a powerful judge; Bailey Weggins, the adventures of a divorcee-cum-investigative reporter; Burnt Toast, based on the memoir by Desperate Housewives' star Teri Hatcher; an American incarnation of the Brit airline series Mile High; and Lovely and Talented about an all-female acting class. Original movies include a look at the House of Hilton and the presidential candidate Victoria Woodhull, who ran for office decades before women were granted suffrage. Well-titled reality offerings include How to Look Good Naked hosted by Queer Eye guy Carson Kressley; Judgment Day, America's Psychic Challenge and Going for Broke. Premiere dates for a trio of previously announced series were also revealed: Kim Delaney and ...
Melissa Anderson, 10.5: Apocalypse
If you thought NBC's 10.5 pushed the envelope when it came to heaping natural disaster upon natural disaster, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The new 10.5: Apocalypse (May 21 and 23 at 9 pm/ET) picks up immediately after the harrowing events of the original and continues the devastation, threatening to split the North American continent right down the middle if super-seismologist Kim Delaney and her team of FEMA heroes can't find a way to glue God's green earth back together. Playing first lady to "President" Beau Bridges in the sequel is Melissa Anderson, who has come a long way — 25 years, in fact — from her Little House on the Prairie days.
TNT's new slate of programming, announced on Tuesday, includes Saved, a character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; The Company, a six-hour series about the CIA, exec-produced by Ridley Scott; Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, an anthology series featuring the likes of William H. Macy, Kim Delaney and Steven Weber; and the sequel The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, again starring Noah Wyle. Also, the cabler is in development on Generations, a drama series exec-produced by Robert Redford.
Question: I read somewhere that NYPD Blue alum Kim Delaney was going to have a recurring role on ER this season. Is that true?
Answer: Apparently not, since David Zabel laughed in my ear when I mentioned it to him. "I never heard that one," he said. "I don't know anything about it, but I like Kim Delaney. I'm gonna see if she's available!"
Kim Delaney hasn't had the easiest life in recent years. She was arrested for DUI in 2002; her show Philly was axed; she was let go from CSI: Miami; and, last year, she checked into an Arizona rehab facility to treat an alcohol addiction. This week, the actress raised eyebrows once again...
On Wednesday, Delaney and Beau Bridges did a telephone conference call with reporters to plug NBC's four-hour miniseries 10.5, about a deadly earthquake hitting the West Coast. (It airs May 2 and 3 at 9 pm/ET.) Between answering questions, the actress punctuated the pauses with anxious remarks — seemingly unaware (or unconcerned) that reporters could hear everything she said. "Beau, how weird is this?" she was heard to complain. "Beau, are you going crazy? I gotta call you after this. I'm dying!"
Bridges and the Peacock publicist in charge of the call had to reassure Delaney she was "doing fine." She kept insisting Bridges phone her afte