Army Wives by Fred Norris/Lifetime Army Wives by Fred Norris/Lifetime

Thanks in part (I have to believe) to's video Q&A with Catherine Bell and her miles upon miles of telegenic gams, Army Wives returned to an audience of 4.5 million total viewers on Sunday night, making it the highest-rated original drama series telecast in Lifetime's 24-year history. What's more, versus the Season 1 premiere, it represented a 67 percent increase in the women 18-49 demo.

What's your take? Does Army Wives in some ways mark the "official" arrival of quality summer TV? - Matt Mitovich
" Video Q&A: Catherine Bell Teases Army Wives' Season 2