Starting this Sunday, June 24, "Army Wives" is back in full force and that includes a mini-marathon on June 25! Beginning at 4/3c Lifetime will be airing five Season 6 episode back-to-back. The episodes include: "After Action Report," "Fallout," "Blood Relative," "General Complications" and "Fatal Reaction."
"Army Wives" regularly airs on Sundays at 10/9c.
Are you going to watch the "Army Wives" mini-marathon?
Talk about life imitating art! "Dancing With the Stars" Season 13 champ and former Army soldier and wounded veteran J.R. Martinez is set to make an appearance on an August episode of Season 6. J.R. will play a physical therapist who works with wounded veterans, and he'll make his trip down to Charleston, South Carolina, to film his spot next month.
"Army Wives" comes back with all-new episodes starting June 24 at 10/9c.
Who else would you like to see guest star on "Army Wives" Season 6?
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Going crazy waiting for new episodes of "Army Wives" to start on June 24? Luckily, you won't have to wait until then to get your fill! Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) will be airing Season 6 episodes of "Army Wives" on Saturday nights starting June 9. The schedule is as follows:
June 9, starting at 6/5c: "Army Wives" Season 6 episodes 1-6
June 16, starting at 7/6c: "Army Wives" Season 6 episodes 7-11
June 23, starting at 10/9c: "Army Wives" Season 6 episodes 12-13
And once you catch up on the first 13 episodes of Season 6, make sure to tune to the premiere of Episode 14 on June 24 at 10/9c on Lifetime.
What's been your favorite episode of Season 6 so far?
Now that's a cliffhanger! [Spoiler Alert!] On last night's episode of "Army Wives," after what was thought to be a successful kidney transplant, Claudia Joy's fate quickly turned bad after she flatlined on the operating table, leaving fans guessing: will Claudia Joy survive?
"CJ just can't die. Please don't let her die. A lot of tears in their eyes in previews, but please don't let her die," myLifetime.com user pachilds wrote. "Only me guessing but I think maybe CJ does die," user Penny Winter added.
All will be revealed when "Army Wives" returns on June 24 in its new time, 10/9c. Talk about the longest five weeks of our lives!
Sound off: what do you think will happen to Claudia Joy? Will she live or die?
Rejoice, "Army Wives" fans! Just when you thought you were going to have to wait months for new episodes after this Sunday's jaw-dropping episode, it was just announced that "Army Wives" is returning on June 24! The series will be in a new time slot at 10/9c, and will immediately follow "Drop Dead Diva," which premieres on June 3.
Susan Lucci returns to "Army Wives" this Sunday when Claudia Joy prepares for her kidney transplant, putting the tribe, Michael, her family and Fort Marshall on edge as she braces for the high-risk procedure and the fight of her life. See photos from the episode here and watch the trailer here.
What do you think is going to happen on "Army Wives" this Sunday?
Attention "Army Wives" fanatics want the real scoop on what goes on when the cameras aren't rolling? Want insider information and clues about what's ahead? Get all that and more by visiting the "Army Wives" Straight From the Set gallery and Straight From the Set blog! Straight From the set is your backstage pass to "Army Wives" and includes pictures from Season 6 and memories from Season 5, including secret shots from the set, your favorite actors behind-the-scenes, Guess the Dress and more!
What types of "Army Wives" set secrets would you like to read about?
If you need to play "Army Wives" catch up you're in luck! As a special thank you to our wonderful fans, you can now watch Season 6, Episodes 1-5 (yes, including last night's show!) online until Sunday.
Watch the ones you missed... or just watch 'em all again:
Episode 1: "Winds of War"
Episode 2: "Perchance to Dream"
Episode 3: "The Best of Friends"
Episode 4: "Learning Curve"
Episode 5: "True Colors"
What has been your favorite moment from "Army Wives" Season 6 so far?
We're not quite sure how we feel abut new Army Wife Jackie Clarke just yet, but when it comes to her choice in musical guests to serenade Fort Marshall, we have to give her a standing ovation! Country star Craig Morgan guest stars on Episode 4 of "Army Wives" this Sunday, marking his acting debut and performing at an event on the show. In an exclusive Q&A with the "Army Wives" Blog, Craig shares his own Army story with fans, spills which of the show's hubbies he'd switch places with and tells us which songs he's playing on Sunday's show.
I think the fans will be surprised to know how closely you actually relate to “Army Wives"! Tell us more about why you were such a perfect fit to guest star and perform on the show.
Craig Morgan: I was in the Army active duty for over ten years, so I can relate to both the soldiers and the Army Wives in the show. I have my own "Army Wife" of 24 years at home… you just can’t undo that training! There is definitely a special dynamic among the military community and I think "Army Wives" does a good job of showing that while taking creative liberties in plotting the story line. The show does bring attention to the fact that there are families involved and affected by every decision our government makes regarding military action. It gives military families and veterans a show they can relate to and provides insight into life on post for civilians… with a bit of dramatic flair, of course! This was a perfect place for me to make my scripted acting debut and I'm incredibly proud to be part this episode.
Besides having lived the life, had you tuned in to "Army Wives" before?
I had definitely seen the show (even though I don't get to watch as much TV because of my tour schedule), but yes. My wife is a fan too, so she gives me updates. The ladies at my label were really excited about this appearance too. There are several HUGE fans of the show there and I hear a lot about it on the road from fans!
Our fans love behind-the-scenes stories what was it like being on the set of “Army Wives”? Any funny stories from the set or were you nervous at all?
I wasn't really nervous because I was playing myself so I couldn't mess it up too bad. Plus, I've had plenty of experience being in front of the camera with my own show "Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors." I have to say that being on set with "Army Wives" was such a great experience. Everyone was so nice and great to work with total pros!
One thing that I found funny was the boots; the ladies on the show have to stand around so much on the set and we were outside so the high heels had to come off during the down time. There was someone who would come and wipe off the heels. And I guess standing around in high heels is not so comfortable... I know I hear my wife complaining when we are standing on the red carpet for a long time!
How did you choose which songs to perform on “Army Wives” and why do you think the AW fans will love those particular tunes?
"This Ole Boy" is my current single on country radio and it really describes my life and just an everyday lifestyle. "Love Loves a Long Night" is my first "sexy song" and I think it was perfect for the story in this episode. It's a sultry song about love and how you never want the night to end when you're with your sweetheart.
If you could return to the show and create your dream character, who it would be? And if you got to take over for one of the Army Husbands who would it be?
Well, since I’ve already been on the show as myself and I have talked with the Army about serving in some capacity again so I can officially retire out I only lack three years or so I could come back as myself reenlisting. That could be fun! Like the Craig Morgan character, but not! Then, since [one of the Army Wives] wanted to go to the concert so badly, I could do another concert so she can go, maybe even cause a little onscreen drama. Haha!
If I was taking over for one of the husbands on the show, I'd probably pick Frank Sherwood because he is a such a proud soldier and commanding leader… and Catherine Bell would be a nice perk! I’m so glad I have my own cool former Army wife!
Richard "Bubba" Bryant is one of my favorite people that I've interviewed ever (ever)! He's funny, he let's his dog do some of the talkin' and he's wouldn't ya know it? A total Charleston-born-and-bred Southern gentleman. Here is part two of his interview, where he answers more fan questions about fans, his jealousy issues (sorry, Erin!) and his return to school. And Jackson (the dog) even gets a bark or two in. Missed Part One? Find it here!
Lisa Raphael: So... do you still watch “Army Wives”?
Bubba: No, I hate that show! [Laughs] I didn’t know that the episode was going to be coming on when it did or that they were going to do the back-to-back premiere! So I was going to have a big party for my episode (Episode 2) but I was watching with just me and two of my really good friends Tim and Joe because I make them watch it anyways! We just watched [Episode 2] together and it was fun.
Well then, if you're still watching, I have to ask: do you get a little jealous when you see Tanya’s with a new love interest, like at the end of Season 5?
I picked up Erin and the actor they have for Tanya's love interest in the car, and the first thing I say to him is, “Oh so you’re the guy who’s hitting on my wife!” I was just messing with him but he’s a great actor and, of course, there’s a little bit of jealousy in there! But it’s cool that she’s moving on, that she’ll be dating this season. I mean, he’s a good looking guy, it makes me look even better.
The fans are happy that both Tanya and Erin stick around. It’s been almost a year since we last spoke. After all of this time, Facebook fan Amanda W. wonders what you miss most about "Army Wives" and being on set every week?
I miss being able to tell the stories I’ve been telling for so long, and to play a young solder. I’ve studied it for so long and been part of it for so long, I wish I could continue to tell that story. I know everybody in the writers' department think the same thing, they wish they could continue to tell that story but the fact of the matter is that that is the story. Jeremy Sherwood's story probably is one of the most important stories we could tell with me and my character.
I miss the routine, it’s so fun to come to work when you have such a tight family like that. I’m still around, I still get to see everyone and I play on all those little sport teams they have, like softball and all that stuff so I’m still around but I just don’t get to do the action. Acting is a sport that I continue to play all the time, but I’m not in the big stadium anymore. I’m at the little stadium. That's what I'm doing these days.
"Army Wives" Facebook friend Felicia K. asks: Do you feel like if you had your choice you would be back on the show, or are you happy to be moving on and doing something different?
That’s the million dollar question! At this point in my life, I didn’t expect to get a big job acting when I was as young as I was. I wanted to finish up college and then I got thrown into this life and I had to learn quick and just say all the right things at the right times and be in the right place when I didn’t even know what it was. I played my cards right and things worked out and it’s a fun industry, I like it and everything but I’m picking up where I left off. I’m picking up with the education, I want to get a degree and I want to do something else. I’m very happy I am where I am right now: living in Charleston with my dog Jackson.
He made a cameo last interview, I don’t know if you remember!
He did make a cameo, I remember! He'll make a cameo this interview as well. I don’t get to spend as much time with him now that I’m in school and I’m playing shows at least twice a week and going to school fifteen hours. I do a lot more work these days than I did with "Army Wives"! He gives me the sad puppy eyes when I put my backpack on and everything.
I’m still auditioning, I’ll be around doing different things but I think Charleston is for me. L.A. and New York are fun, I love those places but I’m not at the point right now where I can live there and not be a waiter. I waited tables for too long, since I was like, 16 until 21. Five years of that made me not want to do that. I got a lot of people following what I do since being on "Army Wives" and everything but there's a whole world out there and I think I’ll be a better actor once I finish school. The stuff I learned from "Army Wives" was an education too. I’m not trying to brag, but I’m one of the smartest kids in my class and I’m a lot older than them. [Laughs]
What are you going to school for?
Well, right now I’m going to school for Business and Theatre, but that is subject to change.
Do you keep in touch with Katelyn Pippy (the actress who plays Emmalin Holden)? Because she’s in school too!
Yeah, I see her whenever she's around! I know she's killin' it, she's smart as hell. I remember when I first met her I thought she was 21-years-old and she was only like, 16-years-old. And she's a goalie there too, right?
Yes! Just like Emmalin! Jennifer P. and Debbie W. both ask how "Army Wives" has affected your day-to-day life do you get recognized? Do people say “Oh my God, you’re Jeremy on 'Army Wives'!”? What about in school?
Yeah, in school it happens! I don’t really like to talk about it in class because people have different perceptions about fame and what it is and I feel like if I talk about it, someone might be like "oh, you’re bragging about it." But sometimes it will be halfway through the semester and girls will suddenly be like, [in high-pitched girl voice] “hey, you look like Jeremy from "Army Wives"!”
Is that what "Army Wives" groupies sound like?
[Laughs] It's just funny how I’ll go out on Friday and Saturday nights in Charleston and different people will come up to me and be like, [in Southern accent] "I know you from somewhere, I don’t know where I know you from, but I know you!" It's strange when that happens! Some people will be like, "oh you’re a friend of mine, are you friends with…?" I’m like, "no."
But then you have the guy who comes over and asks: [in low voice] "Are you that dude on "Army Wives"? Cool. Can my wife get a picture, dude?" It's always odd for me when that happens, but what's cool about it is, you know, I do theatre and stuff like that and you get applause from the audience, you know? So when people come up and talk about "Army Wives," it’s fun! And when I travel "Army Wives" fans from all over the place will ask for your autograph. I was at Mardi Gras last year and this guy who spoke just a little bit of English comes up to me with this Portuguese accent he’s like, "Jeremy!? 'Army Wives'?!" and took a picture of me with him and his buddies.
Read part one of Bubba's interview here and check the "Army Wives" Blog next week for part three and more of YOUR questions answered!
The guest stars keep comin' on "Army Wives" Season 6, and Sunday's episode is one we've been waiting ever-so-impatiently for since the first second the news broke that "All My Children" star Susan Lucci would appear on this season. The time is now... well, this Sunday at 9/8c, when Susan joins the cast and the Army Wives as someone that will offer Claudia Joy sage advice on her budding rivalry with Jackie Clarke (played by Kelli Williams).
Get a first look at the mini-"All My Children" reunion with pictures of Susan Lucci from Sunday's show here! Do you notice another new face in the "Army Wives" crowd? Episode 4 will also feature country star Craig Morgan's appearance and performance. Stay tuned to the "Army Wives" Blog for an exclusive Q&A with the musician about his time on the show and visit the Episode 4 Music Guide now to peek at what songs he'll be playing.
Who has been your favorite "Army Wives" guest star from Season 6? What about favorite guest star of ALL TIME? Share your answer below!