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Countdown to Season 7: Spotlight on Denise

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Denise Sherwood (Catherine Bell) has devoted her life to the care of others. A registered nurse, Denise put her career on hold when she married Frank more than 20 years ago so she could raise their family, including their son Jeremy and daughter Molly. In the first season, Jeremy was physically abusing his own mother and joined the Army out of guilt.

In Season 2, Denise started working as an RN at the post hospital, causing tension between her and Frank. Denise had an affair with a patient, Mac, and grew close to Dr. Chris Ferlinghetti (Getti) while Frank was in Iraq. Frank eventually found out about the affair and the pair filed for divorce. They later abandoned their divorce and are still married.

Many of Denise's trying times had to do with being a mother. In Season 4, right after Roxy's miscarriage, Denise found out she was pregnant. She gave birth to Molly in the season finale. In Season 5, Jeremy was killed in combat. Devastated, Denise wasn't sure how to move on, but she found a letter that Jeremy wrote her and Frank that kept her going.

Most recently in Season 6, Denise donated one of her kidneys to Claudia Joy. While the two were recovering on the beach, a crazy man held them hostage. Denise ended up shooting him to death to save them.

View Denise's best moments in photos:
-Season 6, Episode 21: Handicap
-Season 6, Episode 15: Tough Love
-Season 6, Episode 14: Fatal Reaction
-Season 6, Episode 7: System Failure
-Season 6 First Look
-Season 5, Episode 4: On Behalf of a Grateful Nation
-Season 5, Episode 1: Line of Departure
-Catherine Bell Through the Years

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Catherine Bell Talks "Army Wives" Season 5 Finale & "Last Man Standing"

Posted By LifetimeLisaR 5:10pm GMT

We all love her as sweet Denise Sherwood in “Army Wives,” but in her upcoming movie, “Last Man Standing,” premiering June 6 at 9/8c on Lifetime, Catherine Bell plays a woman concealing a dark past as a military-trained special-ops agent. We chatted with Catherine about going from “Army Wives” to action, doing serious stunts in her new flick and saying goodbye to her son Jeremy during Season 5 in the interview below!

What is it like going from playing an Army wife to playing an actual, former Marine — in "Last Man Standing"?
I love it! To me, in acting the most fun thing is mixing it up — going from playing a wife who started off being abused by her son and going through all of this emotional stuff, and then just going into full-on action mode and Special Ops, secret-agent stuff. Maybe next time I’ll get to do some sort of period piece or something completely different from all those things, you know?

What do you think Denise Sherwood and Abby, your character in “Last Man Standing,” would have to talk about if Abby were to hang out with the “Army Wives” crew?
(laughs) I think she’d probably have a lot to say! She obviously knows a lot about the military. More than anything, she’s a mom, she’s a wife, she’s a strong woman, and those are all things that seem to be very central to an Army or military spouse as well, so she might fit right in.

You do stunts in the movie “Last Man Standing,” and we know that Terry Serpico, who plays your husband Frank Sherwood on “Army Wives,” has a stunt background — did he give you any pointers?
That’s right, he does! No, he didn’t give me any pointers, but we did talk about it a little bit. He’s a real stuntman; I obviously had a stunt girl for some of the more dangerous things. I got to do a lot of it, but anytime there’s any risk involved, they let a professional do that sort of thing. My stunt girl was amazing. I don’t want to give anything away, but there was a cable rig that was attached to her chest that pulls her back and she gets knocked back. She actually flew back and hit her head on the concrete. If it was me, I would have been definitely down for the count, but she was amazing! She took a couple of minutes, shook it off, got up and was like, “Let’s do it again!”

What can we expect from the “Army Wives” finale? Is there a cliffhanger? What can you tell us without giving too much away?
That’s always a challenge! Well, every character is obviously going through so many things, you know … Roxy is running into her challenges with opening up her truck stop, and Denise and Tanya, Jeremy’s fiance, are getting closer and helping each other through the loss of Jeremy. But I think the big thing is that there’s huge, unexpected news that we all get as a group that — of course I can’t give away — but it really forces us all to take a look at where we’re going next in our lives and what’s the next step for each of us. Really, it’s a big shocker, and I guess it is a bit of a cliffhanger in that sense.

Have you seen scripts for next season yet?
Not yet! I think all of the writers — as they should be — are on vacation at the moment!

This past season of “Army Wives” was huge for Denise because she lost her son, Jeremy. How has it been filming without Bubba on set?
Oh man! I think one of the hardest things about filming those episodes was knowing that Bubba — Richard, we call him Bubba — was going away. I adore that man — I call him a man because he’s actually, like, 25, even though he plays 19. But yeah, such a sweetheart! He’s almost like a kid to me, like a real kid, he’s just a good, good person. He’s a Charleston boy, born and raised in Charleston! So we still see him and hang out. He takes my daughter Gemma fishing.

But man, we miss him! That final scene, the one with him in the coffin (watch the video above) — brutal! So hard to shoot, and we were all sobbing because we were saying goodbye to him and the character.

Read the rest of the interview with Catherine Bell here and tune in to "Last Man Standing" Monday, June 6 at 8/7c on Lifetime! Catherine Bell will be on Twitter (@reallycb) talking with fans for the first hour of the movie, starting at 8 pm et. And don't forget — there are still two more episodes left in "Army Wives" Season 5. Catch Episode 12 this Sunday night at 9/8c and flip through photos here.


Last Chance to Watch Episode 4 Online!

Posted By LifetimeLisaR 5:57pm GMT

Have you watched the "Army Wives" episode yet? You know, the one that broke records and makes us emotional to even type about? That's right, we're talking Season 5, Episode 4 a.k.a. "On Behalf of a Grateful Nation" a.k.a. the episode that changed everything for the Fort Marshall families!

There's only a little bit more time to watch the episode online, so we put together a mini Must-See Episode 4 Guide including links to the full episode, photos and more:

  • • View the Complete Collection of Episode 4 photos

  • • View the first look at Episode 4 photos

  • • Read Part 1 of our Richard "Bubba" Bryant interview

  • • Read Part 2 of our Richard "Bubba" Bryant interview

  • • Read Part 3 of our Richard "Bubba" Bryant interview

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    View New Photos From Season 5!

    Posted By LifetimeLisaR 6:31pm GMT

    Less than a month to go until Season 5 of "Army Wives" premieres Sunday, March 6 on Lifetime! Click through the image below to view more photos from Season 5, Episode 1.

    Army Wives Season 5 Photos

    Want more "Army Wives" Season 5 exclusives? View our behind-the-scenes videos, photos, interviews and more on the "Army Wives" Season 5 Straight From the Set Blog!


    Catherine Bell Through the Years

    Posted By CaitlinBergmann 3:59pm GMT

    Flip through pictures of Catherine Bell through the years! See her best red carpet moments with family, famous friends and more! View the Catherine Bell photo gallery now.

    Catherine Bell Through the Years Photo Gallery

    Want more "Army Wives" photos? Don't forget to check out our favorite pictures from the past four seasons, plus shots from special events featuring the cast.


    Catherine Bell Welcomes a Baby Boy!

    Posted By CaitlinBergmann 2:56pm GMT

    Just in time for tonight's "Army Wives" Season 4 finale -- and nearly perfectly in sync with her character Denise Sherwood's pregnancy! -- Catherine Bell welcomed her son Ronan on Saturday morning.

    Read more about Catherine Bell's baby on People.com, and tune in tonight at 10 pm et/pt for the episode everyone's talking about -- even Catherine herself on Twitter!

    Preview Finale Photos:


    Drama Is Par for "Army Wives"!

    Posted By CaitlinBergmann 12:59am GMT

    So, who would have pictured Roxy, Denise, Pamela and Claudia Joy golfing together? And, more surprisingly, who would have imagined that Denise was so ber-competitive and had a nasty little temper about losing? That Denise is always surprising us. She's had affairs, gotten a tattoo and cruised on a motorcycle, and now we discover that she's got the mad golf skills of Tiger Woods and the temper of a pit bull hidden away underneath that cool, calm exterior. Go figure!

    So more episode recap: Trevor had gotten one recruit down, and another is on the way. Roland's partner has a criminal past. Jeremy is heading for disaster while trying to cope with his grief, and his alcohol bingeing isn't helping him any, either. Plus, the Morans continue to have marital mayhem, and poor Pamela can't really vent to the girls, either, since it's all top-secret hush-hush military stuff.

    And we almost forgot ... Fort Marshall may close? No way! Say it ain't so! Let's hope Michael can save the day in the finale ... Speaking of finales, let's discuss just that in our weekly "Army Wives" poll.

    What do you most hope happens in the finale?

    Vote now, and look for the results in an upcoming "Army Wives" newsletter.


    Vote on the Biggest "Army Wives" Cheater!

    Posted By CaitlinBergmann 3:43pm GMT

    So many affairs in one show! Will there be one this season? Tell us your prediction below for a chance to win an "Army Wives" Season 2 DVD. Leave a comment and you're eligible to win! (Read the "Army Wives" DVD Sweepstakes Official Rules here.)

    Also, it’s time to vote on the biggest cheater of all time. Vote below!

    Who Is the Biggest "Army Wives" Cheater?

    Time to have at it!


    Watch the Episode 2 Trailer Now & Get the Scoop on a Special Marathon

    Posted By CaitlinBergmann 7:00pm GMT

    What's next for poor Denise? She's been dismissed by her closest friends, and can't seem to find her way. Watch this clip of this Sunday's all new episode of "Army Wives," airing at 10 pm/et.

    By the way: don't miss some of the best episodes from Season 2 on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 11 am et/pt, followed by the premiere episode of Season 3.


    "Army Wives Confidential": Breaking the Code

    Posted By CaitlinBergmann 5:29pm GMT

    "Army Wives" star Brian McNamara explains why his character, General Michael Holden, has such a hard time dealing with Denise's forbidden relationship with Getti in this latest clip from "Army Wives Confidential":