The Astronaut Wives Club

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The Astronaut Wives Club
The Astronaut Wives Club abc logo.png
Genre Period drama
Based on The Astronaut Wives Club 
by Lily Koppel
Developed by Stephanie Savage
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original channel ABC
Original release June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18) – present (present)
External links
Official website

The Astronaut Wives Club is an American period drama television series developed by Stephanie Savage for ABC. It is based on Lily Koppel's book of the same name.[1] The series tells the story of the wives of the Mercury Seven—America's first group of astronauts. Dominique McElligott, Yvonne Strahovski, Joanna García Swisher, Erin Cummings, Azure Parsons, Zoe Boyle, and Odette Annable play the leading roles of wives.

The Astronaut Wives Club was originally scheduled to be broadcast during the 2013–14 American television season.[1] On February 5, 2014, it was officially ordered straight-to-series with a 10-episode pickup.[1] It was expected to premiere on July 24, 2014,[2] but was pushed to spring 2015 to undergo changes.[3] It premiered on June 18, 2015.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Regular[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Reception[edit]

The Astronaut Wives Club has received mixed reviews. Review aggregator site, Metacritic, has given the first season a "mixed or average" score of 60 out of 100, based on 23 critics.[21] On another review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 50% rating, based on 28 reviews. The critical consensus there reads: "The Astronaut Wives relies on poorly paced storylines and clichéd characters, both used in service of a fact-based narrative that would have been better served in a more serious context."[22]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Launch" Lone Scherfig Stephanie Savage June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18) 5.51[23]
2 "Protocol" Lone Scherfig Becky Hartman Edwards June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25) 4.50[24]
3 "Retroattitude" J. Miller Tobin Liz Tigelaar July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) 4.06[25]
4 "Liftoff" J. Miller Tobin Lisa Zwerling July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09) 4.28[26]
5 "Flashpoint" Elodie Keene Derek Simonds July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) 4.44[27]
6 "In the Blind" Patrick Norris Nate DiMio July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23) 3.81[28]
7 "Rendezvous" Elodie Keene Becky Hartman Edwards July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30) 4.07[29]
8 "Abort"[30] Patrick Norris Liz Tigelaar August 6, 2015 (2015-08-06)
9 "The Dark Side"[31] Jon Amiel Casallina Kisakye and Katie Schwartz August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)
10 "Landing"[32] August 20, 2015 (2015-08-20)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (February 5, 2014). "ABC Space Age Drama 'Astronaut Wives Club' Gets 10-Episode Order For Summer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ABC Unveils Summer Premiere Dates". Deadline Hollywood. March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 2, 2014). "ABC Summer Series 'Astronaut Wives Club' Pushed To Midseason, To Undergo Changes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ Gets Summer Premiere Date". Deadline Hollywood. April 20, 2015. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 11, 2014). "JoAnna Garcia Boards ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 11, 2014). "JoAnna Garcia Swisher To Star In ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Yvonne Strahovski to Co-Star in ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'". The Hollywood Reporter. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "'Hell on Wheels' Alum to Topline ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'". The Hollywood Reporter. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dominique McElligott To Star In ABC’s ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ - Deadline". Deadline. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 14, 2014). "Odette Annable to Co-Star in ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Erin Cummings To Star In ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ Drama Series - Deadline". Deadline. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 5, 2014). "Azure Parsons Joins 'Astronaut Wives Club', Kellee Stewart In Pilot 'Damaged Goods'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Zoe Boyle Joins ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'; Morgan Taylor Campbell In 'Sea Of Fire'". Deadline Hollywood. March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  14. ^ Ausiello, Michael (March 19, 2014). "ABC's Astronaut Wives Club Casts Dexter's Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepherd". TV Line. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  15. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 17, 2014). "Bret Harrison Boards ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 13, 2014). "Wilson Bethel To Co-Star On ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’, Pen Drama For CW". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Bret Harrison, Aaron McCusker Join ABC’s ‘The Astronaut Wives Club'; Daniel London In WGN’s ‘Manhattan’". Deadline. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ on ABC: Kenneth Mitchell Cast as Deke Slayton - TVLine". TVLine. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  19. ^ The Deadline Team. "TV Castings: ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ & ‘The Following - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "'90210's' Matt Lanter Signs On for ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  22. ^ "The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  23. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 19, 2015). "Thursday Final Ratings: No Adjustment for 'Hannibal', 'Beauty and the Beast' or 'Mistresses' + Final US Open Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  24. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 26, 2015). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  25. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 6, 2015). "Thursday Final Ratings: Rookie Blue Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  26. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 10, 2015). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Under the Dome' & 'Food Fighters' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  27. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 17, 2015). "Thursday Final Ratings: Mistresses Adjusted Up; Astronaut Wives Club Adjusted Down + No Adjustment for Beauty and the Beast". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  28. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 24, 2015). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment to 'Wayward Pines'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 24, 2015. 
  29. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 31, 2015). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Food Fighters' & 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Abort". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  31. ^ "The Dark Side". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Shows A-Z - astronaut wives club, the on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 

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