The Astronaut Wives Club Gets June Premiere Date at ABC

The Astronaut Wives Club

ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club has (finally) officially been cleared for liftoff.

The drama, which focuses on a group of women who support their star-bound husbands during the 1960s space race, will bow Thursday, June 18 at 8/7c, the network announced Monday.

Among others, The Astronaut Wives Club stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Once Upon a Time), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Odette Annable (Banshee), Desmond Harrington (Dexter), Bret Harrison (Reaper) and Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie).

The period drama was curiously omitted from ABC’s initial announcement about summer premiere dates, which detailed the returns of Rookie Blue, The Bachelorette and more.

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21 Comments
  1. Beth says:

    I was JUST wondering about this. Yay.

  2. Krysten says:

    I’m so happy we finally got one!!! Can’t wait for this!

  3. Boiler says:

    What about Motive?? It is better than much of the junk they have announced

    • Grey says:

      If ABC doesn’t air “Motive” you can still see it (via online, hulu, etc.) because it’s a Canadian production that ABC just buys from them. So no worries. *But* I think ABC would be wise to continue to air it. ;-)

  4. analog says:

    JoAnna Garcia’s here? Sounds like a one-season show then.

    • Iakovos says:

      Stop knocking JoAnna Garcia-Swisher!

      Wondered what happened to this ABC entry. Seems Alphabet has little faith in it. for all the ballyhoo through its development, this is where it lands? Still, points for ABC to deliver some original programming through the summer and for placing some interesting dramas in the TGIT time slots while Shondaland in on holiday. MISTRESSES is set for 9PM Thursdays, right?

      • analog says:

        I’ll stop when she stops being a show killer. It is a fact that her track record has not been good.

        • Dude says:

          She’s not a show killer, lots of actors struggle to find a lasting vehicle. Nathan Fillion was a “show killer” until he landed Castle and that’s been going 8 years. She wasn’t a show killer when she was on Reba and Privileged getting cancelled was a travesty. Besides, Astronaut Wives Club has already been announced as a limited series. It’s only going to be one season.

        • Brigid says:

          What shows did she kill?

    • Jenny says:

      This is a mini series. Joanna recently booked a pilot.

    • Grey says:

      Is she the female version of Mark Valley?

    • Lauren says:

      Stupid comment based on nothing. TVline can we get this troll banned?

  5. herman1959 says:

    Finally, I’ve been looking forward to this for a LONG time. I always liked the idea of it as a summer show, and I’ll be watching.

  6. Jared says:

    I’m just happy Wilson Bethel will be back on my TV so soon.

  7. helluvalot says:

    So finally my Desmond Harrington withdrawals will come to an end.

  8. Lizo says:

    Finally! Been looking forward to this since they announced its production.

  9. Diva DIary says:

    I just realized I’ve seen all these actors on their respective shows. If Yvonne is there, I’m there too. Long live Chuck!

  10. Laurie Stewart says:

    I couldn’t see the premier of Astronaut Wives because of the US Open Golf…did I miss something?