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Bret Harrison Boards ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club' (Exclusive)

17 April 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC's Astronaut Wives Club is staging a Breaking In reunion. Bret Harrison has boarded the drama series from Gossip Girl's Stephanie Savage, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 1960s-set drama tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. The series marks the first pilot Savage has written since she co-created the CW's long-running Gossip Girl with her Fake Empire cohort Josh Schwartz. The series is based on Lily Koppel's best-selling novel published last summer. Janice Williams brought the project

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Bret Harrison, Aaron McCusker Join ABC’s ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’; Daniel London In Wgn’s ‘Manhattan’

17 April 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated: Bret Harrison (Orange County) and Aaron McCusker (Shameless, Dexter) have been cast as series regulars in ABC’s 10-episode drama series The Astronaut Wives Club, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios, eyed for 2015. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s book and directed by Nick Cassavetes, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Harrison will play Gordon “Gordo” Cooper, one of the original astronauts. His wandering ways pushed his wife, Trudy, to the brink of divorce, but he’s convinced her to come back so he can have his shot at space. McCusker, repped by UK’s Curtis Brown and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment, will play Wally Schirra, another one of the original astronauts who’s also a prankster. Daniel London (Minority Report, Patch Adams »

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Dominique McElligott To Star In ABC’s ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’

14 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hell On Wheels alumna Dominique McElligott is set for a starring role in ABC’s 10-episode drama series The Astronaut Wives Club, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s non-fiction book and directed by Nick Cassavetes, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. CAA-repped McElligott will play Louise Shepard, a real life “Sabrina” whose father was the head of maintenance at the Duponts’ Longwood Gardens estate. She struggles to uphold her “perfect” image and her complicated marriage once her husband Alan becomes the first American in space. Louise and Alan had one of the few marriages that survived the space program, staying together for 53 years. Originally scheduled to launch this summer, the series was recently pushed to midseason as its scope »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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'Hell on Wheels' Alum to Topline ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'

14 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Following an extensive casting search, ABC has cast the lead for its drama series Astronaut Wives Club. Hell on Wheels alum Dominique McElligott will topline the drama from Gossip Girl's Stephanie Savage, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Story: TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide The 1960s-set drama tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. The series marks the first pilot Savage has written since she co-created The CW's long-running Gossip Girl with her Fake Empire cohort Josh Schwartz. The

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- Lesley Goldberg

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ABC's ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ to Be Reworked, Moved From Summer to Midseason Schedule

2 April 2014 6:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Astronaut Wives,” the upcoming drama from “Gossip Girl” executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, has been moved from the summer schedule to the fall midseason, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. Adapted from Lily Koppel's book of the same name, “Astronaut Wives Club” follows the “real story” of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. The drama has been re-conceived from covering just the Mercury mission to including the Gemini and Apollo missions, as well. Also read: ‘Dexter’ Star Desmond Harrington Joins »

- Jethro Nededog

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ABC Summer Series ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ Pushed To Midseason, To Undergo Changes

2 April 2014 5:11 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: There is a change in plans for ABC‘s 10-episode limited series The Astronaut Wives Club. The project, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios, had been actively casting and getting ready to go into production for a July 24 premiere. Now production has been put on hold, and the series will undergo a creative change. It eyes a fall production start for a midseason 2014-15 launch. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s 2013 book, Astronaut Wives Club tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. The book profiles dozens of the wives of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts. Originally, the series was envisioned to cover only the wives of the astronauts from the Mercury missions. Now ABC is expanding the scope to also include the Gemini and Apollo missions. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Erin Cummings To Star In ABC’s ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’

1 April 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Spartacus: Blood & Sand alumna Erin Cummings has been cast as one of the leads in ABC’s 10-episode summer drama series The Astronaut Wives Club, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s book and directed by Nick Casavettes, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Cummings, repped by Untitled and Paradigm, will play Marge, Deke Slayton’s outspoken wife, whose colorful past is not in keeping with the cookie-cutter image that the astronaut wives are expected to present to the world. Maternal and funny, she becomes the glue that holds the Astronaut Wives Club together. Cummings’ series credits also include ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7 and CBS’ Made In Jersey. She has three features coming out: Cold Comes The Night, Late Phases and The Last Word. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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ABC sets summer premieres for 'Astronauts Wives Club,' 'The Bachelorette,' 'Rookie Blue' and more

24 March 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's going to be an absurdly busy summer of original programming on ABC. I mean, you may not be excited about any of that original programming, but it's sure going to be filling a lot of primetime real estate. On Monday, ABC announced a summer 2014 schedule that includes four new shows, plus eight returning series. There are scripted dramas, competitive reality shows, docudramas, things from Canada and more.  ABC's summer programming will already have started on April 24, when "Black Box" takes over the Thursday 10 p.m. slot currently occupied by the truncated third season of "Scandal." Two other summer offerings will get a slight head-start, premiering during the last week of the official Nielsen 2013-2014.  "The Bachelorette" will premiere on Monday, May 19 from 9:30-11 p.m. after the first part of the "Dancing with the Stars" finale. "The Bachelorette" will have its regular 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. time »

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'Dexter' Alum to Co-Star in ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'

19 March 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC has enlisted the services of another Dexter alum. Desmond Harrington has booked a co-starring role on ABC's summer drama Astronaut Wives Club, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Astronaut Wives Club hails from Fake Empire's Stephanie Savage, who will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios vehicle via the banner she runs with Josh Schwartz. Fake Empire president of TV Len Goldstein and Schwartz will executive produce alongside Michael London's Groundswell. Story: TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide The 1960s-set drama tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes

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‘Dexter’ Star Joins Stephanie Savage’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

19 March 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Desmond Harrington has been tapped to play a Mercury 7 astronaut in Stephanie Savage’s upcoming ABC sudser “The Astronaut Wives Club.”

The actor, who worked with Savage on “Gossip Girl” and was a series regular on “Dexter,” will play the competitive and steely Alan Shepard,  one of the first astronauts in space. Despite a playboy reputation, Shepard and his wife Louise were married for 53 years.

Harrington joins a femme-heavy cast that includes JoAnna Garcia, Azure Parsons, Zoe Boyle and Odette Annable — although the part of his wife has not been cast.

The 10-episode miniseries, which is set to bow this summer, is exec produced for ABC Studios by writer Savage and Josh Schwartz and Len Goldstein through their Fake Empire shingle, as well as Michael London and Janice Williams for Groundswell. It’s based on Lily Koppel’s book with the same name. The pilot is directed by “The Notebook’s” Nick Cassavetes. »

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‘Banshee's’ Odette Annable, ‘Good Wife's’ Melissa George Join ABC Drama Projects

15 March 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Odette Annable and Melissa George have joined ABC projects, representatives for the actresses told TheWrap. Annable will co-star on “Astronaut Wives Club” from “Gossip Girl” executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz for Fake Empire, which was given a 10-episode series order. Michael London (“Betas,” “The Illusionist”) will executive produce for Groundswell. Set in the 1960s, the series focuses on the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Also read: ‘Once Upon a Time's’ Joanna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC's ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ She'll play Trudy Cooper, the wife of Gordo Cooper and. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Odette Annable To Star In ABC Series ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

14 March 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

House alumna Odette Annable is set as one of the main leads in ABC‘s 10-episode summer drama series Astronaut Wives Club, from Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios. Written by Stephanie Savage based on Lily Koppel’s novel, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Annable will play Trudy Cooper, the youngest of the Astro-wives and a licensed pilot herself. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots A tomboy with aspirations of her own, her forward thinking challenges not just her husband but the other wives. Annable was an early choice for the role, which marks her second consecutive pilot-season casting at ABC. Last year, she starred in the drama pilot Westside. Annable, repped by UTA and Evolution, has been recurring on Cinemax’s Banshee and CBS’ Two And A Half Men. »

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Odette Annable to Co-Star in ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'

14 March 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC's upcoming summer series Astronaut Wives Club has cast another of its leading ladies. House alum Odette Annable has joined the summer drama from Gossip Girl's Stephanie Savage, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Photos: Faces of Pilot Season 2014 Astronaut Wives Club hails from Fake Empire's Savage, who will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios vehicle via the banner she runs with Josh Schwartz. Fake Empire president of TV Len Goldstein and Schwartz will executive produce alongside Michael London's Groundswell. The 1960s-set drama tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the

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Nick Cassavetes To Direct ABC Series ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

24 February 2014 12:44 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: In his TV directing debut, The Notebook helmer Nick Cassavetes is set to direct the opening hour of ABC‘s 10-episode drama Astronaut Wives Club, recently picked up for summer with straight-to-series order. The project, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, Michael London’s Groundswell Prods and ABC Studios, was written by Savage based on Lily Koppel’s novel. It tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race, with JoAnna Garcia Swisher set as one of the leads. Fake Empire’s Savage, Schwartz and Len Goldstein executive produce with Groundswell’s London and Janice Williams. Cassavetes recently wrote and directed indie Yellow, with’ latest feature, comedy The Other Woman starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, opening in April. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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JoAnna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

11 February 2014 12:31 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“One Upon a Time’s” JoAnna Garcia Swisher has been cast in Stephanie Savage’s period drama “Astronaut Wives Club.”

Garcia Swisher will play Betty Grissom, the bouncy redheaded, folksy wife of astronaut Gus Grissom, who also has a clairvoyant gift for dreaming the future.

“Astronaut Wives Club,” which is based Lily Koppel’s novel, will air on ABC this summer. 

Garcia, who currently plays Ariel on ABC’s “Once,” also appeared in “Gossip Girl,” which Savage co-created with Josh Schwartz.

She is represented by Wme and John Carrabino.

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‘Once Upon a Time’s’ Joanna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

11 February 2014 11:11 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC’s “Astronaut Wives Club” has found its first member. Joanna Garcia Swisher has been cast on the upcoming summer series from “Gossip Girl” producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. She’ll play Betty Grissom in the series about the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Also read: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Eloise Mumford Lands Lead on ABC’s ‘Warriors’ Pilot ABC desribes Betty as follows: A bouncy redhead with curls askew and a folksy Hoosier accent, she is the wife of Gus Grissom, another of the original astronauts. »

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JoAnna Garcia Swisher To Star In ABC Summer Series ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

11 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

JoAnna Garcia Swisher is set as one of the leads in ABC‘s drama Astronaut Wives Club, recently picked up for next summer with a 10-episode straight-to-series order. The project, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, Michael London’s Groundswell Prods and ABC Studios, was written by Savage based on Lily Koppel’s novel. It tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. Swisher, repped by Wme and John Carrabino, will play Betty Grissom, the wife of one of the original astronauts. A bouncy redhead with curls askew and a folksy Hoosier accent, she’s got a down-home appeal, which endears her to the public. Astronaut Wives Club extends Swisher’s relationship with ABC and ABC Studios following her recent arc as Ariel on their series Once Upon A Time. »

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JoAnna Garcia Boards ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'

11 February 2014 10:53 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC's Astronaut Wives Club has cast its first wife. Once Upon a Time's JoAnna Garcia Swisher has boarded the summer series from executive producer Stephanie Savage, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Astronaut Wives Club hails from Fake Empire's Savage, who will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios vehicle via the banner she runs with Josh Schwartz. Fake Empire president of TV Len Goldstein and Schwartz will executive produce alongside Michael London's Groundswell.  The 1960s-set drama tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race.

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ABC Space Age Drama ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ Gets 10-Episode Order For Summer

5 February 2014 3:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ABC is adding a second homegrown original drama series for next summer with a 10-episode straight-to-series order to The Astronaut Wives Club. It will join Mistresses, set to return for a second season in the summer. Both series are produced by ABC Studios. The Astronaut Wives Club hails from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and Michael London’s Groundswell Productions. Based on Lily Koppel’s best-selling novel published last summer, the project had been on fast-track development since ABC took it in in October as a potential limited series for summer eyeing February-March start date.  Then 10 days ago, The Astronaut Wives Club was given a traditional pilot order. Today, that has been upped to a 10-episode pickup for what will likely be marketed as a limited “event” series for summer. I hear work on backup scripts is already underway. Written by Savage in her first TV writing »

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ABC Orders Stephanie Savage’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ To Series

5 February 2014 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A new take on the term “space race”: ABC has granted a 10-episode series order to “Gossip Girl” co-creator Stephanie Savage’s pilot about the spouses who stood beside the American astronauts exploring the final frontier.

The period drama, which is based Lily Koppel’s novel, will bow this summer. Savage, Josh Schwartz and Len Goldstein will executive produce through their ABC Studios-based Fake Empire, along with Michael London of Groundswell.

ABC’s other recent deals include a series pickup of untitled David O. Russell and Susannah Grant’s upstairs-downstairs soap set at a country club. Keep track of pilot season news with Variety’s TV pilots and development scorecard.

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