TRUDY TAKES ON A CAUSE FOR WOMEN IN SPACE,
ON "THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB" ON ABC
"Flashpoint" - As the struggle for Civil Rights upends the nation, the Astrowives fight their own battles in their marriages and the world at large. Trudy learns of attempts to quash a budding astronaut training program for women, and John Glenn considers a run for public office, on "The Astronaut Wives Club" airing THURSDAY, JULY 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"The Astronaut Wives Club" stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom; Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter; Dominique McElligott as Louise Shepard; Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper; Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton; Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn; Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra; Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepard; Bret Harrison as Gordo Cooper; Wilson Bethel as Scott Carpenter; Kenneth Mitchell as Deke Slayton; Joel Johnstone as Gus Grissom; Sam Reid as John Glenn and Aaron McCusker as Wally Schirra.
Guest starring Luke Kirby as Max Kaplan, Mercedes Mason as Dot Bingham, Haley Strode as Jane Conrad, Antonio Bernath as Susan Borman, Nora Zehetner as Marilyn See and Gary Grubbs as Cal Butterfield. "Flashpoint" was written by Derek Simonds and directed by Elodie Keene.
"The Astronaut Wives Club" is executive produced by Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl," "The O.C."); Josh Schwartz ("The O.C"; "Chuck"); Len Goldstein ("The Carrie Diaries," "Hart of Dixie"); Michael London ("Milk," "Appaloosa") and Janice Williams ("All Good Things," "The Hollars"). The series is produced by ABC Studios, Fake Empire and Groundswell and is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.