BETTY GRISSOM DEALS WITH LIFE WITHOUT GUS,
ON "THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB" ON ABC
"Abort" - Betty Grissom faces the grim reality that her husband, Gus, is gone. With Gus having died while preparing for a NASA mission, Betty must move forward planning his funeral and a life without him. After receiving word that Gus' death may have been preventable, Betty is determined to get answers in Gus' death and embarks on a battle for justice, on "The Astronaut Wives Club," THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 (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 are Evan Handler as Duncan Porter, Nora Zehetner as Marilyn See, Alexa Havins as Pat White, Elaine Carroll as Harriet Eisele, Ryan Doom as Donn Eisele and Blake Lee as Young Man. "Abort'" was written by Liz Tigelaar and directed by Patrick Norris.
"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.