IT'S A NEW WORLD ORDER ON "THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB," AUGUST 13
"The Dark Side" - As the country seems to spiral out of control, the wives struggle to find their place in the new world order. Wally's career at NASA ends, and Jo must redefine her role and priorities. Louise wrestles with the fear of losing her husband as Alan considers undergoing risky surgery that will determine his future. Susan Borman grapples with uncertainty as the Apollo 8 mission goes where no man has been before, on "The Astronaut Wives Club" airing THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 (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 Evan Handler as Duncan Porter, William McNamara as Robert Kennedy, Elaine Carroll as Harriet Eisele, Ryan Doom as Donn Eisele, Jon Abrahams as Frank Borman, Antonia Bernath as Susan Borman, Jimmy Deshler as Marty Schirra and Holley Fain as Marilyn Lovell. "The Dark Side" was written by Casallina Kisakye and Katie Schwartz and directed by Jon Amiel.
"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,D,L,V parental guideline.