TCA: Lifetime Picks Up Second Season of Army Wives


Lifetime picked up its hit series Army Wives for a second season.

Eighteen new episodes will premiere in Spring, 2008. The renewal comes

as no surprise – the drama, from The Mark Gordon Company/ABC Studios,

has been the network's highest-rated series ever, averaging 3.6

million viewers since its June premiere.

The women's network announced season two at its presentation today

during the Television Critics Association press tour.

Bridging the gap between the two seasons will be a new two-hour,

psychic-themed Friday-night reality block set to debut Oct. 12, and

the second season of the acquired vampire drama Blood Ties, which

premieres Oct. 13.

The Friday night block will be new reality series America's Psychic

Challenge at 9 p.m., and the second season of the reality series Lisa

Williams: Life Among the Dead at 10 p.m.

Blood Ties' second season returns with back-to-back new episodes at 9

p.m. and 10 p.m. on Oct. 13 and will run for five weeks.

One more scheduling note out of TCA – the network's Carson

Kressley-hosted makeover series How To Look Good Naked will premiere

in January.