Garcia Swisher’s “The Astronaut Wives Club” to Premiere on ABC in July

It’s shaping up to be an out of this world July for JoAnna Garcia Swisher

The 34-year-old half-Cuban American actress upcoming ABC drama series The Astronaut Wives Club will premiere on Thursday, July 24, according to the network’s just-released summer premiere schedule.

JoAnna Garcia Swisher

Based on Lily Koppel’s novel of the same name, the 10-episode summer series comes from ABC Studios and 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.

Garcia Swisher portrays 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.


In addition to the former Better With You star, the series will also star House starlet Odette Annable.


Here’s the network’s full schedule:


Thursday, April 24
10-11 PM – Black Box (Series Premiere)

Sunday, May 18
8-11 PM – The 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Monday, May 19
9:30-11 PM – The Bachelorette

Wednesday, May 21
10-11 PM – Motive

Monday, May 26
8-10 PM – The Bachelorette (Regular Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, May 27
8-10 PM – Extreme Weight Loss

Saturday, May 31
8-9 PM – Bet On Your Baby

Monday, June 2
10:01-11 PM – Mistresses

Thursday, June 5
8-8:30 PM – Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night

Thursday, June 19
8-9 PM – The Quest (New Series Premiere)

Sunday, June 22
7-9 PM – Wipeout (Special Two-Hour Premiere)
9-11 PM – Rising Star (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, June 24
10-11 PM – NY Med

Sunday, June 29
8-9 PM – Wipeout (Regular Time Period Premiere)

Thursday, July 17
10-11 PM – Rookie Blue

Thursday, July 24
9-10 PM – The Astronaut Wives Club (New Series Premiere)

Monday, August 4
8-10 PM – Bachelor In Paradise (New Series Premiere)

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