Gabrielle Union Joins “Army Wives”

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Lifetime is looking to spin off the military drama “Army Wives” with a show featuring Gabrielle Union.

According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Lifetime is taking another step toward launching an “Army Wives” spinoff, casting Gabrielle Union in a pivotal role and planning an “embedded pilot” that will air this season.

The network has been developing a “Wives”-inspired crime drama during recent months under executive vp entertainment JoAnn Alfano. Now the project is moving to the next level, with Lifetime airing a special “Wives” episode near the end of the current fourth season that will set the stage to launch the potential series.

In the episode, “Wives” regular Pamela Moran (Brigid Brannagh) returns to her former career and becomes a detective with the Atlanta police department. Union will play her partner, Detective Gina Holt.

In 2009, Union appeared in nine episodes of the short-lived sci-fi series “FlashForward” and four episodes of the defunct “Life.”

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