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South Carolina Lands
First TV Series

Touchstone Television's new ensemble drama series, Army Wives, starring Kim Delaney (NYPD Blue) and Catherine Bell (Jag) was picked up by the Lifetime Network for 12 episodes and will be shot in the Charleston area. This is the State's first television series and marked another major milestone for recruiting film and television projects to the Palmetto State in 2006 as a result of the new film incentive package championed by Governor Mark Sanford that was adopted in July.

"We're pleased that our efforts to secure more aggressive film incentives continue to pay dividends for South Carolina," said Gov. Sanford. "Landing a television series will provide a great economic benefit to the Charleston area during production."

Led by the creative team behind current TV hits Grey's Anatomy and Criminal Minds, Army Wives revolves around a sassy young woman from the wrong side of the tracks who marries a soldier and moves her kids onto an Army base, where she befriends a diverse group of Army wives. Samantha Corbin-Miller has been named the executive producer of the series and her past credits include serving as a writer on CBS' Cold Case, an excutive producer/writer on UPN's Kevin Hill, and co-excutive producer/writer on NBC's Crossing Jordan.

It is the first project Touchstone Television, a division of the Walt Disney Company, has shot in South Carolina. Production crews and actors were in Charleston this past fall shooting the pilot.

Touchstone will begin pre-production preparations this month with shooting beginning in late February and continuing through May, with possible post-production work wrapping up in June.