'Army Wives' cast enjoys red carpet treatment at Cinnebarre premier event

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) – The stars of the hit Lifetime show "Army Wives" received red carpet treatment Sunday night as the show premiered its fifth season.

The drama is filmed in Charleston and North Charleston and the fifth season of the show premiered Sunday night. The stars and other special guests gathered at Cinnabarre in Mt. Pleasant for a special showing of the episode Sunday.

Members of the cast say there are plenty of reasons fans should be excited about this new season.

"There's a lot of really intense emotion that happens this year," said actress Catherine Bell. "It's quite a roller coaster ride."

"Army Wives" is the most successful show in Lifetime's 26-year history.

"We're really excited to get this thing on its feet and see what the response from our audience is going to be," Terry Serpico said. "We're very proud of the show."

The show first started filming in the Lowcountry back in 2006. In the past year, film producers have spent $32 million in South Carolina while the state paid $7 million in incentives.

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