Saying goodbye to a great TV show is never easy. But saying goodbye to a great TV show that only lasted one full season is simply a downright travesty. Such is the case for ABC's latest hit drama, The Astronaut Wives Club, which sadly has yet to be picked up for a second season. Granted, having a one-and-done season seems to have been the show's desired plan all along, but that doesn't change the fact that many fans are hopeful and eager to see these dynamic characters back on their small screens for a second go around. But can that actually happen? Will there be a Season 2 of The Astronaut Wives Club?
Admittedly, the odds aren't looking too good right now, however, I'm trying to remain as optimistic as I can for the time being. These phenomenal women have so much story left to tell and it would be a shame if the actresses were denied the opportunity to explore that for more than just a 10 episode arc. Not to mention that the time period this is all taking place in is filled with so many historic moments, both good and bad. It'd be great to see how these characters would respond to them.
So just in case the writers need a little extra incentive, here are a few iconic events that happened throughout the 1970s (post-Apollo 13) that the show can and should cover if a second season does, in fact, occur. (*fingers crossed*)
The Watergate Scandal (1972)
I'm sure these ladies would have plenty to say about this major political faux pas and provide us with a bevy of super sassy retorts. Oh to be a fly on that wall.
America's First Space Station, Skylab, Is Launched (1973)
Given that this show is about the wives of astronauts, it would make sense to still acknowledge and cover the many different accomplishments NASA launched throughout the years. (Pun very much intended!)
Saturday Night Live! Premieres (1975)
Can you imagine if these characters were to host SNL? Guys, I don't just want this to happen. I need this to happen.
Elvis Dies (1977)
You just know they would give the King a proper sendoff. I'm thinking some sort of dance party would definitely be in order.
Margaret Thatcher Becomes The First Woman Prime Minister (1979)
They would be so thrilled to see a woman make such great strides in the political and career-orientied arena. It's called girl power, fellas. Get used to it.
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