'Coming Home' to team up with 'Army Wives'

Lifetime is pairing up its drama hit “Army Wives” with an unscripted series about U.S. soldiers returning home for surprise family reunions.

“Coming Home,” which received an order for 13 hourlong episodes, will premiere at 10 p.m. March 6, immediately following the season-five premiere of “Wives.”

All five branches of the U.S. military will be represented in the series, which is exec produced by Tom Forman (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Star Price (“The Amazing Race”). RelativityReal, the joint venture of Forman and Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh, is the shingle behind the show.

Matt Rogers, a former “American Idol” round-of-12 finalist, will host. It’s his second hosting gig in recent years, following CBS’ “There Goes the Neighborhood.”

“Wives,” Lifetime’s most-watched series, averaged 3.2 million viewers in its fourth season.

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