Jill Biden, the wife of the U.S. Vice-President, agreed to play herself in a fourth season episode of the TV serial Army Wives.

In the episode, during a visit to an army base "Mud" declares: "I am happy to be here today as Second Lady, but I am even happier to be here as a military mom".

[The photo portrays actress Kim Delaney (right) and Second Lady of the U.S. Jill Biden (left).]

Army wives is the top-ranking serial on the Lifetime channel. Set on boosting public support for the GI’s, the programme garners 3.5 million spectators each week. It has been exported to English-speaking countries (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom) and to the Arab world (through the Saudi MBC network and Fox Series).

A private screening was arranged for Army officers on 28 July, while a public broadcasting has been scheduled for 8 August.