Lifetime’s veteran drama Army Wives, which was the network’s longest running drama series and was used to launch several other original dramas, has been cancelled after seven seasons, the network has announced. In addition, Lifetime has announced that they are planning a two-hour retrospective special with cast members to honor the series which will air early next year.
Based on the book Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank, Army Wives follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women, and one man, living with their spouses and families on an active army base. The series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller, Terry Serpico, Katelyn Pippy and Catherine Bell.
“There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape. By taking on a very relevant and timely issue, it has brilliantly captured the challenges our military families endure and the bravery they and their loved ones display while serving our country”, said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. “It has been an honor to be the home of Army Wives. We also want to thank Army Wives’ passionate legion of fans and everyone involved with the series: ABC Studios, Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin, Tanya Biank, every single cast member, as well as the crew and community of Charleston, South Carolina. Without their dedication, effort and loyalty, Army Wives’ seven wonderful seasons would not have been possible; and for that we are very grateful.”