Lifetime announced today that Army Wives, its longest running series, will not return for an eighth season.
To pay tribute to the drama that just wrapped its seventh season on June 9, Lifetime is planning a two-hour retrospective special with cast members that will air early next year.
“There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime, in a statement. “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.
“It has been an honor to be the home of Army Wives,” he said. “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.”
Army Wives starred Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Wendy Davis, Brigid Brannagh and Kelli Williams and followed the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. It was based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank, who served as a consultant.