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The Army Has Its Code...The Wives Have Their Own
The news we've been dreading 
24th-Sep-2013 02:15 pm
Beaches
I'm not surprised but still... annoyed

Lifetime is closing the book on Army Wives.

The female-skewing cable network has opted to cancel its longest-running original scripted drama after seven seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The series, which hails from ABC Studios, wrapped its final season in June and will conclude with a two-hour retrospective special with the cast that will air early next year.

"There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape," Lifetime GM Rob Sharenow said of the series following women and their spouces and families living on an active Army post. "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. 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.”

Season seven averaged 2.5 million total viewers, down from season six's 3.2 million average. The Kim Delaney starrer returned in March without star Kim Delaney and co-star Sally Pressman having a reduced role. In a bid to replenish its ranks, Army Wivesadded Ashanti, Torrey DeVitto, Jesse McCartney and Brooke Shields, among others new regular and recurring players.

Army Wives helped put Lifetime on the original scripted series map. Moving forward, the network has drama Witches of East End due this fall as well as the second season of Marc Cherry's Devious Maids, among others,set for next year. Source

At least they're going to allow the show to wrap up story lines, which a lot of shows don't get. :(

Comments 
25th-Sep-2013 10:11 am (UTC)
well boo
25th-Sep-2013 10:47 am (UTC)
Well that sucks!

And actually ... from the sounds of that article, it doesn't sound like there will be a wrap up of story lines. If they are doing a 2 hour retrospective special ... thats really just "a look back over the past seven seasons" kind of deal. So most likely it will be interviews or round table, of the sorts!

I'm sad to see it go ... I was actually enjoying the new characters!
25th-Sep-2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
I loved this show, but I'm totally okay with this news. This past season wasn't the same without 3 of the original members of the "tribe" (and their spouses/family members) and I thought that the last episode of the season actually made a nice series finale. So, I'm not really surprised or upset. But I'll still watch the retrospective; I think it'll be interesting!
25th-Sep-2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
I just don't like the fact they left us hanging... I want to know who she chose!
26th-Sep-2013 01:03 am (UTC)
Ohh I forgot about that! I would kinda like to know that too.
26th-Sep-2013 03:05 am (UTC)
Brant mentioned on twitter either today or yesterday that he would like to think that Gloria chose him ;)
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