'Army Wives' canceled by Lifetime: Series to wrap with two-hour retrospective special
"Army Wives" will not be returning to the airwaves, Lifetime announced on Tuesday (Sept. 24). The long-running show will have its seven-season run honored with a two-hour retrospective special with cast members, however, due to air early next year.
Regarding the announcement, Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime, said, "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."
"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," he added. "Without their dedication, effort and loyalty, 'Army Wives' seven wonderful seasons would not have been possible; and for that we are very grateful."
Over the course of its run, "Army Wives" underwent several cast changes, with Catherine Bell and Wendy Davis the only remaining original Wives remaining at the end of Season 7.
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