By NELLIE ANDREEVA
Lifetime’s “Army Wives” will not be returning for an eighth season. To recognize the show, Lifetime’s longest running series, 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,” Lifetime’s EVP and GM Rob Sharenow said. “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.”
Through the years, “Army Wives,” which follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women living with their spouses and families on an active Army post, has starred Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Wendy Davis, Brigid Brannagh, Kelli Williams, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Brooke Shields and Ashanti.
Last season marked the first without original co-star Delaney, with Bell as the only remaining original “wife.” The series was injected with new blood, Ashanti, Brooke Shields and Torrey DeVitto, but it was slow out of the gate with 2.3 million viewers for its premiere, down a million from last year.