"Army Wives," the longest-running series on Lifetime, has been canceled by the cable network, it was announced today.
The show wrapped up its seventh season in June and will not return for a farewell run. Instead, Lifetime will produce a two-hour retrospective special with cast members that will air early next year.
Regarding the announcement, Rob Sharenow, executive vice president and general manager of Lifetime, said in a statement, "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."
He added, "It has been an honor to be the home of "Army Wives." We also want to thank (the show's) passionate legion of fans and everyone involved with the series. ..."
"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, Ashanti, Torrey DeVitto, Elle McLemore, Jesse McCartney, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller, Alyssa Diaz, J.J. Soria, Joshua Henry and Burgess Jenkins, among others.
It is based on the book, "Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives," by Tanya Biank, who served as a consultant. The series was created by Katherine Fugate.