The show underwent a bit of a transformation for season seven after losing one of the major characters, but the reinvention is not going to stick much, as Lifetime cancelled Army Wives after seven seasons, but, as Lifetime´s EVP and GM Rob Sharenow says: “There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape”; and therefore, the cabler is preparing a two hour special that will serve as the going away party the show deserves, with a retrospective, although no new storyline will appear in it.
The show served as a building block for Lifetime and helped launch several shows through the years, and even failing to get the same numbers as the previous season, in its late run managed to premiere to over 2 million viewers; so the decision to cancel Army Wives lets the show go out while still relevant, as it surely deserves, after seven long years of being the cabler´s staple.
Sharenow added: “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.”
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