Army Wives: Cancelled by Lifetime; No Season Eight

Army Wives canceledLifetime has cancelled Army Wives, their long-running drama, after seven seasons. While there won’t be an eighth season, the cable channel has plans for a two-hour retrospective special with castmembers which will air in early 2014.

Army Wives follows the lives of a diverse group of women living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. Created by Katherine Fugate, the series 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.

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.”

What do you think? Are you sorry that there won’t be an eighth season of Army Wives? Do you think the special should wrap up the storylines in some way?

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  1. says

    So sad to see this series end, loyal fan and have watched time/dates closely to be sure not to miss episode or new season. So disappointed this is not being renewed, had a lot of reality at a time so many families in the military/civil service making numerous and ultimate sacrifices for their country.
    To all the staff, hope you know how much each character will be missed, by many loyal fans!

    • Tommie L. Byford says

      Here you had a great TV show going and cancelled it. Then before you cancelled it you didn’t even have an ending to the TV series. You have about 2 million disappointed viewers. I am one of the 2 million disappointed viewers.

  2. Evette says

    Why did you take off Army Wife’s it was the best show on TV my husband love’s it. Way not cancel other shows I could give you a list of shows that need to go. From what I can see their is a lot of people that have posted how upset they are about you canceling Army Wife’s.
    it’s sad to see you have taken this wonderful show off the air.

  3. Dionne says

    I just loved Army Wives. I cannot believe it has been canceled. I really hate the shows you are showing witches, ghosts stories and dance moms. Bring back Army Wives.

  4. Cindy says

    I am truly sad to see Army Wives end. Every season when it ended I could not wait for the next season. I work a lot of hours and do not dedicate time to tv, but I did not miss a single episode of Army Wives. I even started purchasing each season on DVDs. Please reconsider. There are so many other shows that I have seen previews of that I believe should not be on the air.


    • Tommie L. Byford says

      When they took Army Wives off the air I was very disappointed. They didn’t even have an ending to the show last season. At the end of last season they had the general and the Air Force Col starting to date and get together. Now we will not know what happens since they took the show off. Army Wives was very entertaining. These people that set around at home and do there little surveys and put down that they don’t like the show and then send it into your station they are only a small part of the viewers. These are the people that really do not appreciate good entertainment. You can’t go by the surveys they send in. So please bring back Army wives. I don’t know what show you put in place of Army Wives, but I am sure it isn’t being watched as much. Thank you.

  5. Debbie Denton says

    It is cancelled because it is not one of the other hundreds of mindless, naked bodies on television show that seems to be the choice of the popular people. It is too bad another great show down the tubes…for what?? The story lines were great, realistic, emotional, true to heart and worth tuning into every week. Shame on whoever made the decision to cancel one of the last great shows on television.

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  7. Christine S says

    What a great show, Very sorry to see it end. Lifetime is taking a big risk with viewers. Army wives was one of the few good shows left on this network.

  8. Pat Wilver says

    Cannot believe you’ve cancelled the show. Besides the new movies that you have added again, Army Wives has been a great addition to your network. Do hope that with change in some characters that there is some new beginnings or closures that can give us a clue as to what was going to happen.
    There are too many reality shows that have taken over Lifetime network that I do not even care to watch it anymore and this network had been one of my favorites.

  9. Mary M Haboush Giraud says

    I am brokenhearted that they are canceling the show it was one of my most favorite I look forward to watching every season, knowing people in the military this brought some real emotions while watching the show, it’s sad they can’t continue on with it, but have to say the origins cast is the best

  10. Kim says

    I believe if they have canceled the show, they should at least do something as a farewell and something with the characters as in a good bye for each individual or as a group…. this was an awesome show… I have never been into a series before such as this one… and why did it get canceled?? SHould at least be able to give it a good finish for a last show….

  11. Ethel Oatman says

    I wished you would change your mind about canceling Army Wives, it was a great show, I have watched it from the beginning. I guess i’ll have to look forward to seeing the 2 hour special. I am really mad. it was a good show, that the whole family could watch. I hate mort of the reality shows, couldn’t care less about them.

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