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Army Wives: Season Seven for Lifetime TV Series

season seven of Army Wives on LifetimeAs hinted at by Catherine Bell, Lifetime has ordered a seventh season of their popular Army Wives TV series. The cable channel has ordered 13 episodes this time around — one of the show’s smallest episode orders — though they could order more at a later date. Seasons one and five had this few episodes while the others have had between 18 and 23 installments apiece.

The Lifetime announcement notes the sixth season cast but doesn’t mention who will or who won’t be back for the seventh round of episodes. As far as we know, only Bell has been locked in with a new contract.

Here’s the press release:

LIFETIME ORDERS ANOTHER TOUR OF DUTY FOR “ARMY WIVES”

Hit Drama’s Seventh Season to Feature 13 All-New Episodes for 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 21, 2012) – Lifetime has renewed its hit drama Army Wives for a seventh season with a 13 episode order for a 2013 return, it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks.

Regarding the announcement, Sharenow said, “Army Wives is a very special program. It’s rare to find a series that connects with viewers and resonates so powerfully after six straight seasons, and we couldn’t be prouder to have it return to Lifetime next year.”

Averaging 3.2 million Total Viewers, Army Wives’ sixth season, which concluded September 9 and was the number one ad-supported cable series in its premiere time period among Women 18+, follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women – and one man – living with their spouses and families on an active army post.

The series’ sixth season starred Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller, Terry Serpico, Kelli Williams and Catherine Bell, and also featured Kellie Martin, Alyssa Diaz and JJ Soria. Produced by ABC Studios, with Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin serving as executive producers, the series is based on the book Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank, who serves as a consultant.

ABOUT ABC STUDIOS

ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across television and emerging digital platforms. As a key content driver for the ABC Entertainment Group, the studio has produced multiple seasons of primetime series, such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Castle,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Private Practice,” “Army Wives” and “Criminal Minds,” which have fed the company’s distribution pipelines worldwide with programming and related product lines. During the 2011-12 season (September-May), ABC Studios claimed 4 of the top 5 broadcast dramas among Adults 18-49, with “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Once Upon a Time,” Criminal Minds” and “Desperate Housewives.” “Grey’s Anatomy” stood as the season’s top-rated drama overall in the key young adult sales demo, and “Once Upon a Time” ranked as the # 1 new drama, finishing as TV’s highest-rated freshman drama in 4 years – since the 2007-08 season. ABC Studios continues its history of producing memorable television programming with the recent orders of seven new series set to debut during the 2012-2013 television season (“Malibu Country,” “Zero Hour,” “Red Widow,” “The Neighbors,” “Family Tools,” “Nashville” and “Mistresses”), along with the recent renewal of “Perception” on TNT, comedy “Cougar Town” premiering on TBS on January 8, 2013, and new drama “Devious Maids” premiering on Lifetime in 2013.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Lifetime Television is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. The network posted major growth in viewership among the key demographics in Second Quarter 2012 versus Second Quarter 2011, posting a 13% jump among Women 18-49, +5% among Adults 18-49 and +1% in Women 25-54. Additionally, among Women 18-49, Lifetime marked the network’s strongest 2Q growth in 10 years. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Army Wives is returning for another season? How long would you like to see it continue?

 

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Bonnie May 27, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Since most of the original casts have gone, it is not the same as before. Do not look forward to watching the show as before. What happened to the ones that left?????

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Dotty March 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I’m confused! I thought the last season was the last season?? It sure looked it but I am gald it is back. I just happened to turn the channels last night and saw it again. I knew they had to somehow kill off Kim Delaney due to her alcoholism in real life. Sorry to see that! I rememer her when she was a very young lady appearing on a soap operat.

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doris March 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Love Army wives was an airforce wife and find it very realistic

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jamie February 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm

i love this show. my dad was in service.so i love watching the show on tv . it shows that there is men and women that serves our country and also my dad i would hate to see the show go off air

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jamie February 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm

i love this show my dad was in service and i love watching it. it shows that there is men and women that serves our country and also my dad i would hate to see the show go off air

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Ervin.Hannah Jr. February 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Being an Army Veteran,,I find this show is very entertaining. It is very realistic and I jope it stays on for many years to come. Thankyou for another season

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Jack February 11, 2013 at 10:32 pm

This series illustrates incredible development of integrity. I hope that it continues for another full season, and that it upholds it’s reputation.

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Pauline February 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm

YES DEFINITELY KEEP THIS SERIES GOING AND GOING. IT’S SUCH AN EXCELLENT SHOW I HOPE IT GOES ON AND ON FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS.

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Leslie January 17, 2013 at 12:50 am

I love the show and hated the way it left us. I look so forward to seeing it return. Thank you for haveing a new series in 2013. Its got to be one of the best series I have seen in a long time.

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Sharon January 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

I love this show, I would like it to air indefinately!! Looking forward for the Season seven in 2013

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sarah January 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

PLEASE keep this show on TV!! My husband & I love the show…one thing we watch together other than sports!!

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Jennifer Kanan December 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I hope to see more season’s of Army wives it is one of my favorite shows.

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jennie stultz November 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

thank you so much i love this show and the cast .i look forward to watching every week

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Sheila November 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

This is my favorite show, please keep it on!!

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Beverly October 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I love the show…..please don’t take it off !! Looking forward to seeing the new 2013 shows.

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Diana January 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I love this show, one of the best to ever air on tv, please keep it going.

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