September 24, 2013

Lifetime announced today that Army Wives will not be returning. The drama, which is the network's longest-running series, ends after seven seasons and 117 episodes.

In a press release, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime, Rob Sharenow 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. 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.”

To honor the show and say farewell, a 2-hour retrospective special featuring the show's cast is being planned for early 2014.

(Source: TV by the Numbers)