'Army Wives' Renewed by Lifetime for Seventh Season

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September 21st, 2012

via press release:


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.



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.



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®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ 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.

  • PoliticalVorTechZach

    What took them so long? They would be idiots to end the show….

  • Stan

    Hope they announce a new season for Drop Dead Diva soon. If there is one show that is consistent in the ratings, it’s Drop Dead Diva

  • bob

    That is good news. Now bring back the LeBlanc’s for God’s sake.

  • Jared

    With all the new pilots Lifetime has ordered I believe Drop Dead Diva is pretty much a goner.

  • City Kitty

    Hoo Ya!!!!

    Guess that means they weren’t all killed off in the last episode plane crash!

    Is Kim Delaney ever coming back?

  • Storm

    I believe DDD will be back for a final season :)

  • Ellen in NYC

    @City Kitty,
    I just read that Kim Delaney may exit, but maybe that’s just a ruse to divert everyone’s attention to her MIA status. I assume she’s in rehab. Maybe they need to see how it goes.

  • Magnus Shier

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  • Shanice

    Thank God, I was getting worried after the season finale! But, to be perfectly honest, I don’t know what I’m going to do now that we lost Pamela and her family and the LeBlanc’s!

  • KS

    What do you mean by renewed for lifetime?

  • KS

    Never mind..Never mind..its the name of a network..just got after actually reading the post!!

  • lisa

    i am so glad that there will be another episode of army wives..this is one of my favorite shows..if everyone would go back and watch the other episodes of army wives..they would fall in love with this show and people..alot of people can relate to this show and what goes on in life..i hope they keep this showing running even after 2013..i know alot of people can’t wait to see next season..keep up the good work life time..we love army wives..lisa from ky

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