Army Wives canceled by Lifetime after 7 seasons

Army Wives Canceled

After seven season, Lifetime’s Army Wives is getting a ceremonious finale: Even though the final episode aired in June, the network will air a two-hour retrospective in early 2014.

“There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape,” said Lifetime’s executive vice-president Rob Sharenow. “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.”

The longest-running series on Lifetime, Army Wives focused on the lives and struggles of a fictional group of women (and occasional men) on an active Army base. It was based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank and featured a large cast of actresses.

The show won positive ratings throughout its run. The final season pulled an average 2.5 million viewers per episode. Still, there was occasional criticism of the show’s portrayal of Army life, with some saying the characters came across as overly dramatic or wealthy.

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