Army Wives Renewed For Season 7; Kim Delaney Likely Out

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Army Wives has been renewed for a seventh season by Lifetime, but star Kim Delaney likely won't be returning for the 13-episode run in 2013, according to Deadline. Other cast members are also in limbo.

Nevertheless, the renewal is official, Lifetime and ABC Studios confirmed today.

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

This was far from a given; Army Wives' Season 6 finale this summer was certainly tied up in a manner that could have ended the series altogether. Now that it's coming back, the question turns to the characters.

Army Wives Cast Picture

New cast member Kelli Williams, introduced last season in what many felt was a move to ensure a smooth transition if Delaney were to leave, will be back, along with Catherine Bell, who signed a two-year deal in May.

It's unclear if any other cast members are under agreement to return.

Delaney's departure has not been confirmed by the network. What do you think of Army Wives returning potentially without Claudia Joy? Can it survive without her, or any of the other characters?

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Claudia Joy, Roxy, Pamala, Denise have been the show for 6 years, they are
the show, now with Claudia Joy gone and Roxy and Pamala seem to have moved
doesn't look like they will be in the show much, so after 6 years not sure
I Will watch any more. doesn't matter who you bring in it's not the same.


Where did everyone go? Claudia Joy, Pamela, Roxy, now Roland. I loved this show I can't believe the original cast is gone


i love watching army wives from the beginning, and now i dont feel like watching without Claudia Joy, shes the best and shes the one who can bring everyone together....awwww im gonna miss her on the show, please bring her back, because this is the best show and i love it..please bring her back, if its not, then im doe watching this wives all the way...


Claudia Joy gone!!!Why???Army wives without Kim Delaney is not Army Wives..My last time watching.I will find something else to take that time slot...Bad choice writers....


what happened to Jackie clarks husband?


Dumbest thing ive ever seen this show do will try an episode but seriously have no fait i mean really brooke n ashanti has ur taste gone out the window uve killed the original cast that mde this show wut it was i mean really claudia joy roxy n pam i ha ent liked gloria or the other girl from day 1


I'm glad Claudia Joy is gone. She was so annoying. I looooove roxy and Trevor though. Have them come back!


I am so disappointed in the changes. Claudia Joy ws an integral part of the show as were all the original cast. I think it is a very bad move not to leave her as a part of the show. I really cannot stand Brooke Shields so this may be the last of watching the show for me. Too many people I love no longer on the show and people I don't coming on. So ... sorry, I am just not excited to see it any more.


RIP, Claudia Joy -- and Army Wives..............


Yes, I'm also disappointed that they killed of Claudia Joy, and are bringing Brooke "not-so-talented" Shields in her stead as a pilot? Puh-leeze! Seriously, though, we have to give Lifetime credit for going beyond their usual 3-season limit -- anyone remember "Strong Medicine" and "The Division" -- 2 other excellent shows -- that were around to get hooked on, only to see them quietly disappear? It could be this move is an effort to slowly fade out yet another outstanding program -- okay, in life, and in the military, death is dealt with on a regular basis --- but, of ALL the characters -- Claudia Joy -- especially when her daughter was killed off a few seasons ago (that girl looked remarkably like Kim!) -- it's like killing off the head of a giant monster -- it would end up aimlessly wandering -- or a ship without a captain -- that's how important her anchor character was to Army Wives. I hope that Kim gets to work somewhere else very soon -- as she is an outstanding actress, and certainly did not deserve this dismissal! I also like the rest of the cast -- but, BROOKE SHIELDS? Are you SERIOUS? R. I. P., Army Wives & Claudia Joy -- I will miss you! (I'll still watch 'til the bitter end!)

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Army Wives Quotes

Give me everything you've got, baby doll, or you're gonna be looking at me from the floor.


Michael Holden: Claudia Joy Holden, after 17 years of marriage my heart still skips a beat every time I look at you.
Claudia Joy Holden: Michael James Holden, after 17 years of marriage I can't believe that tired old line of yours still works.

Army Wives Music

  Song Artist
Tangled up Tangled Up Gareth Dunlop iTunes
Song Pulling on a Line The Great Lake Swimmers iTunes
Bright morning stars Bright Morning Stars Abigail Washburn iTunes