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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The show is not same without Claudia Joy. The writers made a big mistake by killing her character. Please bring her back.


Listen ! I served in the armed forces back in the early 80's! I got hook to this great show because I was able to relate! Just like everything else nothing good last forever ! But why Cjoy!! I want the writers of this show to get in the front leaning rest position and knocked them out ! For being a dum private!! LoL!!!


I guess this will be my last time to watch army wives.When something is good don't try to fix it. Cjoy was the best she held the group together.Will miss her greatly. So to fix that I will not be watching anymore. UNLESS she comes back.Thank you for listening. Do the right thing bring her back.


Brooke Shields? Really? Someone with NO depth in a show that we have come to love with people of depth that we could watch and believe their depth. Army Wives is not and will not be Army wives without KIM Delaney.


This was a stupid move to take cladia joy off the show.


Done watching
Too many new people. Not the same


I have loved warching army wives. Just saw a trailer for next week. Can't stand any of the new cast especially brooke shields. The writers of this show just destroyed one of the best shows on tv. You should all be fired for such a stupid move. I will not watch again you got rid of the most awesome cast to ever be in a series.


why do you keep taking off the cast on Army Wives, like someone said in the comment section, the original cast is what made the show. Why fix something if its not broke. Claudia Joy now, Roxy, Pamela, and Chase. When does it stop very disappointed.


I am a female retired 1SG that has experienced the life of the Army as both a soldier and a family member. One thing for sure is everything changes. Civilians don't understand how as soldiers and family members we have to adapt to changes in supervisors, soldiers who are reassigned to us, PCSing of close friends to other posts to start all over again. To know and understand the reality of a true military experience, these changes happen all the time. Wouldn't it be great if Hollywood could actually make that reality a winning show. I don't like that Claudia, ROXY, Trevor, Chase or Pamela won't be back but the reality of military life is this happens all the time but usually we don't get but an average of 3 years with our real life characters. Grace K


Why are you killing off the Holden Family? First you kill off Amandajoy and now claudiaJoy? And what about Jeremy? At least that was a little understandable since he was in the "army"? It's one thing to have characters leave the show but why kill them off? It doesn't allow the writers to make changes when they realize they should have listen to their viewers! Big mistake! Huge!!! I'm out!!!!

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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