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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I Watched army wives since the beginning i would be very disappointed to see any of the cast members leave,because like someone else said this show is like joining a family. I Have gotten attached to each member and seeing that Pamela and chase wasn't there for the last season disappointed me,i hope you guys bring all the cast back because it just isn't the same with out them,if you guys don't bring all of them back i wont be watching


I have watched this show from the beginning but only through
season 5. I barely watched any of season 6 without the original
cast nenbers, and I won't be watching it anymore. I can't stand
a show to get us hooked and loving it and then change the characters.
I am done with this show and for me it ended with season 5. Perfect ending.


I wish Kim Delaney would come back! She and Roxy make the show. I am not sure I will continue watching if Catherine Bell is the only returning star. You can get rid of Kelli Williams. She ruins the morality of the show and does not fit in. What about the returning guys?


Please bring back all the original characters especially kim delaney just kill off kelli martin. Please don't stop the show.


I think the show will survive the loss of Kim Delaney, but it just will not be the same without Roxy or Pamela. I'm real happy that Catherine Bell has signed on again. Those three I think are the core of the army wives. Without them it just won't be the same.


I love watching army wives,can't wait for the new season to start.Please leave the original characters. Bring in new characters but Please keep the original cast, all of them.You have a great show don't mess it up.


"If it ain't broke don't fix it." Keep all the original cast and strengthen and improve the story lines. Kim Delaney's character, Claudia Joy, was not inspiring of late. Too many health issues. Denise and Frank are the strongest characters as are Roxy and Trevor.


I've watched Army Wives from the begining. I've watched every episode. I have to say losing Pamela and Chase was disappointing and losing Claudia Joy would be also. BUT, I like the new cast members. I was more disappointed when I thought Gloria was gone for good. The show has showed life's changes with the new cast members. For instance, when the show fist started Roxy was new to the army way and constantly making mistakes or getting frustrated. With the other wives help we saw her grow and mature though. Now Gloria is the new Roxy and I love it. I didn't like Jackie at first, but now that they've shown her as a real person not an ice queen, I like her too. And, I absolutely adore Charlie. I think the only person I'd have a real problem with them losing is Roland. I think having the one guy they can all talk to is needed in the show. Unless they do something really stupid with the cast or script I'll watch it till they call it done.


The show has lost its heart without Claudia Joy. It's not the same for me. If Roxie goes too I'm finished.


This is to the all the military wives, y'all of all ppl should know that nothing stay the same. Especially in the military ppl always come n go. they still have Pamela n chase n some shows. This might not last long, but irl, it don't either. Just enjoy it while it is here :-)

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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