Torrey DeVitto and Ashanti Cast on Army Wives Season 7

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A Vampire Diaries star and a singer are on their way to Lifetime.

The network has announced that Torrey DeVitto (TVD, Pretty Little Liars) and Ashanti have been cast as series regular on Army Wives Season 7, following that a major shake-up on that series, which will include the death of Kim Delaney's Claudia.

Torrey DeVitto Promo Pic

Torrey DeVitto (pictured) will portray Maggie Hall, an ex-soldier and current truck driver who is married to a staff sergeant and who left the Army to become a mother.

Ashanti - who has appeared on such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and American Dreams - will take on Latasha Durant a mother of three with firm control over her family.

Deadline also reports that newcomer Elle McLemore will come on board as Holly Gordon, a country girl who recently married a soldier.

Production on Season 7 gets underway this month.

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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