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Army Wives Canceled, Series Retrospective Announced for 2014

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Lifetime has closed down its longest-running base.

The network announced today that it has pulled the plug on Army Wives, following a seventh season that featured many new cast members.

A two-hour retrospective will air some time in early 2014.

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Said Lifetime Executive Vice President and General Manager Rob Sharenow in a statement:

“There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape. 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…. We also want to thank Army Wives’ passionate legion of fans and everyone involved with the series: ABC Studios, Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin, Tanya Biank, every single cast member, as well as the crew and community of Charleston, South Carolina.”

Throughout its run, Army Wives received numerous accolades: two Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media; a Sentinel for Health Award from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Norman Lear Center; an NAACP Image Award; and a NAMIC Award.

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    Can't believe this. I looked forward to this show, being a former female soldier and now an army wife, i can totally relate to this show. But Lifetime network chooses to put other "reality" based shows on. I will not watch this channel now.

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    Bring back bring back bring back. Best shoulder ever was

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    Truly upset that Army Wives will not continue. Don't understand why!!!!
    Lifetime should be ashamed. Need to bring it BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Why do you cancel a show which has such a big fan base?
    Its a great show,finally something I could identify with
    and looked forward to. As a former army wife I looked at this show with repect and joy since it show real life situations. Don't cancel it. Keep it on the air. Cancel some other junk like Honey Boo Boo or dance moms.

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    This is a big mistake Army Wives was such a good show I never missed it. Would watch it on line again what are you thinking lifetime. Really we put up with shows like Honey boo boo and Duck Dynasty and all the other reality shows TV is going to crap. 1st you cancel Client List and now Army Wives. Very very disappointed the network needs to get there head out of there back side and bring this show back PLEASE

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    @ Dea

    Anything good Lifetime is going to lose a lot of followers. Cancel that screeching women on the dance moms cancel the whole thing lifetime movies are a joke lifetime is a joke!!!! Loved Army Wives and the Client list gone. Crap is taking its mplace

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    Unbelievable....I myself truly thought that Army Wives was the best show on tv. I never missed an episode and was looking forward to a new season. But, in reality, you Lifetime, directors, writers, producers, whoever.....screwed it up when you took all the "original" characters off. But I was still looking forward to it. In the back of my mind I was hoping that you would bring some of the original cast members back, eventually. You all screwed up cancelling this one.

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    As a former army wife I have related to. I have cried with. But most of all I have truly. Respected all of the character's on the show army wives. It is hard to find something that deals with the truth and warmth of real life but ya'll did it and I hate to see it go. Forever a fan.
    Peggy from cincinnati

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    Very sad that Lifetime takes off a wonderful program, bringing into light "real life"
    happenings versus ridiculous shows as Honey Boo Boo, etc.-senseless! Army Wives received all these various awards and had an outstanding original cast. This was one program that I truly looked forward to each Sunday. Very sad to see this excellent show get canned. I am sure Lifetime ratings will take big hit. It is with me!

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    Really sad army wives is being cancelled!!!!!!!!PleAse bring it back! it is the only show my family watches together!!!!!!!!!! I will lose my family time if you do not bring it back!!!!!!!!!

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    I have watched this show from the very beginning. As a wife of a retired Army soldier I value the respect and loyalty to the soldiers and their families on the show as I lived this military life for 20 years. I agree with the comments of other viewers, take off the reality shows, they are so over dramatic and unrealistic, lets show support for our men and women who wear the uniform and the families who support them for their decisions. I have made many great friendships at many different Army posts through the years and I am so thankful we had each other to lean on for support or just to watch each others kids for a little quite time or to run errands. The cancelation of Army Wives disappoints me.




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