Army Wives was an American drama television series that followed the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families. The series premiered on Lifetime on June 3, 2007 and ran for seven seasons, ending on June 9, 2013 . The show had the largest series premiere in Lifetime's 23-year history, and the largest viewership in the 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm time slot since December 2007 for Lifetime. It received favorable reviews and several award nominations, and won five ASCAP Awards and one Gracie Allen Award.
On September 21, 2012, the show was picked up for a thirteen-episode seventh season to air in 2013. In November 2012, it was confirmed that season 6 main cast members Catherine Bell, Wendy Davis, Terry Serpico, Brian McNamara, Kelli Williams, Alyssa Diaz, and Joseph Julian Soria would return as regulars. Kim Delaney's character, who did not appear in the final episodes of the sixth season, was written out. Season seven premiered in the United States on March 10, 2013, at 9 pm Eastern on Lifetime, and concluded on June 9, 2013.
On September 24, 2013, Lifetime canceled the series after seven seasons. The network confirmed a two-hour retrospective special with cast members to celebrate the series that aired on March 16, 2014.