'Supernatural'... 'Cheers'... 'Friends'... and... 'Army Wives.'
Seven seasons is an incredibly impressive feat by any scripted series, Comedy or Drama, and Lifetime has now bestowed that honor upon their hit drama 'Army Wives.'
Lifetime has ordered thirteen new episodes for their long-running series--plenty of time for more dramatic twists and turns. The sixth season of 'Army Wives' ended only last week; the numbers do not lie and the persistent popularity of the somewhat under-the-radar series cannot be denied, averaging 3.2 million viewers.
For those unfamiliar with the Lifetime series, it is based on the book "Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage" by series consultant Tanya Biank. 'Army Wives' stars Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller, Terry Serpico and Kelli Williams.
Fans will likely remember Kim Delaney from 'NYPD Blue' and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.' Delaney has played 'Army Wives' mainstay Claudia Joy Holden for six seasons, along with beautiful but less-recognizable Wendy Davis as Claudia's friend Joan.
ABC Studios was clearly seeking a cost-effective way to keep 'Army Wives' in production, but was wary enough of the waning popularity of the series to consider moving production of the show to California. 'Army Wives' producers applied for the California TV Tax Credit Lottery, but was not picked; as such, production of the show will remain in South Carolina, in keeping with the former seasons. The announcement of a seventh season proves that Lifetime is confident enough to keep the series afloat despite its cost; no word as of yet on the status of Lifetime series 'Drop Dead Diva,' which may be on the chopping block.