Just as many thought with all of the cast changes last year, the end is just about here for “Army Wives.” After running for seven years and becoming Lifetime’s longest-running drama, the network decided to cancel the show on Tuesday. It’s certainly sad news, and it does make us wonder why they could not just keep all of the original cast around and wrap things up in a way that gave most fans the closure they wanted in that form.
In a statement that serves as confirmation as to the show’s cancellation, Lifetime GM praised the series, and thanked everyone involved for their efforts in keeping the show (an ABC Studios production) around for as long as they did:
“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. It has been an honor to be the home of Army Wives. 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. Without their dedication, effort and loyalty, Army Wives’seven wonderful seasons would not have been possible; and for that we are very grateful.”
While it is frustrating that there is no actual series finale, season 8 is simply going to become nothing more than a two-hour retrospective airing next year. There are no details yet as to what this special will contain, but we’ll be sure to share them as soon as they are available.
For now, we ask you what you think: Are you disappointed in the cancellation? Be sure to share in the comments below.