Lifetime announced Tuesday that their popular television show "Army Wives" will end after the seventh season but viewers can enjoy a two-hour special finale.
"Army Wives" concluded its seventh season this June. On Tuesday, fans were disappointed to learn that Lifetime (the producer of the popular television show) has put an end to the show saying there would be no season eight. However, viewers can bid their favorite show goodbye with the two-hour special finale that will be aired early next year. Exact days are yet to be revealed.
"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," Lifetime Executive Vice President and General Manager Rob Sharenow said in a statement, according to LA Times.
Deadline reported that the two-hour special will not be aired as an episode but will instead feature discussions with the show's long-serving actors. The series, starring Wendy Davis (Joan Bruton) and Catherine Bell (Denise Sherwood) narrated the lives of both the military personnel who serve America as well as their families and the broad range of issues unique to such a dynamic.
"[The show is] really about the families," Bell said of the ABC produced show, according to She Knows Entertainment. "No matter what the soldiers are doing, it's just about the life at home really and how we're coping, so I think the audience responds to that."
Lifetime will be airing another primetime series "Witches of East End" which will premier October 6. The network's "Devious Maids" will also return with a second season next year.