Army Wives just keeps going at Lifetime, which just renewed the veteran drama for a seventh season with a 13-episode order for a 2013 return. Army Wives‘ sixth season, which ended its run September 9, averaged 3.2 million total viewers, down from the series’ heyday but still a formidable number. It starred Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller, Terry Serpico and Kelli Williams. Produced by ABC Studios, with Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin serving as executive producers, the series is based on the book Army Wives: The Unwritten Code Of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank, who serves as a consultant.
Lifetime signaled its intention to renew Army Wives in May when ABC Studios signed Bell to a two-year deal. At the time, Lifetime was already actively exploring its options, including applying for the California TV tax credit lottery, which would’ve moved production of the show to Los Angeles. Army Wives didn’t get picked, so production will stay in South Carolina. Lifetime is yet to render a decision on the future of Drop Dead Diva.