Brooke Shields, left, and Catherine Bell are among the stars of Lifetime's 'Army Wives.' (Photo: Fred Norris, Lifetime)
Bill Keveney, USA TODAY
Army Wives is getting an honorable discharge.
Lifetime is canceling the drama, its longest-running series, after seven seasons. Wives' final episode ran in June and a two-hour retrospective special featuring cast members will be broadcast early next year.
Wives follows a diverse group of women who live with their spouses and families on an Army post. Over its run, stars have included Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Wendy Davis, Brigid Brannagh, Kelli Williams and Brooke Shields.
"There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape," Lifetime executive vice president Rob Sharenow says in a statement accompanying the announcement. "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."
Wives averaged 2.5 million viewers during its final season.