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"Army Wives: A Final Salute" Airs March 16

Posted By kim_messina 2:16pm GMT

"Army Wives" is ready for its last tour. The two-hour special, "Army Wives: A Final Salute," will premiere on Sunday, March 16, at 9/8c. The retrospective provides a look back at the show for a final heartfelt goodbye to Lifetime's longest-running series.

"Army Wives: A Final Salute" features interviews with original cast members, including Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Wendy Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Brian McNamara, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller and Jeremy Davidson, who reunite to offer exclusive insight in to the show and their characters. Executive producer Jeff Melvoin and author Tanya Biank, whose book the drama is based upon, also join in to reminisce about their experience on "Army Wives." The special also features commentary from real-life military wives.

What are you going to miss most about "Army Wives"?


"Army Wives" to End Series Run After Seven Season

Posted By kim_messina 5:25pm GMT

Lifetime is closing the chapter on its longest-running series, "Army Wives." After seven historic season, the show will not be returning for an eighth season. To commemorate the series, Lifetime is planning a two-hour retrospective special with cast members that will air early next year.

"There is no denying how special 'Army Wives' has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape," says Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. "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."

He added, "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."

Back in March, fans voted for their favorite "Army Wives" moment on myLifetime.com. And now it's time to vote for the ultimate "Army Wives" moment. Vote in the in poll below and sound off in the comments.


Watch Ashanti's "Never Should Have" Music Video

Posted By kim_messina 4:44pm GMT

You heard her song in the season finale of "Army Wives," and now watch Ashanti's music video for her current single, "Never Should Have":

Click here to buy the song on iTunes. To get more information about Ashanti and "Never Should Have," visit her website ashantithisisme.com.


Sneak of the Week: Season 7, Episode 13

Posted By kim_messina 1:44pm GMT

In the episode, titled "All or Nothing," when Tim goes missing, Holly reaches out to the tribe and Tim's platoon for help. Denise catches Michael in a compromising position. Latasha and Quincy receive news about his military career. Gloria continues to be pulled between Hector and Patrick. Roland and Joan prepare to say goodbye to Fort Marshall.

"All or Nothing" airs Sunday, June 9 at 9/8c. Watch a sneak peek in which Michael and Kat share a moment:

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Where You Can Get Help

Posted By kim_messina 12:48pm GMT

On "Army Wives," Private Tim Truman (Jesse McCartney) is suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after his tour in Afghanistan.

PTSD is characterized as a severe anxiety disorder. According to the National Center for PTSD, experts think PTSD occurs in:
One in 10 of Gulf War veterans
11-20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan wars veterans
30 percent of Vietnam veterans

If you or anyone you know needs help with PTSD or is in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK. Press "1" for the Military Crisis Line.

For more information on PTSD and where you can get help and receive assistance, visit:


Sneak of the Week: Season 7, Episode 12

Posted By kim_messina 1:56pm GMT

In the episode, titled "Damaged," Latasha worries about Quincy's future in the Army. Gloria agrees to go out on a date with Hector, but is torn when Patrick asks for a second chance. Denise volunteers for a relief mission to an earthquake ravaged country. Tim's behavior starts to worry Holly. Michael and Kat share a moment.

"Damaged" airs Sunday, June 2 at 9/8c. Watch a sneak peek in which Denise pleads with Colonel Kat Young to wait for an injured doctor before taking off:

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Help Lifetime Moms Raise Money for Gold Star Families

Posted By kim_messina 11:35am GMT

This Memorial Day Lifetime Moms is honoring the Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen who have lost their lives while serving our country and the ones they've left behind. Share Gold Star Wife Nicki and Gold Star Mother Mary Jane's stories and A+E Networks / Lifetime Moms will donate $1.00 for each video view to a Gold Star Family organization.

Going It Alone: Gold Star Wife Nicki
Remembering David: A Gold Star Mother's Journey


Fan Q&A with Ashanti

Posted By kim_messina 11:30am GMT

Our sister brand biography.com snagged an exclusive fan Q&A with Ashanti. From "Army Wives" and her independent label to working with Ja Rule again, the R&B star dished on everything her fans wanted to know the most. Here's a sneak peek:

Will you be on Army Wives for the long haul? Or just this season?
It was such an amazing experience for me; I think I’d like to do it again.

Will you be doing a BraveHeart tour?!
That is definitely my plan!

You still chat with Ja Rule?
Ja and I actually have written letters back and forth, and I’m glad he’s back home now.

To read the rest of the Q&A, head on over to biography.com. And make sure to check out our gallery of the singer/actress through the years:

Ashanti's single "Never Should Have" is out now and her new album BraveHeart drops June 4.


Sneak of the Week: Season 7, Episode 11

Posted By buckert 1:54pm GMT

In the episode, titled "Adjustment Period," the men return from Afghanistan, but not all come home unscathed. Holly is excited to reunite with Tim but he struggles to readjust to life on the home front. Quincy's injuries put his army career in jeopardy as Latasha continues to try to make ends meet. Gloria, worried Hector may have been seriously hurt, shows up to welcome him home while a disappointed Patrick looks on. Joan makes a decision about the Army War College.

"Adjustment Period" airs Sunday, May 19 at 9/8c. Watch a sneak peek in which Denise delivers some insider news to Holly and Gloria about Tim and Hector:

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Sneak of the Week: Season 7, Episode 10

Posted By kim_messina 11:10am GMT

In the episode, titled "Reckoning," everyone rejoices when the troops get orders to return to Fort Marshall. Maggie bonds with Caroline after getting her out of a tough situation, Latasha worries about the unexpected expenses that keep piling up and Hector struggles with some sad news from the home front. With Tim returning home, Gloria searches for a new apartment to give Holly and her husband some privacy, and our soldiers come under attack as they get ready to pull out of Afghanistan.

"Reckoning" airs Sunday, May 12 at 9/8c. Here's a sneak peek in which all the Wives celebrate after hearing the troops are heading back home:

View pictures from Season 7, Episode 10: