Army Wives Is Renewed -- But Who Will Return?

Lifetime has renewed Army Wives for Season 7, the network announced on Friday — not two weeks after the drama’s sixth season came to a close. Which Wives will return, though, is at this moment up in the air.

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Army Wives is a very special program,” Lifetime EVP Rob Sharenow said in touting the pick-up. “It’s rare to find a series that connects with viewers and resonates so powerfully after six straight seasons, and we couldn’t be prouder to have it return to Lifetime next year.”

Season 7’s 13 episodes will air sometime in 2013.

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The ultimate fate of the series seemed in limbo throughout Season 6, though Lifetime consistently and firmly maintained that the Sept. 9 episode was but a season finale. That said, exactly who from the series cast will return for Season 7 has not been detailed, and is not expected to be announced until closer to the start of production. Instead, the renewal press release conspicuously states, “The series’ sixth season starred Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman…,” etcetera. [Our emphasis added.]

UPDATE: Our sister site Deadline confirms that only Catherine Bell and Kelli Williams currently have deals for Season 7, while Kim Delaney is not likely to return.

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Which of the Wives do you hope or expect to see back, given the big moves being made in the finale as well as the tragic twist that seemed to cap the hour?