The popular and long-running Lifetime drama Army Wives will be returning for a 7th season on the cabler, starting on Sunday, March 10 at 9/8c.
As we reported here back in November, there are a number of changes coming to the military-themed
drama, including the loss of a series regular [see above link for details], the introduction of three new characters – including what we covered here last week – and the reduction of appearances by some key players who have been part of the show since its debut back in June of 2007.
First, let’s focus on the newcomers, which include singer-actress Ashanti and actresses Torrey DeVitto (‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’) and Elle McLemore (The Suite Life on Deck’ and Broadway’s ‘Bring It On’).
Ashanti will play Latasha Montclair, who is described as a force of nature and an indomitable spirit for whom “southern hospitality” isn’t just a concept; it’s a way of life. Latasha finds joy in navigating the daily chaos of single-handedly wrangling her three children while her husband, Quincy (Joshua Henry, ‘Godspell’ and ‘The Scottsboro Boy’s) is deployed overseas.
DeVitto will portray Maggie Hall, a former airborne soldier with three deployments in Iraq under her belt, who is more comfortable fixing Army trucks or riding her motorcycle than decorating her living room. Maggie is hanging up her dog tags and focusing on her new mission: motherhood and marriage to her second husband, Staff Sergeant Eddie Hall (Burgess Jenkins, ‘Remember the Titans’).
McLemore will play Holly Truman, high school sweetheart and newlywed wife to Tim (Jesse McCartney). Holly is a long way from her family’s farm in Effingham, Illinois, the only home she’s ever known. But now that Tim is deployed and Holly is on her own for the first time ever, she is learning the ropes of being an Army wife from her new friends at Fort Marshall.
The returning cast members of ‘Army Wives’ includes Catherine Bell, Brian McNamara, Kelli Williams, Wendy Davis, Terry Serpico, Alyssa Diaz and JJ Soria while cast members Sally Pressman and Sterling K. Brown will appear in several episodes. [There is no word on the status of Drew Fuller, however].
The 7th season of ‘Army Wives’ will consist of 13 all-new episodes and will premiere on March 10 at 9/8c, leading into the second season of ‘The Client List’.