Nellie Andreeva

Kim Delaney Army Wives When Lifetime‘s newly renewed drama Army Wives returns for a seventh season, I hear it will likely be without original cast member Kim Delaney.

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When announcing the show’s pickup today, Lifetime and producing studio ABC Studios declined to confirm whether the cast of the ensemble drama would return, saying only that an announcement will be made closer to start of production (which has not been set yet). Speculation about Delaney possibly exiting Army Wives have been percolating for a while. This past season, Army Wives introduced a new cast member, Kelli Williams, which was considered a potential move to ensure a smooth transition and fill a void if Delaney were to leave.

In addition to Delaney, I hear there are other Army Wives cast members whose futures are in limbo. The original cast’s contracts were up at the end of Season 6, and, besides Catherine Bell, who was signed by ABC to a new two-year deal in May, I hear the rest don’t have agreements to return. Also locked in for Season 7 is Williams as she just joined the show last season.

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