Army Wives is an American television drama series created by Katherine Fugate about a woman who marries a soldier and moves her family onto a US Army post, where she becomes friends with other women and men whose spouses are in the Army.
The series aired in the USA on Lifetime from 3 June, 2007 to 9 June, 2013. There are 117 hour-long episodes in seven seasons.
Army Wives originally premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Monday 2 June 2008, at 19h30. It began simulcasting on DStv's M-Net HD channel from the second season and later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel. It became exclusive to M-Net Series in Season 6 and in Season 7 was moved to M-Net Series Showcase (simulcast in HD). The final season also aired on M-Net Series Zone.
See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 7 originally aired on M-Net Series Showcase from 11 July to 3 October, 2013, on Thursdays at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 7 premiered on M-Net Series Zone on Wednesday 13 November 2013, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast in a double bill weekly. There are 13 episodes in the seventh and final season.
The seventh season of Army Wives will see new challenges to the tribe, including a heartfelt and final goodbye to one of their own in one of the series' most dramatic and pivotal moments.
Four new characters are set to join the cast, headlined by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Ashanti (Resident Evil: Extinction, John Tucker Must Die, Coach Carter), Torrey DeVitto (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries), Elle McLemore (Bring It On, The Suite Life on Deck) and Emmy and Grammy nominee Jesse McCartney (All My Children).
Army Wives follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women — and one man — living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. The series stars Catherine Bell, Brian McNamara, Kelli Williams, Wendy Davis, Terry Serpico, Alyssa Diaz and JJ Soria. Sally Pressman and Sterling K. Brown will also appear in several episodes.
Ashanti will make her series regular debut in Army Wives as Latasha Montclair, 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 singlehandedly wrangling her three children while her husband, Quincy (Joshua Henry, Godspell, The Scottsboro Boys), 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).
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter and actor McCartney, best known for his chart-topping hit song Beautiful Soul and his role on All My Children, for which he received two Daytime Emmy nominations, joins Army Wives as Private Tim Truman, an enthusiastic young soldier determined to prove himself on his first deployment.
McLemore, who starred on Broadway's Bring It On, will play Holly Truman, Tim's high school sweetheart and newlywed wife. 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.
Produced by ABC Studios, with Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin serving as executive producers, the series is based on the book Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank, who serves as a consultant.
Note: only the first five seasons aired on M-Net, after which the show was moved permanently to M-Net Series. Season 5 did not air on M-Net Series (it was replaced by Season 3 of Glee in January 2012). The show moved again to M-Net Series Showcase (simulcast in HD) for Season 7. The first six seasons did not air on M-Net Series Zone.
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 2 Jun 2008 | Finale: 25 Aug 2008 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 8 Jun 2008 | Finale: 31 Aug 2008 | Sundays, 18h00
Season 2 (19 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 1 Sep 2008 | Finale: 5 Jan 2009 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 1 Sep 2008 | Finale: 5 Jan 2009 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 7 Sep 2008 | Finale: 11 Jan 2009 | Sundays, 18h00
Season 3 (18 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 6 Jul 2009 | Finale: 2 Nov 2009 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 6 Jul 2009 | Finale: 2 Nov 2009 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 12 Jul 2009 | Finale: 8 Nov 2009 | Sundays, 17h00
Season 4 (18 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 12 Jul 2010 | Finale: 8 Nov 2010 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 12 Jul 2010 | Finale: 8 Nov 2010 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 5 Dec 2010 | Finale: 3 Apr 2011 | Sundays, 17h30
Season 5 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 17 Oct 2011 | Finale: 9 Jan 2012 | Mondays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net HD | Premiere: 17 Oct 2011 | Finale: 9 Jan 2012 | Mondays, 19h30
Season 6 (23 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 2 Jul 2012 | Finale: 3 Dec 2012 | Mondays, 19h30
Season 7 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series Showcase | Premiere: 11 Jul 2013 | Finale: 3 Oct 2013 | Thu, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series Zone | Premiere: 13 Nov 2013 | Finale: 25 Dec 2013 | Wed, 20h30