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‘Army Wives’ Gets 7th Season From Lifetime

Thirteen new episodes of military drama "Army Wives" will kick off next year

"Army Wives" is extending its tour of duty.

Lifetime has given the drama series a seventh season. The 13-episode season will premiere next year.

The series averaged 3.2 million total viewers in its sixth season, which ended earlier this month.

The ABC Studios-produced show, which follows a group of women and one man living with their spouses on an Army post, is based on the Tanya Biank book "Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage." (Biank serves as a consultant on the series.)

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Calling "Army Wives" a "very special program," Lifetime Networks' executive vice president, programming Rob Sharenow said, "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.”