The official word: After seven tours of duty, Lifetime celebrates the legacy of its longest-running series with the two-hour special, Army Wives: A Final Salute, premiering Sunday, March 16, at 9pm ET/PT. The retrospective provides a look back at the program with members of the cast and production team as they come together for a final heartfelt goodbye to Army Wives.
Army Wives: A Final Salute features interviews with original cast members, including Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Wendy Davis, Sterling K. Brown, Brian McNamara, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller and Jeremy Davidson, who reunite to offer exclusive insight in to the show and their characters. Executive producer Jeff Melvoin and author Tanya Biank, whose book the drama is based upon, also join in to reminisce about their experience on Army Wives. The special also features commentary from real-life military wives.
Army Wives followed the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. The series starred Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Wendy Davis, Brigid Brannagh, Kelli Williams, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Jeremy Davidson, Brooke Shields, Ashanti, Torrey DeVitto, Elle McLemore, Jesse McCartney, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller, Alyssa Diaz, J.J. Soria, Joshua Henry and Burgess Jenkins, among others. Army Wives was produced by ABC Studios, with Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin as executive producers. The series was created by Katherine Fugate and based on the book Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank, who served as a consultant.