A television drama filmed in the Charleston area for the past seven seasons has been canceled.
“Army Wives” follows a group of women who live with their families on an Army post. The show, the Lifetime network’s most-watched program with 2.5 million viewers in its final season, was the poster child often cited by state officials who hope better tax incentives will encourage more studios to film in South Carolina.
Governor Nikki Haley even made a cameo on the show during her first year in office.
Lifetime announced the end of the show Tuesday. “There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape,” Executive Vice President Rob Sharenow said in a statement. “By taking on a very relevant and timely issue, it has brilliantly captured the challenges our military families endure and the bravery they and their loved ones display while serving our country.”
One of its stars Catherine Bell confirmed the cancellation in a tweet, “Yes it’s true. Sorry to say…But.. was an amazing 7 yr run thx to all of YOU!! Xoxo onwards & upwards as they say!”
While there will be no eighth season, Lifetime said it will air a two-hour introspective special early next year that features cast members and crew.