(from Lifetime's press release, September 2013) Army Wives, Lifetime's longest-running series, will not return after recently wrapping its historic seven-season run on the network. To honor the ABC Studios-produced series, Lifetime is planning a two-hour retrospective special with cast members that will air early next year. Army Wives, which follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women living with their spouses and families on an active Army post, has starred Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Wendy Davis, Brigid Brannagh, Kelli Williams, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, 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. Produced by ABC Studios, with Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin executive producing, it is based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank, who served as a consultant. The series was created by Katherine Fugate.