Brace yourself for big changes to the tribe when Army Wives Season 7 premieres Sunday, March 10 at 9/8CT — which should come as no surprise since Season 6 ended with a plane full of first brigade personnel going down.
But is the phone call that sits Gen. Holden down in shock related to the crash or another tragedy that hits even closer to home?
As the new season bows, Kim Delaney’s Claudia Joy Holden departs the veteran Lifetime series in what the network is calling “one of the series’ most dramatic and pivotal moments” — if you really want to know what gives right this minute, TVLine broke the details here — setting the stage for four new additions.
“We’re all very excited about Season 7, in which a new tribe emerges from the shadow of tragedy,” said the show’s executive producer Jeff Melvoin. “Maintaining the enduring premise of Army Wives, the audience will witness a remarkable set of women — some familiar, some new — form friendships that see them through the challenges of Army life as their husbands serve at a dangerous outpost in Afghanistan.”
The most high-profile addition is legendary beauty Brooke Shields, who plays Air Force Col. Katherine “Kat” Young, a tough-cookie ace pilot who finds herself in a power struggle with Gen. Holden when her base merges with Fort Marshall. Eventually Holden discovers that Kat’s tenacity is borne of tragedy and they have more in common than he thought.
Grammy-winner turned actress Ashanti (below) joins on as Latasha Montclair, a steel magnolia who’s holding down the home front and raising her three children while her husband Quincy (Joshua Henry) is deployed overseas.
Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries vet Torrey DeVitto (below right) will portray Maggie Hall, a tomboy former soldier who is focusing on family life with her second husband, Staff Sergeant “Eddie Hall” (Burgess Jenkins, Remember the Titans) after three deployments in Iraq.
Rounding out the new additions are former teen heartthrob and All My Children star Jesse McCartney and Suite Life on Deck‘s Elle McLemore (above left) as Private Tim Truman and his wife Holly who are new to military life and a long way from home.
Even though they are no longer series regulars, Sally Pressman’s Roxy LeBlanc and Sterling K. Brown’s Roland Burton will appear in several episodes of the new season.
Season 7 of Army Wives premieres Sunday, March 10, at 9pm ET/PT, followed by the Season 2 premiere of The Client List.