Army Wives Season 7 Shocker: Who Will Be Killed Off?

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We hope you're sitting down, Army Wives. The Lifetime hit has revealed a major, fatal Season 7 spoiler.

As previously rumored, Kim Delaney will not be returning to the series, as producer Jeff Melvoin tells TV Line the character of Claudia Joy Holden will be killed off on the season premiere.

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“The first two [episodes] will be very emotional, and it will confirm that Claudia Joy is no longer among the living,” Melvoin says. “It’s been very wrenching for us to write, and I think it will be very wrenching for the audience to go through.

“Kim and Claudia Joy have been the rock upon which we based the show. But we [have to] continue to move forward and keep the show fresh and unpredictable.”

Visit TV Line for plenty more Army Wives scoop, which includes:

  • Sally Pressman, who is pregnant in real life, will only appear in a few early season episodes.
  • Despite Claudia Joy's death, Brian McNamara will be sticking around as Michael.
  • A trio of new female characters will be introduced, all of whom have husbands serving in Afghanistan.

Whew. Talk about a number of changes. Sound off now on them, TV Fanatics.

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if they di dkill off claudia joy i WILL not watch this show ever again claudia joy and her family went through enough tragedy. Amanda,Jeremy, possibly claudia joy that is enough death this aint the reality of being an army wife.


Killing off Claudia Joy is just plain stupid. Why would you give Michael any more pain then he has had with losing a daughter. Just have her stay in Washington. Killing her off is not the way to go. The right way to go is to take her back and leave her character alone. Having Brooke Shields will do nothing for this show. It was great the way it was and as the old saying goes "if it ain't broke don't fix it."


Is Kim Delaney not returning because of her episode on national tv being drunk given a speech? I sometimes wonder. I've followed her acting since All My Children and will agree with others that she should not be written off. Killing her daughter off now her! Not reality!


Hola a todos,como a muchos, tampoo me parce buena la salida de claudia joy, pero bueno no soy productora, aunque espero que se arrepienta de abandonar la serie, es una serie muy buena y no muy lejos de la realidad ya que al ser hiaja de soldado se lo que digo!! excelente serie!!1 spolier para los creadores


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Hhmm, I've watched this show for the past three months on netflix and could not stop until I finished all of the seasons. And I have to agree with everyone that Claudia Joy should stay on. But I also would have to say that the writers of this show are awesome. I spent a lot of time at Fort Hood in Texas, and the life style is sooooo true. And by watching this show brought tears to my eyes 90% of the time because the story lines cause me to relive my stay there. Change happened weekly at Fort Hood with friends and family. Someone is there sharing life with you and out of nowhere they're gone. Which cause people to be scare of CHANGE. Sometimes change is good, we just have to have a open mind to it and see the bigger picture. I'm true fan of Army Wives and looking forward to see the results for 2013. I use this show alot in counseling, especially with those who suffer from deployment issues. I commend the writers of this show, keep it real. God Bless You


Please don't take claudia joy off the show. I thought she may be off because she was sick in real life. I have been watching the show ever since it started on tv. I love all the charcters in it. Are you going to bring treave and roxey back in the show and I wish you would bring pamela back. Please don't kill claudia joy off.
Thank you,


My husband an our family was also stationed at ft Lewis an lived n the Tacoma area so that's kewl! But killing CJ off the show an roxy an Trevor gone those r all my favorite ppl an I'm really disappointed in this I started watching this show the year it came out which also happened to b the year my husband deployed an believe it or not this show helped me get through the hard times I wasn't close with any one on base n didnt have friends but it gave me hope as to life when he got back an made me more hopeful! Really disappointed viewer as well as a bunch of my friends! The show won't b as good nor the same without the main cast!


Really???? Kim Delaney won't change the show at all!!! I've never liked her but decided to watch the show anyways. She wasn't bad but there are so many actors that make the show. And although I love Roxy, the storyline is really what carries the show. Never watched it until I saw it on Netflix and now I'm addicted. It gives me great appreciation of what our service men do for us. Lets not forget the storyline!!! It's not about actors!!!!


This is an outrage! claudia joy cannot leave!!!!!!!!! i have watched every season and fallen in love with the group claudia joy is part of the glue that holds this show together...i cant believe it! i love the show and youll be hard pressed to find someone even remotely as good as claudia joy she cant be replaced! This is unbelievable, i cried reading this and i seriously think you may lose a lot of viewers over this! sure the clarks and gloria and hector are a nice addition but no-one compares to the original cast! no-one!!!!! and you should seriously think about bringing pamela and chase back into the picture


I love Army Wives and will keep watching but they are going to have to make it really good to keep the show alive without Claudia Joy, and Roxy and Trevor moved so does that mean they are still gonna be on the show?

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Army Wives Quotes

Give me everything you've got, baby doll, or you're gonna be looking at me from the floor.


Michael Holden: Claudia Joy Holden, after 17 years of marriage my heart still skips a beat every time I look at you.
Claudia Joy Holden: Michael James Holden, after 17 years of marriage I can't believe that tired old line of yours still works.

Army Wives Music

  Song Artist
Tangled up Tangled Up Gareth Dunlop iTunes
Song Pulling on a Line The Great Lake Swimmers iTunes
Bright morning stars Bright Morning Stars Abigail Washburn iTunes