What Happened to Kim Delaney of ‘Army Wives’?

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on January 2, 2013

What happened to Kim Delaney of “Army Wives”? She has been a staple on that show for six years and was absent the last half of this season, including the season finale.
—Nancy Cunningham, Vacaville, Calif.

Delaney, 51, has made the decision to leave “Army Wives,” so even though the series has been renewed for its seventh season, she will not be returning. The character of Claudia Joy Holden will be killed off in the season premiere and Michael Holden (Brian McNamara) will be a widower.

“The first two episodes will be very emotional and will confirm that Claudia Joy is no longer among the living,” executive producer Jeff Melvoin said in a recent interview. “It’s been very wrenching for us to write, and, I think, it will be very wrenching for the audience to go through.”

Returning cast members will include Catherine Bell (Denise), Wendy Davis (Joan), Alyssa Diaz (Gloria), J.J. Soria (Hector), Terry Serpico (Frank), and Kelli Williams (Jackie). But keep in mind several of these characters were on the plane that appeared as if it was about to crash in the sixth-season finale, so there could be additional character deaths.

Sally Pressman, who plays Roxy, is also rumored to return for a couple of guest-star appearances, similar to those made by Brigid Brannagh (Pamela) in season six, as is Sterling K. Brown (Roland).

  • Windchill

    Kim Delaney was the main character of the show as far as I am concerned and without her the show is over so not a surprise that Season 7 was the last season. It was great while it lasted.

  • jack

    I think I was only single, American male that watched this show. I got hooked on it on Netflix. Though I nitpicked it on Army stuff, I enjoyed the women’s interaction and sisterhood. Women’s strength is so different than men’s strength. Roland was an odd fit but it didn’t hurt too bad. Pam leaving was a blow, since together she and Rox rocked. With Denise staying on, I think the show could’ve kept rockin’ if Rox had stayed but things got all gummed up apparently about whether the show was to be picked up for season 7. In the delay, Sally Pressman took another gig and that was that. It didn’t have to happen. Some passing and some staying could have worked for another season or two if they had Denise and Roxy. Too bad for the new people that show got canned after their first season. I’m sure they tried but their timing was bad. Then they slipped the pc stuff in starting in season 6 , but that’s another issue…

  • 1sallyfohrman1

    Being a huge Catherine Bell fan I never missed an episode – season 7 was good but unfortunately they brought in Brooke Shields to be connected with Michael which was way to soon after loosing his wife. Poor writing killed it.