Catherine Bell and Terry Serpico

Lifetime has renewed Army Wives for a seventh season, the network announced Friday. The 13-episode season will premiere in 2013.

During its sixth season, which ended Sept. 9, the show averaged 3.2 million viewers and was the No. 1 ad-supported cable series in its time period among women 18 and up.

Lifetime sets Army Wives sixth season premiere

Army Wives is about a group of military families living with their spouses and children on an active army base.

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