Lifetime is re-enlisting "Army Wives" for another season.
The series, which has set ratings records for the network, has earned a pickup for a third season in 2009, Lifetime announced Friday (July 11) at the Television Critics Association press tour. The new season is slated to air in 2009.
"'Army Wives' has become a game-changer for Lifetime," network president Andrea Wong says. "Announcing this early renewal is a testament to the enormous faith and confidence we have in this show and it incredibly talented cast and production team."
Through five episodes this summer, the show is averaging about 4 million viewers per week. The June 8 season premiere drew 4.5 million viewers, the most for an original series in the network's history; "Army Wives" is also the top-rated series among women 18-49 and 25-54 on all of ad-supported cable.