Ashanti's run with the Lifetime's series, "Army Wives," has come to an end. According to the network, the series has run its course after seven years on air and has been canceled.
"There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape. By taking on a very relevant and timely issue, it has brilliantly captured the challenges our military families endure and the bravery they and their loved ones display while serving our country," Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime, said in a statement Tuesday.
Army Wives, which follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women living with their spouses and families on an active Army post, has starred Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Wendy Davis, Brigid Brannagh, Kelli Williams, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Brooke Shields, Ashanti, Torrey DeVitto, Elle McLemore, Jesse McCartney, Terry Serpico, Drew Fuller, Alyssa Diaz, J.J. Soria, Joshua Henry and Burgess Jenkins, among others. Produced by ABC Studios, with Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin executive producing, it is based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank, who served as a consultant. The series was created by Katherine Fugate.
The drama has received numerous accolades, including two Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media, a Sentinel for Health Award from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Norman Lear Center, as well as numerous NAACP Image Award, NAMIC Award and Prism Award nominations, to name a few.
To honor the ABC Studios-produced series, Lifetime is planning a two-hour retrospective special with cast members that will air early next year.
Ashanti joined the cast of "Army Wives" earlier this year, appearing during the final season.
In related news, Ashanti performed at the Ray Charles Forever Stamp launch at Morehouse College in Atlanta earlier this week.