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100 November 16th, 2012 Kim Delaney To Be “Killed-Off” Of Army Wives As Series Has A Reboot!

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Well, Kim Delaney is not coming back to Army Wives, like, ever! The former All My Children alum, who had been the lead in the Lifetime series for the past six seasons, will be killed-0ff as Army Wives goes through its own rebirth or reboot for the 2013 season!

According to TV Line, here are the details:  “Leading lady Kim Delaney, who has played Claudia Joy Holden will not be returning. Executive producer Jeff Melvoin confirms that her character (who is currently traveling overseas) will be killed off in the season premiere — a tragedy that will serve as a launching pad for an almost rebooted program.”

“The first two episodes will be very emotional, and it will confirm that Claudia Joy is no longer among the living,” he 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,” the EP continues. “But we have to continue to move forward and keep the show fresh and unpredictable.”

Melvoin goes on to say, “We’re trying to return to the show’s roots. The central conceit of the show is friendship that transcends rank featuring women from different walks of life and with very different outlooks. But it’s not going to be like you just flip the page and suddenly you’re looking at a different show… It’s the same show with some fresh new colors.”

So why do you really think the show decided to have the ax fall on Delaney?  Story-dictated?  Delaney issues? Reboot?  Will you miss Kim from this wives club?  Weigh-in!

 

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  1. Bill says:

    Wonder if it is about $?

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    L Fleenor replied

    I was full of tears watching the first part how will I get through the second one? I have loved this show from the begining. I am unsure of how the future will carry on. I wish it would stay to true to the experience of being a military spouse and a tribute to the ones who serve. Goodbye Claudia Joy. You will be missed!

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  2. Iakovos says:

    When a series does this, I wonder if it may be time for the series to end. I know other serieshave had major changes and go on but Delaney was such a core character. Once upon a time, a series did not do this but in recent seasons, surprising departures and cutting major players is commonplace.

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  3. Christine says:

    Delaney issues would be my guess.

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    sdiane replied

    sadly, I believe you are right.

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  4. Tom says:

    I gave up on the show during the last season, and it looks like I jumped ship at the right time. It’s time for Lifetime to put it out of its misery.

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    Karen replied

    Well just because one woman leaves doesn’t mean that the show is in the crapper. I think at times they were overplaying her Diabetes and such, although it was good to put that in – she was a bit dramatic about it all. There are other strong personalities on the show also – like Denise and especially Roxy! They should bring her back from maternity leave ASAP and Pamela also needs to be back!

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    nicki replied

    i agree.. like CSI for example.. lost many key characters and it stayed strong.. its up to the show to make sure that whoever they bring in can capture the fans attention the way the original characters did. But she was whiney and annoying at times with her “im perfect”attitude could get kind of annoying.. She was probaly my lest favorite person on the show to be honest. I do think bringing ashanti in is a big mistake… However she may be able to pull it off.

  5. ethel says:

    i am thinking delany issues also……………

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  6. SZima says:

    It is most likely issues with Kim.

    I think the show can go on…she wasn’t on the show for almost the entire second half of last season and it went on OK. Time will tell though…

    If it fails, it will be because too many of the original characters have left the show, not just because Kim left.

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  7. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I loved Claudia Joy! I thought she was a strong character!!! I hope that they can bring Roxy (Sally Pressman) and Pamela (Brigid Brannagh) back to the show! I would miss them more if they didn’t return! I hope that S7 isn’t the final season, this is one of Lifetime’s best series.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    I’m also happy that they’re returning to the show’s roots, they’ve needed it. It’s going to be more about ARMY than anything else!

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  8. lori acierto says:

    WRONG, WRONG !!!! Wrong character to kill off IF you TRULY want to get back to the original basis of the show!!!!
    Kill off Jackie & Kevin, Joan or Frank Sherwood but NOT Claudia!!!
    You WILL lose a LOT of viewers, possibly even me, if you do!!
    I have watched Kim Delaney since she was on All My Children – SHE is the reason I even watched the the show in the 1st place!! You writers are NUTS & will killl the show if you do this! Not that fans’ opinions matter to you !!!!!!

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    Julie Marks replied

    I agree totally. Kim was great, and we don’t need Jackie and Kevin, etc.

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    Debbie replied

    I heard Kim was at some function honoring Army Wives, and got up on stage drunk, very drunk. That is why they are letting her go. She dishonored Army Wives.
    That is what I heard. I am sad she is leaving, but will give the show a chance to redeem itself. Though I don’t understand how Gloria can still be a part of it. She is not a Army wife. She should not be able to get on the base now.

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  9. Carly says:

    this is so worng killing her off

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  10. Laura says:

    Army Wives was my favorite show until season six — parts one and two.

    Between the reuse of previous storylines from past seasons (Claudia Joy’s dislike of Jackie and Denise “seeing” Jeremy), to the way the character of Jackie was literally pushed in our faces and the basic lack of originality from the writers had me questioning why I was still watching this show and wondering if the show would have been better off ending after season five, like originally planned.

    Now I read that my favorite character, Claudia Joy is being killed off ….. and my decision has been made. Kim Delaney was the reason I started watching Army Wives in first place and her character being killed off will be the reason I no longer watch.

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    Wilma replied

    I agree that Claudia Joy was the wrong character to kill off. I have watched the show and there are two many new people coming on at one time. I am torn as to whether I want to continue watching this show. The only reason I look at is ois because of Denise and Frank. If they leave, I am done.

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  11. wordlady says:

    ok, is her slurred speech at that military event last season the reason for her getting the ax? come on.

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    Julie Marks replied

    I bet it was, and that is lame.

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  12. Sheri says:

    So very sad to hear that Kim Delaney will not be returning to Army Wives. I’ve been a fan of the show since the beginning and have always felt she was the heart and soul of the show. Kim aka Claudia Joy will be very sorely missed. With a show “reboot” or overhaul, why kill off a crucial character?!!!! Very bad decision from this fans’ viewpoint.

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  13. Sandy says:

    So wrong to kill her off! I know she has had some personal problems,but the show won’t be the same without her! I may not watch anymore.

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  14. ERL says:

    It was obvious that KD wasn’t coming back. AW was one of my favorite shows until last season which is when it became like a soap opera. I’ll watch it this season to see if it gets better. If it doesn’t, I’ll be watching The Good Wife instead of using the DVR to record it.

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  15. Jean Childers says:

    Kim Delaney was a very importment part of Army wives. I will probably not watch this show with Delaney gone.

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  16. Diana D says:

    Just watched the season opener….real tear-jerker. I know it is just a show but you get so drawn in you honestly feel like I just lost my own family….I know I will continue to watch this show but will definitely be different with Claudia Joy gone.

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  17. Barbara says:

    I TRULY HATE THAT YOU SEEN FIT TO KILL OFF CLAUDIA JOY HOLDEN, EXPECIALLY SINCE YOU HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN RID OF ROXY AND PAMELA, I JUST DONT THINK THAT THE SHOW WILL EVERBE WHAT IT WAS WITHOUT PAMELA, ROXY, AND CLAUDIA JOY. WHOS NEXT DENISE?

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    toatoa replied

    if they kill off Denice. the show will be over. I hate they took off Roxy and killed off Claudia Joy. Could they not just lefted her over seas for a long time and then bring her back. thet still can bring her back. they can make it where someone was having a really really bad dream. then they wroke up and everyone is back.. please do that. I love whatching Army Wife with Claudia Joy, Denice, Roxy, and Pam.

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  18. Daphne says:

    I started watching Army Wives due to Kim Delaney. My watching will be limited this season without Delaney. Bring Roxy and Pamela back & get rid of Jackie, her character is boring. What a dumb move killing Claudia Joy.

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  19. Niki says:

    Agreed, I still like the show but what is happening? Pamela, Roxy and now Claudia? I see Brooke Shields is coming on. Really? Plus Ahanti? When did she start acting. I love the shoe but am disappointed in the direction it is going.

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    Dee replied

    Ashanti has been acting and been in several movies.

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    Billio replied

    Just because a person has been in “several” movies doesn’t make them good actors !

  20. Dianna says:

    I do not believe the show will make it to another series. Without Claudia joy there is no show. That’s who we all loved. If anyone thinks Brooke shields can replace her then think again. This show is over
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  21. Dianna says:

    I do not believe the show will make it to another series. Without Claudia joy there is no show. That’s who we all loved. If anyone thinks Brooke shields can replace her then think again. This show is over
    . The ones who made the show a hit are being taken off so what do you expect?

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  22. sherry faust says:

    I hate the fact you have taken Claudia Joy Holden off of the show. It won’t be the same. I will also miss Roxie and Trevor. I really missed Pam last season. You can keep the original cast and still add new people to the story. My favorite show but not sure if it will be the same and I can’t promise I will still be a huge fan.

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  23. sherry faust says:

    I hate the fact you have taken Claudia Joy Holden off of the show. It won’t be the same. I will also miss Roxie and Trevor. I really missed Pam last season. You can keep the original cast and still add new people to the story. My favorite show but not sure if it will be the same and I can’t promise I will still be a huge fan. Really disappointed in the direction the show is going. Really might want to rethink all this.

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  24. Alicia says:

    The show will not be the same without Kim. Watching the premiere knowing she is not returning makes me want to stop watching the show.

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    H. wells replied

    The show will never be the same without Kim Delaney. Bad move on your part, she was the heart of the show. Now will be boring……

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  25. Connie says:

    Good riddance to KD. She canNOT act. She embarrassed herself and the show last year with her slurred and nonsensical speech. It’s fine that she goes. Catherine Bell can easily fill the role of ‘lead’ army wife. Army bases are usually highly transitional places anyway. It makes sense to me. I will miss Roxy and Trevor, but I think the new characters and story lines will manage fine. Brian McNamara did an outstanding job of acting the grieving widower tonight. Truly impressed with his gut wrenching performance.

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    Julie Marks replied

    Sorry, but Kim CAN act!

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  26. wendy says:

    killing off claudia joy was a mistake. and bringing in brooke shields is a BIG mistake. can’t stand her. not sure if i will continue to watch as can’t stand brooke & will miss pamela, roxy & roland will not be on much. writers should have rethought this. glad to see they kept gloria though.

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  27. anne says:

    i saw the show and i believe it just did like the titanic it is going to sink. to many cast changes to fast. should have left well enough alone as for kim delany being fired that is where they really screwed up as for being fired from other shows shes ever been on for alcohol abuse she needs help because she is a good actress. she made that show so did sally pressman and bridigid b. i doubt i will continue to watch any more of army wives with the new cast because i saw previews of upcoming episodes and your going to need a more powerful cast than brook shields to make it as good as it was i say they should have left well enough alone. i predict this will be its final sesson.

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  28. Paula says:

    Pamela, Roxy are gone…. now killing off Claudia Joy was a was a big mistake. Should have killed off Jackie Clarke. What were the writers thinking. Brook Shields very boring. Very disappointed. Time to find a new series.

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  29. Joyce Michael says:

    I think this is the biggest mistake a series can make. Almost every show that does this – kill off a main character and bring in multiple newbies very seldom works. People don’t accept new people thrown into the mix. I began to lose interest when you moved some away.

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  30. Lisa Leonard says:

    Well, I’m gonna get a lot of bad publicity for this but…killing off a main character is NOT going to stop me from watching Army Wives. It is about military and changes and losses so to continue to be believable, changes and losses have to happen. I’m not completely happy with the choice but I’m still gonna watch and see how the new season unfolds. I hope it continues to have success despite all the hurt feelings of losing an important character. I just hope the writers don’t let us down. As for Kim Delaney, if the reason she was killed off is due to personal addictions, I hope someone assists her in getting the help she needs. We’ve already lost a lot of special people from addictions and accidental over doses. This is a serious claim on Ms. Delaney and should be treated as more than the loss of a main character.

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    jckie replied

    I was afraid they would fire her after the problem last year with her speech, they fired her from CSI Miami too, please get help, I have been watching you since you were jenny on all my children.. Best wishes to you

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    Veronica replied

    I agree, I will miss Claudia Joy’s character. At first I thought may-be she was actually dead, or seriously ill. If you remember, when they started with her diabetes and then the Kidney transplant, I started to notice she truly was looking tiered and sickly looking. It wasn’t make up either, it was showing all over her face. If, and I’m saying if ,she has a problem with alcohol, it would definitely reflect in that way on screen. That tiered, drawn, sick look. If it is the case, I hope she gets help. It may be too late for the show, but not too late for her. She was a wonderful character on the show, and again will be missed.
    On with other characters, that they have seemed to be pushing off the show. I hope they will find a way to bring Roxy and Trevor back. I never cared that much for the Jackie and Kevin characters, actually I thought they felt, they made a mistake too. When Kevin was injured, I thought they were rethinking the addition, and were going to find a way to write them out. They could easily bring Roxy and Trevor back, by Trevor being reassigned back to their base. As for Pamela, that might be harder, because of her husband chase, leaving the army for an outside job. I just hope they don’t get anymore drastic with character elimination, it could ruin the show, if it hasn’t already. Time will tell. They may have already gone too far, with Pamela, chase, Roxy, Trevor, and now Claudia Joy gone, and all the new characters, it’s sure not going to be easy after 6 years, to hold the interest of the viewers, with all the changes so suddenly. I hope they have a truly strong writing staff, their going to need it. I will reserve my judgement on the new characters, played by Brooke Shields and Ashanti.

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  31. Mary Anderson says:

    I was in tears the entire show. I will miss Claudia Joy. I hope the show can continue. Roxy’s gone, Pamela’s gone, who next. I think they could have chose someone else to write off. Leave the main characters alone, they are the ones that make the show.

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  32. Yami g says:

    I was in tears to see such a great character killed off. Claudia Joy was the one character in the show who bonded everyone together. I doubt Brooke Shields can fill those shoes. I cannot foresee whether I will continue being a true fan or not, only time will tell. But I must agree, this was a poor decision made by the production. God speed Army Wives!

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  33. coffeecake says:

    I will miss Ms Delaney I have been a fan of hers since AMC. I hope she gets the help that she needs, please keep Roxy and. Trevor we need them.I hope the show goes on.

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  34. Julie says:

    Really sorry that the writers couldn’t come up with a better solution for “Claudia Joy”. She was the heart and soul of Army Wives. Anyone with a pulse knows that Kim Delaney has a drinking problem. So why not try (again) to help her and not kick her to the curb. And losing “Roxie” and “Pamela” at the same time is the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. Good luck with your rebooted show. I won’t be watching.

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  35. Jane says:

    HATE HATE HATE that she is gone. She was the core of the wives and now what.. they are going to try and replace her w/ Jackie? PLEASE!

    One less viewer here.

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  36. Gary says:

    I think she was the wrong person to kill off also. I just wanted to turn the channel but I’m sure Kim Delaney just wanted to move on to a new experience. What can we do? We also had to say goodbye to her on AMC & Law & Order. My guess is we’ll be seeing her in another show or a movie sometime soon. I’m definetly BORED with the show. I’ve been losing interest since they killed off Jeremy. :(

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    Rod Goraj replied

    I feel the reason they killed of Jeremy is to show how evil war can be,and how difficult it is for parents to bury their children. They are not living in a rose garden,and military families must realize this when your country is at war.

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  37. Ann Coker says:

    Do not like the fact that Kim is no longer on the show, and do not like it that Pam and Roxie are also gone. I will not watch the show any longer. You get a good show going that everyone likes and then you change all the characters, which is stupid.

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    Julie Marks replied

    I agree with everything you just said. The show was the best with the original characters.

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  38. Rod Goraj says:

    Did she leave because she wanted more money? Or did she do it for the good of the show. There are plenty of good stars to revolve the show around. I like everyone on the show. Each has there own star qualities, and that is why I think the show is so great. There seems to be a lot of teamwork involved putting this kind of show together.

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  39. Melissa says:

    Unbelievable! I was already upset that Roxy, Trevor and Pamela were barely on anymore and now this! Really??? I really like to know the reason behind why Claudia Joy (Kim) is no longer on the show, her choice or the stupid writers and producers? Everytime there is a great show they always do some stupid change like this and then the show gets cancelled and then they all wonder why. I started watching Army Wives for two reasons, one: KIM DELANEY and two: my hubby was in the Army. My hubby just started watching last season and really became a fan because of the Army factor. It was great watching a show that we both enjoyed. UGH!!! Better get more air time with Roxy, Trevor, Pamela (and her husband) if you do not want to lose ratings.

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  40. Diana J says:

    I will definitely miss Kim Delaney’s character (Claudia Joy). I thought she did an outstanding job during the death of her daughter Amanda. She was the glue that kept everyone together but the show will go on. It will be hard because her character became such a part of our television life…all the tears and heartache over Kim’s leaving are proof of that. I will continue to watch the show. The only reason I would stop watching is if the cast of characters and storyline do not meet my expectations. Kim, I wish you all the best. May God Bless you now and always. Thank you for all the seasons you entertained us. You’ll be missed….

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  41. Julie Marks says:

    I loved Kim Delaney on the show! She is a great actress, I have enjoyed her in the past on All My Children, and I think she is great. I think it is a mistake to let her go. She is the reason I tuned in the first place.

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  42. Sandy says:

    What a mistake to kill of Claudia Joye and change the format of the great friends we have grown to love. The show will not be the same. It looks like this will be Army Wives last season. I loved this show and I grieve what has been lost.

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  43. Val says:

    A whole bunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t say it enough. Can’t imagine how they will carry the show without her!

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  44. Debbie says:

    I really think it stinks, that Claudia joy had to leave the show. She was an important part of Army Wives and I loved her character.

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  45. LP says:

    Absolutley not the same without Kim Delaney or Roxie’s character. They are the foundation of the show. All series grow and change, but do not lose their main characters. Do not know if I have an interest in watching the rest of the programs and I really looked forward to this program each week. The dynamic among the main characters was heart-felt and real. Big mistake. Very open to new characters coming on board, but the way these characters have grown and changed it what made this work. Extremely disappointed!

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  46. Yashica Tate says:

    Each season someone leaves this show, please let the viewers know what is going on. Claudia Joy was a the main character and now she is gone. The story line is just tragedy after tragedy. How much must one town go through?

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  47. Marti says:

    Unfortunately I think this is the beginning of the end. The first 2 episodes were so sad it was awful. I like Denise but she is really alone. Would love to know what really happened with Kim Delaney. Even with the new girls the show wont be the same.

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    Sharon Wiley replied

    pull up on ask.com what happened to Kim Delaney. They will tell you all about it. It is sad and I am so heartbroken with the way this show is going. You are right, this is the beginning of the end for this one.

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  48. Gig says:

    Huge mistake to delete three main character’s parts. Roxie and Pam leaving was bad enough, but now that Claudia Joy has been “killed off”, I am no longer interested in watching. Why would you mess with success, I wonder? Kim Delaney was the glue that held everything together. Bad move, Lifetime! Adios.

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  49. Sharon Wiley says:

    OMG when I first tuned on this year, I have never cried as hard in my life. My husband was worried about me at first. Claudia Joy, Roxie, Pam and Roland. I can not take this all at once. Please reconsider bringing Brooke Shields on this wonderful show. She will not be accepted by me if you do. I will honestly say I may quit watching it. I was almost sick when I heard this. Catherine Bell can carry this show to completion. Move Roxie and Pam back on base and pull the team back together. Please Please Please. I love this show and have been hooked for 3 years but I will surrender watching if it keeps going this way. Thank you .

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  50. Cheryl says:

    Change to a show may be good, but nobody mentioned Pamela, Roxy, and Emmalyn going separate ways, now Roland is going to do a study at major hospital? Please it is the best show in such a long time, but killing off one major character, now four more are out there in no man’s land? Oh yeah what about Frank and Joan off to again serving in our military overseas? Way too many changes to make one of the best shows a viable show to make it through this season and then return for another. Thinking someone fell and bumped their heads, should have had said head examined before all these changes.

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    Mary replied

    I agree. No longer army wives. Change the name. I will change my tevo

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  51. Deb Mason says:

    Will never watch Army Wives again. They won’t survive like ER did.

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  52. Lavon says:

    The show will not be the same without Claudia Joy, Roxy and Pamela. I am not excited about having Brooke Shields showing up on the show. I just don’t see that being what the shows needs. Claudia Joy should never been killed off. Big Mistake.

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  53. Mary says:

    Kim delaney was the show. Very disappointed she will not be back. She was awesome!

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  54. sdiane says:

    Well, I love Kim Delaney and I am crushed to see her gone. It’s a shame and I hope she is okay. So far, I am not loving the ‘reboot’. Too many young people. However, I understand. Clearly, I am not in the stations age group for their target aundience. Doubt that I will contnue watching. Time will tell.

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  55. Merle Anderson says:

    I also cried, for the end of the show as far as I am concerned, and because I gotta find something else to watch now. When something is not broken, why try to fix it? Dumb move writers!

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  56. Theresa Theriot says:

    I will miss Claudia Joy Holden (Kim Delaney) but I’m gonna really miss Trevor (Drew Fuller) and Roxy (Sally Pressman). Didn’t get to see Trevor and Roxy’s babies growing up. That really bites!!!!!

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  57. Theresa Theriot says:

    I will miss Claudia Joy Holden (Kim Delaney) but I’m gonna really miss Trevor (Drew Fuller) and Roxy (Sally Pressman). Didn’t get to see Trevor and Roxy’s babies growing up. That really bites!!!!! Still will watch the show to see what happens next.

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  58. kathleen says:

    I will miss Claudia Joy’s Character – and I do not think they had to kill her off to have a re-boot of the show, to give it a fresh edge. Really??? We are not dumb. There were some issues that drove this – ie. Kim ‘s slurry Speech – it was clear she was intoxicated – I am sure that did not help. What the producers are missing is that we fall in love with the characters – and Claudie Joy with Michael – amazing chemistry on the screen. I hope they are not looking to fix Michael up any time soon – if ever – because it will take alot for the viewers to accept that.

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  59. kathleen says:

    I read through the posts prior to me….the producers have made everyone mad. Wow!! I kind of feel like them. It is going to take alot to keep my attention and my husband’s attention – I have been watching this show since the beginning – my husband for the last 4 sessions – but he went back and watched them from the beginning. I think that he is more angry about all this then I am. I am more disappointed – you can’t keep getting rid of the main characters – they were the hub of the story.

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  60. Louise says:

    I think it is a big mistake to replace Claudia Joy, Roxy and Pamala with any of the people they are bring on to the show.

    I don’t know about anyone else on here put I feel the biggest mistake is Brook Sheilds I don’t think she can act for nothing and the other ones I don’t even know any of them.

    Good luck Army Wives……. And to all who have left the show you will all be missed greatly.

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  61. Mylissa Williams says:

    I am 110% addicted to Armywives. I fell in love with all the characters. I could never pick a favorite. But when I heard Claudia Joy was dying and Roxie is not in the picture anymore……I was so mad! Roxie and Trevor are the reason I started watching. Love conquers all and I loved watching them become amazing together. I couldn’t believe how season 6 ended with them leaving. I kept waiting for something to happen so that they had to stay. But Claudia Joy dying after all she has been though and the sacrifice everyone has made to keep her strong!?! I was so looking forward to season 7 and now I don’t even want to watch it. I don’t want new people. If they couldn’t keep the actors, they should have just ended it with season 6. It’s disappointing. I will miss it. I guess I’ll just start watching the re-runs and pretend like they didn’t ruin one of the best shows around.

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  62. JP says:

    I began watching army wives after I saw an episode one night. I don’t quite remember the episode or in what season, but I was quickly drawn to it. My curiosity to know the truth behind the scenes of being an army wife or soldier and what they went through on a day to day basis drew me to watching this show. I quickly fell in love with the characters, especially Claudia Joy. She was the heart and soul of the show. Michaels rock and now she’s gone. I cried my eyes out for a character who I greatly admired and looked forward to seeing every week. She was a huge part of why everyone here watched Army Wives. She was not only a loving mother and wife, but someone you could confide in and talk to whenever you felt the need. She was the glue that kept everyone and the show together. Now with her gone, Pamela, Roxy and now Roland too? How do you expect for the show to go on? I mean really? Ashanti and Brook Shields? I personally have nothing against them, but it’s just not going to be the same. You can try all you want with new people and story lines, but I think I speak for all who have commented here, when I say that we had a loyalty to the show because of Claudia Joy (Kim Delaney). Now that she’s gone, don’t expect us to keep watching a show that we all feel will be the end of this season. Sorry to say, but you guys made a big mistake in getting rid of Kim Delaney. You could have just prolonged her return to the show until she was better. You had a great thing going here and you messed up. As to Claudia Joy(Kim Delaney), I will miss you dearly. If I had the life of an army wife, I would have chosen you as my best friend. God Bless you and Please get better. Life is too short to be wasting it away.

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    Marg S replied

    What is wrong with Kim?

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  63. Isabelle says:

    If AW is suppose to be real in any way it has to change. Have none of you ever been in the service? You get moved all the time. It was amazing that this group stayed together as long as they did. I love all the original cast members too and it is sad to lose Claudia Joy but in real life people move, they die and life goes on. I say, give the show a chance, it looks like the new cast members may keep it fresh and interesting. Law and Order changed cast frequently and it had a very long run.

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    Marg S replied

    Law and Order didn’t change more than one cast member at a time. This is going to be a whole makeover

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    Isabelle replied

    In season 4 of Law and Order there were two new character replacements and that may not be the only time more than one was done. AW really isn’t being all done this year, last year Pamela was gone and Claudia Joy was gone most of the time. I think they actually have done it quite naturally. But don’t misunderstand, I loved the original cast as well I just think we need to give the new show a chance to hook us.

  64. Marg S says:

    I’m really going to miss Kim Delaney. Too many cast members now leaving so I hear. Too big of a change

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  65. Cristina says:

    It won’t be the same that’s the reason I started watching the show I love Kim Delaney. Now other characters are leving it’s not the same it doesn’t look I’ll be watching army wife’s .

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  66. mar says:

    I’ve been a FAN since Army Wives first started. I miss all the original characters but believe in change but losing Cluadia and Sally is a BIG MISTAKE. They made the show along w/ the originals. The 18 year smiely girl is a mistake (get rid of her glasses and who all day smile0, and now her next door neighbor is also a disaster (needs to talk intelligently, not scarcastically and jive). It’s all a shame what you did to this excellent soe. It’s not what it used to be. I was so bored since it started. All wrong. Too many changes too fast. Plus no notice that it was coming back on is a SHAME on the network. Plus the new show starts w/ a funeral, hello? Did you get new writers? It’s a DISASTER!!!

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    mar replied

    Sorry for the mistakes on my writing. I was in a hurry. mar

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  67. Jangeo says:

    Claudia Joy was the backbone of the show! What were you people thinking? You made the wrong choice, get rid of Gloria or Joan or that snotty brigade commander’s wife, I dont know her name, but she sucks. You just killed a wonderful show…Hope your happy!!!!!!!!!!!! No more Army Wives for me…

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  68. Peggy Kapadia says:

    I wll no longer be watching Army wives.
    There were so many options other than letting Claudia Joy go. Why not Kevin and his wife. I can not even recall her name. They are a useless couple. The show has removed too many main characters and replaced them with untalented, uninteresting people. It was fun letting the group grow and seeing how they handled new situations. Like Roxy with four boys….LOL I have never missed an episode of Army Wives and I am sad to say I am done.

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    diana replied

    i will not watch the show cause too many changes do not like the show any more took off the best characters

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  69. Millie J. says:

    They have removed the three main characters in this show. Claudia Joy, Pamela and Roxy. After watching the first two episodes, I have totally given up on this show. Its time to end it. Its no longer interesting to me.

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  70. Linda says:

    I cannot believe they are getting rid of Kim Delany. I will no longer watch the show. Kim is the show. Bad move. They should have killed off her husband or another cast member.

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  71. Sandra Johnson says:

    It was a big mistake to take Kim Delaney off Army wives!

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  72. Debra says:

    What a waste of Denise’s kidney!!!! Should have killed her off before that!!!
    I will miss her. I think Kim Delaney was a class act. Hope she left on her terms but it seems fishy to me. I’m not sure I will still watch the show.

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  73. jill says:

    They had little choice but to let her go…….her new best friend was a
    “28 ouncer.” She did an award show or something akin to that recently , and was slurring her words all over the place. You can’t take that risk on people when you’re producing a TV series

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  74. Carolsue says:

    Kim Delaney- Claudia Joy- was my favourite actor in Army Wives. I found her to be believable, caring and totally commited to the role she played.
    If it wasnt her choice to leave, why would you change something that was working so well.
    I have to say I have actually lost some interest in the show now, and its quite hard getting to know these new charactors like we knew the old ones,. If you take some other older actors from the show, I will definately turn off. I have a military family and I enjoy watching this kind of TV. but please….. no more letting people go..I would also like Pamela, and Roxy to come back also,, they were great actors and so believeable. I am so disappointed. !!

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  75. Naki says:

    I am crying for Claudia Joy, how could they do this to us…praying Kim Delaney will get well! But I am so happy that Ashanti is on the show she is great so far, totally love her and Denise character. We watch the show in Africa on Dstv on one of the pay perview channels.

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