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!