Published Sept. 25, 2013
The series began filming in Charleston in 2006. It has been filmed at the old Charleston Naval Base in North Charleston, as well as at Charleston Field on Poston Road, Boone Hall Plantation and throughout North Charleston and downtown Charleston.
The show employed dozens of South Carolinians as crew members and in small, on-screen roles. Hotel rooms were booked annually for the crew and cast, and production resulted in millions of dollars spent with local businesses, according to estimates from the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
In a statement, Lifetime Executive Vice President Rob Sharenow thanked the crew and community of Charleston, as well as the fans and the cast, for helping to produce the show
Army Wives featured a group of women living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. It is Lifetime’s longest-running series.
Lifetime plans a two-hour special with the cast to wrap up the series, which has been produced by ABC Studios. It is set to air early next year.
“There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape,” Sharenow said in a news release. “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.”