1 December 2012 8:18 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

A Vampire Diaries star and a singer are on their way to Lifetime.

The network has announced that Torrey DeVitto (Tvd, Pretty Little Liars) and Ashanti have been cast as series regular on Army Wives Season 7, following that a major shake-up on that series, which will include the death of Kim Delaney's Claudia.

Torrey DeVitto (pictured) will portray Maggie Hall, an ex-soldier and current truck driver who is married to a staff sergeant and who left the Army to become a mother.

Ashanti - who has appeared on such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and American Dreams - will take on Latasha Durant a mother of three with firm control over her family.

Deadline also reports that newcomer Elle McLemore will come on board as Holly Gordon, a country girl who recently married a soldier.

Production on Season 7 gets underway this month. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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