Brooke Shields has joined the upcoming seventh season of Lifetime’s drama series Army Wives as a recurring. She will play brash and brilliant Air Force Colonel Katherine “Kat” Young. A crack C-17 pilot who can hold her own in the boys’ club atmosphere of the military, she’s hardly touched down in her new assignment at Joint Base Marshall Bring before she clashes with Army General Michael Holden (Brian McNamara). Never one to step away from a fight, Kat is a fierce advocate for the Air Force as she and Holden jockey for their respective branches at the highest levels of power on base. Only after their initial skirmishes does Holden learn of Kat’s tragic past, discovering they have more in common than he thought.
Veteran Army Wives is getting a revamp heading into Season 7, which premieres on March 10. The series, about the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women – and one man – living with their spouses and families on an active Army post, is adding three actresses as new regulars — Ashanti, Torrey DeVitto and Elle McLemore — as original cast member member Kim Delaney is departing and Sally Pressman and Sterling K. Brown are scaling back from series regulars to recurring. In addition to her starring role on NBC’s Suddenly Susan and Lipstick Jungle, Shields has done arcs on That ’70s Show, Hannah Montana, Nip/Tuck and, most recently, The Middle.