Brooke Shields joins the cast of 'Army Wives'

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"Army Wives" is getting some new blood in its upcoming season 7 -- Golden Globe nominee and five-time People's Choice winner Brooke Shields will join the cast of the Lifetime show when it premieres in March.

Shields will play the role of Air Force Colonel Katherine "Kat" Young, a pilot described as "brash and brilliant." Tough enough to hold her own in the male-dominated military, Kat will clash with Army General Michael Holden ( Brian McNamara) pretty much as soon as she arrives at Joint Base Marshall Bring. Kat and Holden will initially keep up the fight for Air Force and Army dominance, respectively. Once Holden learns about Kat's tragic past, however, the two high-level officers find they have a lot in common.

With two Golden Globe nominations (both for "Suddenly Susan" ) and five People's Choice Awards (for "Suddenly Susan" and for feature films in the early 1980s), Shields is a big name to join the show's cast. Recently, she was seen in guest-starring roles on "The Middle" and "Hannah Montana."

"Army Wives" Season 7 premieres on Sunday, March 10 at 9pm.

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