Drop Dead Diva: Lifetime Series Cancelled; No Season Five?

Drop Dead Diva canceledLifetime has decided to cancel Drop Dead Diva after four seasons on the air.

Debuting in July 2009, Drop Dead Diva begins as a vapid aspiring model named Deb is killed in a car accident. Unhappy with her prospects in heaven, she finds herself sent back to Earth and ends up in the body of a recently deceased lawyer, Jane (Brooke Elliott). Deb must now deal with being in the body of her complete opposite –someone who’s brilliant, hard-working, charitable, and overweight.

Others in the cast have included Margaret Cho, April Bowlby, Kate Levering, Jackson Hurst, Josh Stamberg, Ben Feldman, Lex Medlin, and Carter MacIntyre.

The fourth season finished airing on September 9th and averaged 2.3 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That was slighly better than the performance of the third season — 2.26 million with a 0.7 in the demo. The cable channel reportedly tried to get a boost in the ratings this season by adding Kim Kardashian in a recurring role but that move obvioulsy didn’t have much of an impact.

Lifetime was supposedly holding off on making a decision on Diva’s future until they saw some of their current pilots. One can assume that, since they’ve cancelled Drop Dead Diva, they liked what they saw.

Word is that Sony Pictures TV may try to find another home for the series. Josh Berman created the show and FOX recently cancelled his other program, The Mob Doctor.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Drop Dead Diva has been cancelled? Would you watch it on another station?

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  1. Anonymous says

    Loved this show. It was a breath of fresh air compared to half the stuff they air on tv today. I would definitely watch this show, and Army Wives, if it was on another station.

  2. cam says

    Absolutely bring back Diva, let me know where! I had a big void in Sunday night viewimg, Diva & Army Wives. Please, Please bring her back!!!!

  3. P Matt says

    Please bring this show back! I love it and look forward to each season that it airs. It is very good and I love the people that play in it. They are great.

  4. Tammy says

    its refreshing to finally watch funny, sweet and kindness on tv. we get enough violence just by watching the news.

  5. Amanda says

    My daughter got me started on this show on Netflix, I had never heard of Drop Dead Diva until last week. When I first started this show I thought it was a ridiculous teen show, but I couldn’t seem to stop watching. It got more interesting by the episode and by the second season I realized that it was not a kid show. I have since interested several of my friends to watch the show. I finished all four seasons in less than a week. I would love to see a season five regardless to what channel it airs on. The show can not end like that. I will be watching for a fifth season and I really hope the writers do not let us down.

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