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. donna says

    please keep this series going. its one of my favorites. it would be a definate tragedy to cancel it now. i dont care which tv station aires it. just keep the public posted.

  2. Martha McLemore says

    I love Drop Dead Diva! I have watched every season of it. Please bring it back somewhere. Then be sure to post it online and on tv and let us know where it is so that we can see it. Thanks. LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. brenda says

    Would definitely watch on another station. DVR it also to watch again during the off season. Brooke Elliott is a talented woman. Enjoyed her singing. Enjoyed the whole cast. Disappointed it was cancelled.

  4. Loretta Pietrowicz says

    I can’t believe they are canceling Drop Dead Diva. This was the only show that made women with a more volupuous body feel sexy and sure of herself. I would difinitely watch it on another channel if someone esle bought the series. I love this show!

  5. Mel says

    Yes, I will watch on any network! This is a wonderful show. This is one of the very few shows on television that my young daughter and I can both watch together. It would be a shame to terminate it. Not only is it very entertaining (I love Stacy) but my daughter has learned so much about self-worth, friendship, and love during the past four seasons. Very valuable lessons not just for pre-teen girls but for the whole family. We need more shows like this on television. PLEASE transfer to another network!!!!!

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