Lifetime’s Promos Beginning Of The End For ‘Drop Dead Diva’: Video

By | Saturday March 8, 2014 @ 7:49pm PST

Lifetime tonight unveiled promo for sixth and final season of Drop Dead Diva, beginning Sunday, March 23 at 9 PM ET/PT. After a brief cancellation a year ago, Lifetime‘s Drop Dead Diva was resurrected with a fifth-season pickup and in September received a 13-episode Season 6 Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ To End Run (Again) After Six Seasons

By | Thursday February 13, 2014 @ 9:32am PST
Nellie Andreeva

After a brief cancellation a year ago, Lifetime‘s Drop Dead Diva was resurrected dropdeaddiva__130116003510with a fifth-season pickup and in September received a 13-episode Season 6 renewal. Now the network has announced that the upcoming sixth season will be the series’ last. It will launch on March 23 with a two-hour premiere. Since resurrecting Diva last March, Lifetime saw both of its freshman series, Devious Maids and The Witches Of East End, perform well and earn second-season renewals. Additionally, the network just picked up two new hourlong series, Un-Real and The Lottery.

Lifetime Picks Up Drama Pilot ‘Lottery’ To Series
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Produced by Sony Pictures TV, the one-hour comedic drama Diva stars Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst, Kate Levering, April Bowlby, Lex Medlin and Justin Deeley. It follows the story of shallow model Deb who suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney, Jane (Elliot). For those following the show, at the close of last season, Jane (Elliott) thought she would finally have her happy ending with Grayson (Hurst), until Brittany (Old Jane) revealed to Grayson that Jane isn’t who he thinks she is. In the Season 6 premiere, Jane is forced to finally tell the truth to Grayson, but his reaction leaves her more lost than ever. Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ Renewed For Sixth Season

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 4:06pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

She keeps going! Lifetime’s comedic drama Drop Dead Diva has been picked up for a sixth season, and second post-cancellation with a 13-episode order. The pickup comes as Drop Dead Diva heads towards its fifth season finale … Read More »

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Hot TV Promo: Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’

By | Tuesday June 4, 2013 @ 1:50pm PDT

Drop Dead Diva was cancelled then brought back to life with a fifth season pick-up and now Lifetime has dropped the first promo for the June 23 premiere. The dramedy series, starring Brooke Elliott, is executive produced by creator Josh Berman, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Check out … Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ Season 5 Premiere Set For June 23

By | Thursday May 2, 2013 @ 12:57pm PDT

Drop Dead Diva begins its fifth season with the first of 13 new episodes on Sunday, June 23 at 9 PM. The fifth-season opener is aptly titled “Back From The Dead” after the dramedy series was cancelled … Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ Gets Resurrected With Fifth Season Order

By | Friday March 1, 2013 @ 2:46pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Drop Dead Diva Returns Season 5EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: Drop Dead Diva lives! A month and a half after Lifetime cancelled the dramedy series, I’ve learned that the cable network has inked a deal with producer Sony … Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ Cancelled After Four Seasons

By | Tuesday January 15, 2013 @ 5:43pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Drop Dead Diva Cancelled LifetimeEXCLUSIVE: Lifetime is closing the book on dramedy Drop Dead Diva after four seasons. I’ve learned that the cable network has opted not to order a fifth season of the show starring Brooke Elliott as a dead aspiring model trapped in the body of an intelligent, curvy lawyer. The decision comes three months after Season 4 of Drop Dead Diva wrapped its run on Lifetime. I hear the series producer Sony Pictures TV may shop it elsewhere.

Drop Dead Diva was one of two scripted series Nancy Dubuc inherited when she took over Lifetime in 2010, along with veteran drama Army Wives, which is undergoing casting and creative changes as it heads into a seventh season. There had been speculation that Lifetime brass felt Drop Dead Diva did not fit into the network’s shift toward edgier fare. The network tried to shake things up last season with the casting of Kim Kardashian in a recurring role. Ratings-wise, Drop Dead Diva has been a solid performer since its July 2009 premiere, which drew 2.8 million viewers. Its most recent season averaged consistently over 2 million viewers an episode in Live+Same Day. Read More »

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GLAAD Media Awards Honor Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Hot In Cleveland’, ‘Beginners’

GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organization awarded its honors in Los Angeles tonight for most outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the media. AP is reporting that the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media … Read More »

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Kim Kardashian To Recur On Lifetime Series ‘Drop Dead Diva’

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 4:02pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime is certainly looking to make noise with some questionable casting choices. After pursuing Lindsay Lohan to portray Elizabeth Taylor in a movie, the network has cast another tabloid fixture, Kim Kardashian — this time on the series side. … Read More »

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Lifetime Renews ‘Drop Dead Diva’ For Fourth Season

By | Thursday September 22, 2011 @ 2:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Lifetime has picked up a fourth season of dramedy Drop Dead Diva with a 13-episode order. Along with Army Wives, the Sony TV-produced Diva has been a solid ratings performer for the network, most recently averaging 2.2 million viewers … Read More »

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‘The Killing’ Inches Up In Season 1 Finale; ‘Diva’ Dips Slightly In Viewers, Up In Demos

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE, 1 PM: AMC’s The Killing closed out its freshman season with 2.3 million viewers tuning in for the finale last night. That was up from the two most recent episodes, which averaged 2 million and … Read More »

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Lifetime Renews ‘Army Wives’ And ‘Diva’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime has renewed its flagship series, Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva. Army Wives has been picked up for a fifth season, while Drop Dead Diva has been renewed for a third season. Both series have received 13-episode orders … Read More »

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