It's True: Drop Dead Diva Cheats Death, Scores Season 5 Renewal From Lifetime

dddThe diva still has a pulse!

Six weeks after Lifetime pulled the plug on Drop Dead Diva, the network has renewed the dramedy for a fifth season.

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According to our sister site Deadline, which first broke the news, Diva‘s producer Sony TV came up with a more feasible “financial model” for the show, paving the way for Lifetime’s about-face.

Thoughts? Are you enjoying this TV’s new un-cancellation trend (see also AMC’s The Killing, Fox’s Breaking In, etc)?

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  1. GingerTaylah says:


  2. Asia Kovarsky says:

    Yes! Yes! Yessss!

  3. Sam says:

    MICHAEL! Please tell me you’ve heard something about a Bunheads renewal. I need more Boo in my life!

  4. slizabeth says:

    AHHHH!! I want to get my hopes up! I doooo!

  5. Heather says:

    That would be the best thing I heard all day!!!

  6. slizabeth says:

    I skipped “the network…” This is great! I was almost afraid another obscure network would take it up, but I know Lifetime would do it justice!!! Let them wrap it up, at least!

  7. Gleena says:

    My life is fulfilled again! I know there are more important things in life than some TV show but my life is miserable enough and I need a little sunshine in it and DDD is that sunshine.

  8. whisperintherain says:

    Really ecstatic about this! Drop Dead Diva has been my substitute for Ally McBeal for way too long to let it die on a cliffhanger! Best news of the week as far as I’m concerned!

  9. Unfortunate says:

    Damn. Such a shame.

  10. Brette O'Connell says:

    I’m so happy Drop Dead Diva has been renewed! It’s a wonderful show, and I love all the characters! Thank You!

  11. LV says:

    Really, really hoping they do something to wrap up the show – even it’s just a TV movie sort of thing.

  12. Margie Rife says:

    I am so HAPPY about this!!!!!

  13. May says:

    Happiness doesn’t even begin to describe.

  14. Lorena says:

    Now it is time for Fringe

  15. Vanessa says:

    I’m so happy and can’t wait to watch as long as they don’t bring Kim karthrasian back!

  16. Bradster says:

    Lord Bless me in the morning I am so Happy!!!

  17. hburgess says:

    YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! Best news!!!! Can’t wait to see Jane, Grayson, Fred and Stacy again!!! Now for Emily Owens!!!

  18. David4 says:

    Can we uncancel Wonderfalls? No? Damn.

  19. kam says:

    Awesome news!

  20. Monse Foster says:

    I hope they make itI hope they make it right this time, after they did last season it didn’t deserve another one right this time, after they did last season it didn’t deserve another one

  21. Shar says:

    An answer to my prayers. I really hoped this show would continue, at least until we get a satisfying ending.

  22. Katie Hicks says:

    So happy! I hate when Lifetime brings on these awesome shows then cancels them! I miss Against The Wall :-(

    • jsswite says:

      Loved against the Wall. So much better than Army Wives which won’t go away.

      • Angel (Marine Corps Wife) says:

        Army Wives is an amazing show. It deserves to go on and on. But maybe it is only good to us that live that life. Not everyone can be so strong.

  23. Babybop says:


  24. ChicagoGrrl says:

    Great news. Love Drop Dead Diva.

  25. oa says:

    Reblogged this on Confessions of She and commented:
    This is a thought.

  26. MJ says:

    Yes. I am so glad they did this. I hope they forget that whole Jane coming back in Owen’s body thing. Let that have been a dream or something….Please.

  27. Omar says:

    Best news ever!

  28. Eliza says:

    I am really happy about this!

  29. Mandy says:

    Un-cancel The LA Complex please!!!!!

  30. Bobbi says:

    Woooooooooo hooooooooooooooo!!

  31. Jon says:

    Urgh. Now we have to see more fat people on TV? She should just join The Biggest Loset.

  32. vi1715 says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the show finally glad Lifetime came around. Now if only TBS or someone could pick up The Wedding Band. Love that little show.

  33. Lana says:

    I didn’t know it was canceled but I was scared it was cause I kept seeing Owen showing up everywhere but at least when I found out it was with the news that it was coming back. I love Drop Dead Diva and Lifetime the least you could do is at least finish the story and not just leave us hanging!!!

  34. Andrew McGill says:

    This is the best news I’ve gotten in a while. Make it great and bring on Jane!!! I was absolutely crushed when it was cancelled- can’t wait!!!

  35. mia says:

    Yay!!!!!! And I love networks changing their minds! Shows a much more flexible era we’re in

  36. Tee says:

    The show has really gone downhill, but I’m a masochist that would watch again just hoping it’ll get a better ending than the season finale they were leaving off on.

  37. dreamr says:

    Woooo! So excited! I adore this show and was so disappointed when Lifetime canceled it. So glad it’s coming back! I can’t wait! :D

  38. Nonna says:

    FINALLY!!!! All the hard work paid off, can’t wait for Season 5!

  39. Su says:

    MOST DEFINITELY!!!!! Doing the happy dance here LOL

  40. A says:

    I wish this would happen for so many of the other show that were randomly or prematurely cancelled!!

  41. Ana says:

    Woo hoo!!! Yes!!!

  42. Christy says:

    Yaaay!!! Wonderful news!! Confused by people who think this is horrible. I mean, it’s Lifetime, what’s it going to replace, another repeat of Dance Moms? Even if you hate the show, I think there’s enough room on the schedule for the rest of us to enjoy it.

  43. TVDIVA says:

    Holy shades of Unforgettable Batman! Another show rises from the dead. :)

  44. Spencer says:

    Ah, yay! I love this show!

  45. Brendan says:

    YAY! If any show could come back from the dead, it would be this show. ;)

  46. says:

    Thank you thank you! I missed my show!!

  47. says:

    When is diva coming back? I hate all the crap we have to go thru to see our favorite programs. Why did you really let Claudia Joy go?

  48. Cindy says:

    I am sooooooooo glad they renewed Drop Dead Diva .I really like that show, it’s one of my favorites

  49. Tallblondemom says:

    Yay! I’ve been wondering where the show has been. Can’t wait for the next season to begin!

  50. Carol says:

    I want to know when the premier is!! I love that show. Not many I like anymore but this one is entertaining.