Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ cancelled after four seasons

By Daniel S Levine,

After four seasons, Lifetime has dropped Drop Dead Diva, the network confirmed Tuesday.

Brooke Elliott starred in the dramedy about a dead model in a lawyer’s body. The series wrapped in September. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the season four finale drew 2.76 million viewers, a record for the show.

Deadline first reported the news, noting that producer Sony Pictures TV is going to try to find another outlet for the show to keep it going. Lifetime may have felt that the show just didn’t fit with its newer, edgier programming, even after Kim Kardashian earned a recurring role.

Lifetime’s scripted programming now includes the long-running Army Wives and Jennifer Love-Hewitt’s The Client List. The network will also premiere Devious Maids, a new show from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry. The Renee Zellweger-produced Cinammon Girl is also currently in development.

Deadline notes that the network’s late decision to cancel Drop Dead Divas means that it likely enjoyed what it saw from several new pilots in development. In addition to Cinammon Girl, the network also has The Secret Lives of Wives, Witches of East End, HR and a project from Nicholas Sparks in the works.



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