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Lifetime cancels "Drop Dead Diva" after four seasons

Kim Kardashian with Drop Dead Divas cast

Lifetime’s drama “Drop Dead Diva” has…well…dropped dead. After four seasons, Lifetime has decided not to move forward with a fifth season of the show, which starred Brooke Elliott as a dead model trapped inside the body of a smart and curvy lawyer. Despite a slew of trendy guest stars over the past few years, including Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams, “Drop Dead Diva” was never successful in pulling in the same kind of viewership numbers as other Lifetime dramas like “Army Wives”.

As one of the two scripted series inherited by Nancy Dubuc when she took over Lifetime in 2010, “Drop Dead Diva” has been struggling to fit in with the edgier shows that Lifetime has been focusing on lately. Although it has performed decently in ratings, drawing 2.8 million viewers in its July 2009 premiere and averaging about 2 million viewers an episode since, it can’t compete with shows such as “Army Wives” which is entering its seventh season and still going strong.

“Drop Dead Diva” wrapped its fourth season only three months ago. Lifetime has been putting off the decision about cancelling the show while they look at some of their current pilots. The decision to move forward with the cancellation must mean that Lifetime likes what they see so far with their pilots. The series was produced for Lifetime by Sony, and they may decide to shop the series elsewhere.

Did you watch the show? Are you sad to see it go?

 


Details
Show:
- Drop Dead Diva
- Army Wives
Person:
- Kim Kardashian
- Joan Rivers
- Serena Williams
- Nancy Dubuc
- Brooke Elliott
Network:
- Lifetime

Written by: Rachel Anne
Jan 15th, 2013, 9:26 pm

Anonymous

Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 1:37 am
It cant go its an amazing show!!! It has such an unraveling plot with such crazy never expect plot twist you never see coming and it very enjoyable to watch i cant wait to see the new season please dont let drop dead diva go!!!!!
Bluerain22

Message Posted On Feb 11th, 2013, 2:27 am
NOOOO!!! Please bring it back, it's one of my favourites! At least give us a few more episodes to resolve some of the plot.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 22nd, 2013, 7:58 am
Yes I am sorry to see it go. Great show dumb network decision. I am very sad it won't be back..
rainbow420

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Since: 25/Aug/12
Message Posted On Jan 21st, 2013, 3:50 am

Why am I unsurprized that a witty, well written and intelligent show with good acting and a rather unique take on things is canceled in favor of more reality garbage?

MTQueenie
(Editor)

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Points: 45442.4
Since: 15/Nov/08
Message Posted On Jan 17th, 2013, 2:13 am

Yes i loved this show and i can't believe that they would cancel a good, fun and real show like this that's performing fine for the sake of more crappy "reality" tv. I'm especially annoyed that they're gonna leave us hanging with the cliffhanger of season 4

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 3:31 am
Yeah, it was a pleasant, fun show, and fans deserved an ending. This (especially) US habit of simply dropping series mid plot really alienates me from watching shows where the story isn't almost entirely self-contained each episode. Unresolved endings not only insult fans, but hurt the potential of other shows.
n8ph8ts

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Mood: cheerful
Since: 15/May/08
Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 3:11 am

Totally agree with all the above comments...:=)

 

TV-A-Holic912

Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 2:28 am
yes i am, its funny and fabulous coz its not ur average skinny girl walking down the catwalk. its what makes the show real and not that superficial BS ppl do like those reality show exploiting kids like Honey Boo Boo showing what an average redneck wud look and act like in real life. its so BS. Even if u ppl want to cancel the DDD show, at least end it properly n dont leave the viewers hanging. why all of the good shows have to die so young The Secret Circle has been Cancelled with a hanged cliffhanger n now this. yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :(...........................................................
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