Diva Dead And Gone

So long to the trials and tribulations of Jane Bingum. Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva won't be back for a fifth season. Tuesday evening, the network announced its cancellation.

Drop Dead Diva

Lifetime just dealt a deathblow to one of our favorite shows. The cable network's pulled the plug on Drop Dead Diva. After four seasons and countless guest stars they've opted not to renew.

According to Deadline, there was "speculation that Lifetime brass felt Drop Dead Diva did not fit into the network’s shift toward edgier fare." Hence last season's casting of Kim Kardashian as stars Brooke Elliott and April Bowlby's nemisis. They tried to spice things up, but to no avail.

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Elliot played an aspiring model named Deb, who suddenly died and was revived in another woman's body. Deb was now Jane, a curvy, genius lawyer at a top law firm. The series followed her as she struggled to fit into her new life and body.

Drop Dead Diva premiered in July of 2009 to 2.8 million viewers. Since then, it's averaged over 2 million per episode. That's not too shabby by cable standards. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to keep Lifetime interested. They've got several new pilots waiting in the wings to take its spot.

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During its run, Drop Dead Diva had its fair share of guest stars. Aside from Kardashian, Sharon Lawrence, Rosie O'Donnell, Joan Rivers, Valerie Harper, Brandy Norwood and Paula Adbul have all stopped by.

It's a sad day, but there may be hope. Series producer Sony Pictures TV could be on the lookout for a new network home. Keep your fingers crossed.

Will you miss Drop Dead Diva?

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Comments on "Say it isn't so! Drop Dead Diva canceled"

Annette November 17, 2013 | 10:42 AM

This is very disappointing. Drop Dead Diva was awesome show, Kept you wanting to watch more and see what was going to happen. I can't believe they let this show go for the awful crap they have on TV now.

Bets March 11, 2013 | 4:44 PM

I'm a very disappointed fan..why don't they cancel alot of the so called, reality shows?? I looked forward to seeing it every season, which by the way didn't seem to last very long. Please listen to the fans and bring back Drop Dead Diva..........

Mimi February 03, 2013 | 8:19 PM

I WANT to see ONE MORE episode where Jane/Deb and Grayson get married and they live happily ever after!!!

Lisa January 16, 2013 | 7:55 PM

The fans will continue to make noise! We want our Drop Dead Diva and we want it now! With over 2 million viewers, you would think that Lifetime would have continued with a great series. Instead, they cancel DDD only to keep crappy shows like reality tv. Bring back Drop Dead Diva!

Nonna January 16, 2013 | 5:12 PM

This was a terrible decision. I am so disappointed with the Lifetime network. They have clearly lost sight of what they are supposed to be about, the viewers. My Life. My Time? This is such a slap in the face to all the fans who became invested in this wonderful series for 4 seasons. Fans deserve a proper ending and I truly hope another network will pick it up! Leaving us with that cliffhanger ending was just cruel and if that's the kind of network Lifetime is gonna be, than I don't want to support them anymore. They are more concerned about producing reality tv to save a buck, than putting out quality television I really hope a new network picks this show up

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