Drop Dead Diva is back from the dead

Mar 5, 2013 at 8:39 p.m. ET

Drop Dead Diva has done the impossible — it's come back from cancellation. Lifetime has given the show a second chance. Instead of keeping it down, they've renewed it for a fifth season.

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The Lifetime Network has changed their tune. Back in January, they announced the cancellation of Drop Dead Diva after four seasons. The news came as a shock considering the show's strong ratings. But now, two months later, it's a different story.

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The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Drop Dead Diva's been resurrected. Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television have come to an agreement regarding a fifth season. They've settled on a more cost-effective production model that will keep it around a little longer.

The show's return is a pleasant surprise considering the state of last season's finale. It was a cliffhanger episode, which left lives hanging in the balance. The lack of closure is one of the reasons creator Josh Berman fought so hard to keep Diva alive.

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Shortly after it was canceled he told EW, "I’m not ruling anything out. I’m not even ruling out Lifetime and Sony reaching a new deal. Like, I’m open to anything that will save the show. My goal is to still have the show on the air this summer, no matter what."

It turns out he was right. Lifetime brought them back and the rest is history!

"Drop Dead Diva centers on an aspiring model, Deborah "Deb" Dobkins, who was killed in a car crash and is brought back to life as lawyer Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliot)."

The series co-stars Margaret Cho, April Bowlby, Kate Levering, Jackson Hurst, Josh Stamberg and Carter MacIntyre.

Are you excited for more Drop Dead Diva?

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