'Drop Dead Diva' Renewed for Sixth Season by Lifetime

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October 25th, 2013


Lifetime has renewed Drop Dead Diva, for a sixth 13-episode season. The episodes will air next year.

via press release:



Network Orders 13 Episodes for 2014 Return


LOS ANGELES, CA (October 25, 2013) – Lifetime has renewed its critically-acclaimed comedic drama Drop Dead Diva (#DropDeadDiva) for a sixth season with a 13 episode order.  The series will return next year.


Currently airing Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT, Drop Dead Diva’s fifth season finale will air Sunday, November 3, at 9pm ET/PT, with a surprise visitor from Jane’s past who puts everything between her and Grayson on the line and potentially changes the course of Jane's life forever.


Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Drop Dead Diva, which tells the story of a shallow wannabe model who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-size recently deceased attorney, stars Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst, April Bowlby, Justin Deeley, Lex Medlin and Kate Levering.


Josh Berman (Bones, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) is creator and executive producer. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Academy AwardÒ-winning Chicago, Bonnie & Clyde, Steel Magnolias) of Storyline Entertainment and Robert J. Wilson are executive producers.


    Wow. For a show that was cancelled and then UN-cancelled, that’s an impressive comeback!

  • Dillan

    Wow, I’m kind of shocked after it’s recent ratings.

    I hope this means good news for Witches of East End.

  • Dan

    I expected it to be cancelled after it barely returned. Well 78 episodes seems like enough for syndication so congrats.

  • John A

    Congrats to the cast. Im surprised it wasnt announced as the final season. Something tells me The Client List is canceled.

  • Charmed

    YESSSSSSS!!! I can’t tell you how happy I am, first Charmed now this! I had written this off as canceled given the recent ratings, I don’t know how it happened, but I’m so grateful! It’s such a sweet little show, and it ends on a big cliffhanger this season so thank god. I started watching on Netflix in April and watched 4 seasons in 2 weeks!

  • Charmed

    @John A yeah with JLH’s pregnancy and the whole thing with the show I think it will be. I hope it is so she would be free for a Ghost Whisperer reunion! (I know it’s not gonna happen but I can dream!)

  • Oliver

    It’s really cheap, which probably pushed it into renewal territory.

  • Charmed

    Deadline saying The Client List is unlikely to continue…

  • thesnowleopard

    Wow, remember when they canceled this? Good for Diva. I don’t even watch it very much, but I still find myself rooting for its survival.

  • starship

    Woohoo, it was a shocker when it was cancelled last year, but it was obviously a power play on Lifetime’s side so that they cut the budget. Getting at least 26 episodes after it was once cancelled is something that few shows can brag about. Bet it’s paired with Devious Maids again next summer.

  • John A

    The Client List was doing ok but dropped towards the end of the season. It was a cute show but i got sick of it. I wont miss it but it kind of dont deserve to be canceled. Same as when Diva got canceled.

  • Craig

    I’m shocked, ratings aren’t good and the show has been AWFUL this season.

  • Mariana

    Aww I love Drop Dead Diva its such a cute little show.This is probably bad news for the Client list with JLH’s pregnancy and her reported demands for her to continue the show its most likely coming to an end.

  • Shiro

    i thought it was a goner for a second time beacause of their ratings are not that high.

    The Client List never even once getting 0.5. they got 0.6 once, but other is between 0.7-0.9 . just sad though, if they can’t settle who actually want to be the baby father in the show, why can’t they simply put production for hiatus until JLH pregnancy end. sometime, when two people are in disagreement abaout a thing, its better to find another alternative that both of them can agree on.

  • DenverDean

    So TCL problems explain why DDD got the renewal. Bizarre that JLH would throw away a sorta hit series. Didn’t she learn anything after TGW? Part of the issue with ABC not being able to pick it up had to do with salaries. I guess 0 salary is better than 75% of a 22-episode/additional syndication. Hollywood!

  • Mathew

    Best news ever! This is my favorite show and I thought it was going to get canceled! Thank god it didn’t!!!

  • Ian

    Good for DDD! Now I’m just hoping the Witches of East End can tick up a bit for a renewal. Fingers crossed!

  • Charmed

    I think Lifetime’s giving DDD the benefit of the doubt that the recent ratings are due to that unnesecarry 2 month break, and next summer ratings will be back up to 0.7-0.8

  • Max

    I’m confused it was cancelled under the radar and then UNcancelled under the radar and I just assumed this was already the final season and that’s where they were heading. Not to mention the sudden absence of two of the supporting characters and the revolving guardian angels. This is how bad TV is made – they suddenly get 13 more episodes so they have to concoct some ridiculous storyline to justify it still being on air.

  • Jazz

    They used DDD to promote Devious Maids and now Witches of East End so they must have seen it has some merit. I hope this is a final season. This season wasn’t that great. And I don’t enjoy it in the fall. It’s a summer show.

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