Lifetime has renewed its hit scripted series Drop Dead Diva for a fourth season, to premiere in 2012, with a 13 episode order. The announcement was made today by Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager of Lifetime Networks.
Regarding the announcement, Dubuc said, “Drop Dead Diva is a signature series for Lifetime that continues to resonate with audiences with its heart and humor. We are thrilled to bring it back for another season.”
Nominated for a 2011 Humanitas Prize™, Drop Dead Diva tells the story of a shallow, aspiring model who dies in a sudden accident, only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, thoughtful and plus-size attorney (Brooke Elliott, Wicked, Taboo). The program’s season three finale will air this Sunday, September 25, at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Drop Dead Diva also stars Margaret Cho (Dancing with the Stars, Notorious C.H.O.), Jackson Hurst (Living Proof), Kate Levering (Cashmere Mafia), April Bowlby (Two and a Half Men), Josh Stamberg (Lie to Me) and Ben Feldman (The Perfect Man). Guest stars who have appeared in Drop Dead Diva during its third season include Paula Abdul, LeAnn Rimes, Mario Lopez, Brandy, Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, Wendy Williams, Clay Aiken, Lance Bass, Tony Goldwyn, Valerie Harper, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Sharon Lawrence, Faith Prince, Jennifer Tilly, Louis Van Amstel, Quintin Aaron, Jonathan Schaech, Patty Stanger and many more.
Season-to-date, Drop Dead Diva has averaged 2.3 million Total Viewers, 1.2 million Adults 25-54, 973,000 Adults 18-49, 903,000 Women 25-54 and 752,000 Women 18-49. Season to-date, Drop Dead Diva is the number one program in the Sunday, 9:00pm, time period among Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 versus all basic cable networks. The show’s June 19th season three premiere became its most watched season premiere in Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, as well as the series’ second most-watched telecast ever among Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 and Women 25-54.