After initally cancelling the series earlier this year, Lifetime has reached a deal with Sony Pictures Television to renew Drop Dead Diva for a fifth season, TVWise has confirmed. The news was first reported by Deadline.
Created by Josh Berman, Drop Dead Diva follows the beautiful-but-vapid model wannabe Deb, who suddenly finds herself in front of Heaven’s gatekeeper following a fatal car crash. Outraged by her sudden demise, she attempts to persuade Fred to return her to her shallow existence but is accidentally relegated to the body of the recently deceased Jane Bingum. An intelligent, thoughtful and plus-size attorney with a loyal assistant, Teri, Jane has always lived in the shadow of her colleagues whereas Deb has always relied on her external beauty. By a twist of fate and a bolt of divine intervention, Deb must come to terms with inhabiting Jane’s curvier frame and learn to reconcile her beauty queen ways with her brilliant, new mind. The drama series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and stars Brooke Elliot, Margaret Cho, April Bowlby, Jackson Hurst, Kate Levering, Josh Stamberg and Ben Feldman.
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