Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:28 am
Lifetime is bringing back Drop Dead Diva.
The show was originally cancelled in January 2013.
Lifetime had dropped the drama from its slate, citing that the series was too expensive to produce. The women's network and Sony Pictures Television have since come up with a way to bring the series back to air in a far less expensive way, Deadline has confirmed.
Creator Josh Berman told TVLine: "I believe the fans saved the show. When we were cancelled, we trended on Twitter, off and on, for days. Tens of thousands of fans signed petitions for the show to be brought back... I received thousands of messages of support from around the world.
"I've been fortunate enough to work on several popular shows, including CSI and Bones, but the fan base for Drop Dead Diva is nothing like I've ever seen. I'm grateful for such loyal fans."
Drop Dead Diva stars Brooke Elliott as Jane, a superficial model killed in a car accident who comes back in the body of a curvacious, smart lawyer.
A return date for the show is to be confirmed.