Drop Dead Diva Exclusive: 5 Reasons for a 5th Season

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With fans anxiously awaiting word on a renewal for Drop Dead Diva, TV Fanatic checked in this week with creator Josh Berman.

Why should Lifetime and Sony give this drama a fifth season? Berman has come up with five reasons. Let's hope executives are listening...


New Jane vs. Old Jane? “We ended season four on a cliffhanger like we’ve never done before on the show,” said Berman, adding that Jane’s love life will be explored in a fifth season like never before. “There is a love triangle between Jane, Owen and Grayson yet with the added complication of old Jane returning.”

Big Drama! Raw Emotions! Berman explained that the season five “drama will be more heightened, the emotions more raw and the introduction of a woman (old Jane) that we’ve never met into this love triangle will enable me to tell stories in a very fresh and inventive way that hasn’t been done yet on Drop Dead Diva. It feels like everything has been leading up to season five.”

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Passionate Fans Being an alumnus of such buzz-worthy shows as CSI and Bones, Berman knows Drop Dead Diva fans are special: “I’ve never seen anything like the fans for Drop Dead Diva,” he said. "They hang on every word of the show, they’re so excited about a new season.”

Besides recent YouTube videos supporting the show, there is also a "renew DDD" petition on the Web, so fans can let Lifetime know they’re serious about getting their fifth season. Yahoo also ranked DDD as a Top Ten search for TV comedies in 2012, alongside hits like The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family.

Big Names Want to Appear While we’ve seen Paula Abdul, Rosie O’Donnell, Kim Kardashian and Louis Van Amstel pop up on the show, more people than ever want to guest. “Once we were nominated for a Humanitas Award,” Berman explained, “we weren’t just a commercial show but actors started seeing this as a real destination place for them. I think with season five we’re going to have a whole new crew of guest stars who are going to help elevate the show even more.”

Ratings/DVR Numbers Live +3 (live airing rating, plus DVR viewing up to three days after) for Adults 18-49 are strong for the show and DDD even saw a 14% climb last season. DDD also continued to grow in its fourth season, even though it was airing against the Olympics and broadcast’s fall premieres.

Research shows that of 30 cable series that returned last year, only six (The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Being Human and – you guessed it – Drop Dead Diva) actually saw growth in their year-to-year numbers. Impressive!

So there you have it, TV Fanatics. Do you want to see Drop Dead Diva Season 5? Make your voice heard!

Jim Halterman is the West Coast Editor of TV Fanatic and the owner of JimHalterman.com. Follow him on Twitter.


well unlike most shows this show is amazing it makes me cry laugh and also gives me new ideas for paths i should take it helps me get through problems that are actually happening in my life. I love this show and i surely think that there should be a season five. This show is AMAZING PLEASE BRING IT BACK.


Keep checking to see if Lifetime has finally realized how much Drop Drop Diva is going to be missed. Please bring it back.


What no Season 5, that makes no sense. This is a great show and one I actually looked forward to watching. I also selected the package from my cable provider so I could watch it. If Lifetime doesn't want to pick it up perhaps ABC, CBS or NBC will.


Please bring back the show! Im from Norway and havent heard about this show befor i did join netflix a week ago. And now im done watching the 4 seasons of DDD. AND it just cant end like this! The show is just awesoome !


PLEASE BRING BACK THE SHOW! my daughter and i loved this show! we watched it religiously! I CAN'T BELIEVE LIFETIME CANCELLED IT! EVERYBODY COMPLAIN TO LIFETIME...go to drop dead diva's page and leave comments to bring DDD BACK! Even BETTER everyone complain on drop dead diva's fan page or lifetime networks fan page ON FACEBOOK! COME ONE EVERYONE WE CAN DO THIS!


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Please continue Drop Dead Diva. I really love this show!


There HAS TO BE season 5 coming out soon, i was so hooked i watched it from the beginning again.


I failed to add that I will not be watching Lifetime anymore until either Lifetime or another network picks up Drop Dead Diva.It was ahuge mistake to cancel this show and I think all Diva fans should veto Lifetime until something is announced. To leave fans with a clifhanger like that was a devastation.


I love this show, does anyone know if another network has picked it up yet. This was one of the best shows on TV and of ALL the shows on Television this was the best. Lifetime has made a huge mistake. Come on CBS, TBS, Oxygen, someone pick this show up!

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