Friday, August 21, 2009

Drop Dead Diva

Lifetime's comedic drama Drop Dead Diva has been renewed for a second season.

The network has ordered 13 new episodes of the freshman series, from Sony TV, creator Josh Berman and exec producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, to air in 2010.

Diva, which premiered in July as Lifetime's best original drama series debut since the 2007 launch of "Army Wives," has become the first scripted series since "Wives" to earn a second-season pickup. It has averaged 2.6 million viewers, hitting series highs in the women demos last Sunday when the series, about a dead shallow model reincarnated in the body of a brilliant plus-size attorney (Brooke Elliott), drew more than 3 million total viewers.

"Drop Dead Diva is one of those rare gems that has charmed both viewers and critics," Lifetime's exec vp entertainment JoAnn Alfano said of the show co-starring Margaret Cho.

I've watched most of the episodes. You can catch them later in the week if you miss one. Sunday night doesn't have much else on, so I gave it a go, and it's pretty funny. It reminds me of Pushing Daisies when it firest came out, but I quickly tired of that.

I love her assistant.


  1. I can't find anything from tv for me anymore everything is for young people and I am old. So I can't get interested in anything except old shows as Andy Griffet etc.

  2. Hi Cheryl,

    I absolutely LOVE this show!!!!! I'm so glad it got picked up for a second season!! I laugh out loud (and cry) on most episodes. lol

    Another great show that aired this summer was...Royal Pains...on the USA channel. Have you seen it? It's really great, too. Next week is the Season Finale already. :(

    One more, and I promise I'm done! Did you see Dollhouse back in Feb. - May on FOX? It got picked up for a second season that starts on September 7th. I can hardly wait! lol

    Thank you for keeping us updated!

    ~ Lori

  3. I also LOVE "Drop Dead Diva," and I'm so happy to hear it got renewed! I think it's a nice mix of funny and touching, and I think the lead actress is really charming.

  4. Lori, I haven't seen Royal Pains. Sometimes if they come out on DVD, I watch a couple of seasons all at once. Hopefully, they'll do that. I'll make myself a note. heh heh My entire desk is covered with notes. I did watch a couple episodes of Doll House when it premiered.

  5. I have never watched the show but I think I will check it out.