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Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” shot in Peachtree City, renewed for second season

Brooke Elliott and Margaret Cho are coming back to Peachtree City next year.

Brooke Elliott and Margaret Cho are coming back to Peachtree City next year.

To no surprise, Lifetime has given “Drop Dead Diva” a second season and will be back in Peachtree City next year. The network leaked the news to Hollywood Reporter.

The show has done well, averaging 2.7 million viewers a week after six episodes. That’s not quite up there with Lifetime’s top show “Army Wives,” which averages about 3.8 million viewers. And “Project Runway,” which debuts tonight, will likely eclipse “Drop Dead Diva” in audience size as well.

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But for Lifetime standards, 2.7 million is plenty good enough. The dramedy features breakout star Brooke Elliott as a model who dies and ends up in the body of a plus-sized lawyer (plus sized at least by Hollywood standards.)

The show’s biggest name among its regulars is comedienne Margaret Cho, who stayed in Little Five Points on weekends and was all over town during the four months of shooting. “Diva” just wrapped season one last week in studios at Falcon Field.

The whimsical “Diva” has already drawn a bevy of famous guest stars. This past Sunday’s episode, which drew a series high 3.1 million viewers, featured Elliott Gould, Jorja Fox (”C.S.I.”) and (cross promotion alert!) Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” fame. Future guests include Paula Abdul and Liza Minnelli. Rosie O’Donnell, who was already in one episode, will be back later in the season.

“Diva,” which received mostly positive reviews out of the gate, will tape 13 more episodes next year.

Executive producer Josh Berman (who also does work for “Bones” and “CSI,” to name few) said he was thrilled and gratified when the show got the official renewal but he couldn’t celebrate too much: he still has post-production work to do on the final three episodes of this season, set to air next month.

19 comments Add your comment

Lisa Stanford

August 20th, 2009
11:46 am

Our family LOVES this show…
We are very glad that they are renewing!


August 20th, 2009
11:46 am

cho is gone? so its safe to go to little five now?


August 20th, 2009
12:13 pm

Love the show!


August 20th, 2009
12:14 pm

Love the show!! Thanks for keeping on the air!! Just watched it last again last night. Makes me smile!!!

Picky Watcher

August 20th, 2009
12:34 pm

Absolutely love this show and I tell anyone who hasn’t watched it that they are missing a hit. The writers are doing well here. Finally something to watch besides the weather channel.


August 20th, 2009
1:05 pm

Ok, not to sound like a downer, but Elliot is plus-sized not just in “hollywood.” Trust me, I have been there. I do love that there is a larger sized women on TV as the main charater of the show and that it is also showing how just because a girl is thin, doesn’t mean she thinks she’s perfect or doesn’t have self esteem issues.


August 20th, 2009
3:25 pm

nicest cast of people I have ever meet. Show was cool, happy to see they are coming back next season. thats means the old lady will be working in Feb.


August 20th, 2009
4:41 pm

Love this show – I coordinate special visits for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Jackson Hurst that plays Deb’s boyfriend/Jane’s coworker came by to volunteer at an activity with me. He is such a great guy. I’m so happy to hear that the show was picked up for a second season.

Peggy Johnson

August 21st, 2009
9:48 pm

I have not missed one show…..LOVE IT my fav in years


August 23rd, 2009
4:44 pm

Figures. Everyone who comes to Atlanta gets shot. It’s not the violent crime capital of America for no reason.


August 25th, 2009
2:10 am

Thank you for keeping this show on!! I absolutely can’t wait to watch the new episode every week. It’s great to have such a delightful actress in such a fun character! I love watching her!


September 12th, 2009
12:34 am

My daughter and I love this show and we have requested it to many of our friends who are now fans.

just me

September 19th, 2009
7:56 am

Accidentally stumbled on Drop Dead Diva’s for the first time this last week and LOVED it! I’ll be a regular!


October 11th, 2009
10:24 pm

Great sHow! It’s very refreshing and the characters are wonderful. My family never misses it and have hooked many other viewers on to it. Can’t wait till next season. Thanks for something fun and entertaining.


October 11th, 2009
11:29 pm

from the preveiws before this show started i knew that this was going to be a good show to watch and i havent missed a episode yet i just wish it didnt have to end yet because waiting a year is a long time but i do love this show


October 13th, 2009
10:29 am

I am so excited to see that there is a second season! My mom , my daughter and I look forward to Sunday night just to watch Drop Dead Diva. Brooke Elliot is Awesome! She does an excellent job as Jane. I love Jane’s spunk and perkiness. Some people think that plus-size women are not sexy or attractive, but I don’t even think about her size when I am watching the show. Her attitude and the way she carries herself just makes up for that. I am rooting for Jane and Grayson to get together! I love to hate Kim too! You just want to slap her sometimes.
I have watched since the pilot. I knew it would be a hit. I will let everyone on Facebook know to make sure they watch it again when Season 2 begins. I can’t wait!


October 13th, 2009
11:59 am

Great fun show. Hope the hiatus isn’t too long.

Mary r

November 12th, 2009
2:05 pm

Where is Drop Dead Diva Been?

Amelia Gauss

January 4th, 2010
9:56 pm

I love this show. I think it is very true to life including fluffy beautiful Brooke Elliot and the ever so delightful Margaret Cho ( Love her facial expressions). I hope they continue to air. Love it, Love it, Love it