Performance in a Comedy Series
David Duchovny, Californication
Brooke Elliott, Drop Dead Diva
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Anna Faris, Mom
Allison Janney, Mom
Lifetime is plotting the end for Drop Dead Diva.
The upcoming sixth season of the drama from Josh Berman (Bones, CSI) will be its last, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Brooke Elliott-starrer about an aspiring model killed in a car crash and brought to life as a lawyer will kick off its final season with a two-hour premiere event on Sunday, March 23 at 9 p.m. Co-star Margaret Cho will be joined by a roster of guest stars for the final run, including Rick Springfield, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Ratzenberger, Corbin Bleu, Colin Egglesfield, Virginia Williams and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Drop Dead Diva was canceled after efforts to cut costs in its fifth season stalled. The series was reincarnated three months later when the studio and Lifetime came to terms on a new, cost-effective financial model for the soapy drama to continue. It went on to earn a 13-episode renewal for a sixth season. During that span, Berman created and ran Fox’s The Mob Doctor, which was canceled after one season in 2012-13.
In its fifth season, Drop Dead Diva averaged 1.99 million total viewers, down from season four’s 2.3 million and off considerably from season one’s 2.84 million average.
During its run, the series has won multiple GLAAD Awards as well as the Gracie Award for Individual Achievement by a female rising star for Elliott. Last month, she was nominated for another GLAAD Award in the individual episodic category. The series has also picked up nominations for Prism Awards, NAACP Image Awards and was a contender for the Humanitas Prize.
Lifetime’s fan favorite and critically-acclaimed series Drop Dead Diva is back by popular demand for season six in 2014. The show follows a shallow wannabe model that suddenly dies in an accident, only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized recently-deceased attorney.
One winner will receive a Drop Dead Diva walk-on, non-speaking role (Lifetime can not guarantee that the walk-on will make the final cut, but best efforts will be made) on the Atlanta set of the hit show. Place your bids now on this incredible experience!
The last 3 episodes of DDD are now up in the gallery.
Brooke Elliott Fan Gallery > Drop Dead Diva > 511 “One Shot”
Brooke Elliott Fan Gallery > Drop Dead Diva > 512 “Guess Who’s Coming”
Brooke Elliott Fan Gallery > Drop Dead Diva > 513 “Jane’s Secret Revealed”
Brooke took the EW Pop Culture Quiz – watch it HERE
according to a tweet from EW drop dead diva has been renewed!
I’ve updated the Brooke Elliott Fan Gallery with caps from the last two episodes of Drop Dead Diva – Brooke has been amazing!
Brooke Elliott Fan Gallery > Drop Dead Diva > Season 5 > 509 “Trust Me”
Brooke Elliott Fan Gallery > Drop Dead Diva > Season 5 > 510 “The Kiss”
Star Brooke Elliott (Jane) loves the episode because there’s drama at the firm — Parker tries to sell it out from underneath them — and Jane gets wrapped up in her own case trying to gain her client (Dawson’s Creek‘s Meredith Monroe), a former party-girl socialite turned do-gooder, access to money in her trust fund. “I kinda make some mistakes, and I’ve got to get my way out of it,” Elliott says. “I love the twists and turns. It’s different from some of the other episodes that we’ve done.”
Jane is still dealing with the discovery that Grayson is now dating Nicole (Annie Ilonzeh, pictured with Hurst) — “Of course, because now Jane’s available,” Elliott laments — but Elliott herself enjoys it when Jane’s single. “I think a lot of times we’re so told in our world that marriage is everything and having a partner is everything. If you look at our movies and things, it’s all directed around that love, and if you don’t have that love how sad you are. And that happens a little bit on our show as well, but I like it when Jane’s single sometimes and just figuring out who she is.”