Lifetime Orders More 'Drop Dead Diva'

Dramedy gets renewed for second season

Drop Dead Diva has legs at Lifetime. The cabler has renewed the Sony Pictures TV dramedy for a second season.

Lifetime has ordered 13 episodes to air next year. Diva stars Brooke Elliott as a once-shallow aspiring model who is reborn after a car accident as brilliant, plus-size attorney Jane Bingum.

Series performed strong out the gate for the cabler in its debut in July. Diva has averaged 2.6 million viewers in its Sunday 9 p.m. timeslot, and in its most recent airing Sunday, it hit a best-yet aud of more than 3 million viewers. Diva’s ascent has helped boost the aud for its 10 p.m. companion drama Army Wives, making both shows more valuable to Lifetime.

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