back from the grave after cancelling it in January.
One video made a moral appeal to the network: “It’s not right to get fans invested for a fourth season and leave them with that kind of an ending. I believe Lifetime cares about its viewers/supporters. Please don’t prove me wrong!”
Now these frustrated fans can rest easy—on March 1, Lifetime announced they will be bringing the show back for a fifth season. At the time this article was written, the official announcement on Facebook had received over 50,000 likes.
So why has this show become such a phenomenon? Well, for one, it stars Margaret Cho in a supporting role, and we’d watch her in just about anything.
The plot goes something like this: Aspiring model Deb dies in a car crash and is reincarnated in the body of high-powered lawyer Jane, a woman who is not exactly runway ready, and shenanigans ensue. Think "Legally Blonde" meets "Freaky Friday" meets "The Lovely Bones."
Summarizing the cliffhanger finale, Carol Memmott at USA Today writes, “On the day Deb, whose spirit resides in Jane's body, plans to wed Owen, Grayson, Deb's true love in her past life, professes his love to Jane (not knowing Deb lives inside Jane's body). Grayson kisses Jane, Owen walks in, has a heart attack, dies, and at that moment, Jane's spirit, biding time in heaven, comes back to earth and wakes up in Owen's body.”
Wow. So now we know why everyone watches! This was supposed to be the final episode? No wonder fans were upset. Where in the world can "Drop Dead Diva" go from here?!
According to executive producer Josh Berman, the show will be back on set in April and season five will premiere sometime this summer. Fans everywhere should take this as an example. If you post thousands of desperate messages to social media, you can make a difference. Your favorite show could come back from the dead. Now excuse us, we’ve got some tweeting to do at the creator of Veronica Mars.
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