Lifetime Re-ups Frosh Hit Drop Dead Diva

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Lifetime Television's freshman dramedy series Drop Dead Diva will live for another season.

The women's targeted network has ordered 13 new episodes of the series, which stars Brooke Elliott as a plus-size attorney whose soul is actually that of a shallow aspiring model who dies in a sudden accident.

The series, which debuted July 12, is averaging 2.6 million viewers per episode this season and has cumed 50.1 million total viewers to date in its 9 p.m. Sunday time period.

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"Drop Dead Diva is one of those rare gems that has charmed both viewers and critics, and I am proud to announce a season two pick-up," said JoAnn Alfano, Executive Vice President, Entertainment, Lifetime Networks in a statement. [Series creator] Josh Berman, [executive producers] Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and their talented team have delivered an amazing show that is helping us to grow and evolve the Lifetime brand."

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