Earlier this week, the disappointing news came down from Lifetime – as we reported here – that their popular dramedy Drop Dead Diva was not going to be renewed for a fifth season. But now series creator Josh Berman is sending out a message to the show’s fans. What is that message? “Don’t lose hope”.
In a report by Entertainment Weekly, Berman had this to share, “Jane Bingum came back from the dead. I think ‘Drop Dead Diva’ will, too”. Berman has also met with Sony, the show’s studio, and he claims they are “extremely passionate about the series. We’ve all been getting calls, both on the creative side and on the business side, from other possible homes”.
While Berman has not elaborated on who is making these calls, he did have this to say, “Everything is in play. There are players that I never even expected that are expressing interest in the show. I’m not ruling anything out. I’m not even ruling out Lifetime and Sony reaching a new deal. I (am) open to anything that will save the show. My goal is to still have the show on the air this summer, no matter what”.
It is his hope that he will find out if ‘Drop Dead Diva’ will live on in a couple weeks. He asks fans to stay involved in social media on behalf of the show; there is an online petition to save the show and more than 17,500 people currently talking about the show on Facebook.
As fans can imagine, Berman would not have ended the series with such a massive cliffhanger as that in the season four finale that aired this past summer; in fact, if he had known that the network would cancel the show, he would have ended it differently.
For now, though, fans will have to stay vigilant in their efforts to make their voices heard online about the future of the show; and be on the look-out further news about the show’s possibly continuation.