Drop Dead Diva Canceled

By Sunnivie Brydum

Originally published on Advocate.com January 16 2013 1:20 PM ET

Lifetime's popular dramedy Drop Dead Diva just dropped dead. The show, from gay creator Josh Berman, was canceled after its fourth season, which ended last September, reports The Wrap.

The series, about a shallow model who dies in a car accident and is reincarnated in the body of a recently deceased, altruistic lawyer, was a ratings hit but was becoming too expensive to produce, according to The Wrap. 

The show featured numerous gay and gay-beloved guest stars — including Rosie O'Donnell and Liza Minnelli — and gay-themed plotlines, and costarred queer actress Margaret Cho, along with Brooke Elliott and Jackson Hurst. LGBT members of the crew included out producer Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, as well as lesbian director Jamie Babbit. Drop Dead Diva was also nominated for a 2013 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode in a series without a regular LGBT character, for its "Family Matters" episode.