PTC loses ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ canceled by Lifetime

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“Drop Dead Diva,” the television show about a dead model trapped in the body of a plus-size lawyer, was canceled by the Lifetime Network this week. The show is filmed in Peachtree City and Senoia. Sony Pictures TV, which produces the show, may shop it to other networks.

“Drop Dead Diva” had its season four finale air on Sept. 9.

The production has been a boon to the local economy. In 2010, Peachtree City designated one of the streets off of Dividend Drive, where the studios are located, as “Diva Drive.”

Much of the cast and crew called Peachtree City home during the production and local businesses and services all benefited from the presence as well. It was also fun for local residents to do some celebrity spotting around town. In addition to cast members such as Brooke Elliott and Margaret Cho, guest stars that came through town included Paula Abdul and Liza Minelli among others.

Fans of the show hope that it will get a new life on another network and both Peachtree City and Senoia are hoping so as well.