Dramedy, from Sony Pictures TV, centers on a shallow model who dies suddenly in an accident and is reborn in the body of a brilliant plus-sized attorney.
Lifetime has ordered 13 new episodes of the series and will roll out the sixth season next year.
Renewal follows Lifetime reviving “Drop Dead Diva” earlier this year after the network announced it had cancelled the series following its fourth run. Lifetime and Sony TV were able to work out a cost-effective deal to keep the series on the net’s lineup, and ordered a fifth season for the show in the spring.
“Drop Dead Diva” is exec produced by Josh Berman, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Robert J. Wilson. It airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on Lifetime.