Cancelled U.S. Tv show Drop Dead Diva has been brought back to life after fans launched a petition to save the series.
The drama, which stars Brooke Elliott and Margaret Cho, ran for four seasons before it was dropped last year (12) by bosses at U.S. Tv network Lifetime, who claimed the series was too expensive to produce.
The cancellation sparked outrage among fans, with many voicing their anger on Twitter.com and signing petitions, so executives at Lifetime have come up with a way to bring the show back in a more cost-effective way.
Creator Josh Berman tells TvLine.com, "I believe the fans saved the show. When we were cancelled, we trended on Twitter, off and on, for days. Tens of thousands of fans signed petitions for the show to be brought back... I received thousands of messages of support from around the world.
"I've been fortunate enough to work on several popular shows, including Csi and Bones, but the fan base for Drop Dead Diva is nothing like I've ever seen. I'm grateful for such loyal fans."
A return date for the fifth season has yet to be confirmed.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.