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Lifetime has renewed Drop Dead Diva for a fourth season, the network announced Thursday.

The 13 new episodes will premiere sometime next year.

"I am so excited about the pickup," creator and executive producer Josh Berman tells TVGuide.com. "Our cliff-hanger in this Sunday's finale was three years in the making and I look forward to continuing the saga next season. Everything changes this Sunday night. It's the type of episode you'll want to watch live and not TiVo!"

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Drop Dead Diva centers on a model who dies suddenly and whose soul finds a new body in the form of a plus-size attorney (Brooke Elliot). The series has averaged 2.3 million viewers this season. "Drop Dead Diva is a signature series for Lifetime that continues to resonate with audiences with its heart and humor," Lifetime Networks' President and General Manager, Nancy Dubuc, said in a statement. "We are thrilled to bring it back for another season."

The series' Season 3 finale airs Sunday at 9/8c on Lifetime.

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(Additional reporting by Natalie Abrams)