Lifetime has renewed "Army Wives" for a fifth season and "Drop Dead Diva" for a third season, reports Deadline.com.
Both programs received a 13-episode order, with the next seasons scheduled to debut in 2011, the story says. The network will most likely use the two programs to help any new programs find an audience. Those new shows potentially include "Against the Wall," "Exit 13" and an untitled police drama from "Drop Dead Diva" creator Josh Berman, the story says.
"Army Wives" remains Lifetime’s highest-rated series ever, with an average of 3.2 million viewers for its fourth season. "Drop Dead Diva," meanwhile, began its second season with 3.1 million viewers, marking an increase of 11% from its series premiere.