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'Drop Dead Diva' Synopsis and Essential Information


'Drop Dead Diva' Synopsis and Essential Information
Photo Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/Lifetime Television


July 12, 2009

When is it On?:

Sundays at 9pm on Lifetime (check local listings).

'Drop Dead Diva' Cast:

  • Brooke Elliott as Jane Bingum
  • Margaret Cho as Teri Lee
  • Brooke D’Orsay as Deb Dobkins
  • Ben Feldman as Fred
  • Jackson Hurst as Grayson Kent
  • Josh Stamberg as Jay Parker
  • April Bowlby as Stacy

Famous Guest Stars:

Several impressive guest stars appeared in season one of Drop Dead Diva, including:
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Tim Gunn
  • Sharon Lawrence
  • Kathy Najimy
  • Jorja Fox
  • Teri Polo
  • Elliott Gould
  • Chuck Woolery
  • Diedrich Bader
  • Delta Burke
  • Liza Minnelli


  • The series is filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Drop Dead Diva is more than just a TV series, Lifetime and partners Step Up Women’s Network and The National Association of Women Lawyers have made it their goal to educate women about self-esteem issues, body image, stereotypes, work/life balance and being healthy at every size.

Get Acquainted With the Cast:


'Drop Dead Diva' Synopsis:

Deb is a beautiful model-in-training, but a fatal car accident derails her hopes and dreams. Jane is an intelligent, unremarkable, but sweet plus-size attorney who ends up on the wrong end of a gun during a robbery.

As she heads towards the gates of Heaven, Deb is confronted by gatekeeper Fred, who labels her a "self-centered zero." After accidentally hitting a key on Fred's computer, her soul is sent back to earth, but she accidentally ends up in Jane's body.

Horrified, Deb soon realizes that if she is going to continue living in her new body, she'll have no choice but to come to terms with her new body -- and it isn't exactly going to be the easiest transition for anyone concerned. Will this diva finally learn that there is more to life than a pretty face?
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