Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014)

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A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty.


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Series cast summary:
 Jane Bingum (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
 Teri Lee (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
 Grayson Kent (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
 Kim Kaswell (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
 Stacy Barrett (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
 Jay Parker (52 episodes, 2009-2012)
 Owen French (43 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Fred (38 episodes, 2009-2014)


Deb, a shallow model's sudden demise results in her being reincarnated as Jane, a plus size lawyer with astonishing intelligence. As Deb sees life through Jane's eyes, she realizes it doesn't matter how big you are, just how you accept it and know you're beautiful no matter what people say.

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The character of Deb was named after show's creator Josh Berman's grandmother, who according to him "inspired the entire series." See more »


Fred: I've heard about physical attraction before, chemically I understand it but I've never experienced it.
Jane Bingum: What, you've never had a crush?
Fred: Up there all I meet are dead people.
Jane Bingum: Well, forget it, okay? Stacey's out of your league. You'll be setting yourself up for a world of hurt.
Fred: No no no, you don't understand! I look at this Stacey, and I, and I can't help it. I wanna, I wanna do her grocery shopping, wanna, wanna re-roof her house. I wanna... hunt animals and bring her the MEAT.
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Deep, engaging and fun!
1 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Between the excellent cast that seems to mesh so well together, the clever, poignant and fast-paced fun scripts, and constantly interesting subject matter, this show is ready to become Classic TV.

Jane is so cute, and such an excellent actress, Stacy is just adorably ditzy, and such a great co-star/supporting actress. She just seems so genuine, like anyone would want her as a friend, and so true to Jane.

All of the acting is superb, and how they jive with each other seems completely unscripted, and real.

Every episode catches me, so I mourn when it's over. It's the perfect mix of light and fun, with deep and thought-provoking. Please don't make us wait so long for the next season!!! Lifetime should advertise this more in other forums, and on other channels, this show could really make them money.

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