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Say hello to The Glades star Jordan Wall. And while you’re at it, give him a hearty congratulations. He and Ed actor Josh Randall are the latest actors Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva as season 5 guest stars.
Both men will show their faces when the sixth episode of season 5 hits the airwaves. Season 5, by the by, premieres at 9 pm. on Sunday, June 23.
Randall, according to THR, will play Stuart Kane. Kane is a “world-renowned L.A.-based chemistry professor.” Sounds like he has it all, right? Well, Kane has fallen head over heels in love with a beautiful model, which will threaten a burgeoning career, not to mention the romance itself, when he is arrested at Lax for attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country. Doh!
Wall on the other hand, will act as Brad Pines, a grad student in chemistry and the protege of Kane. Brad appears »
- Sasha Nova
Network: NBC, TNT
Episodes: 43 (hour)
TV show dates: April 9, 2009 -- April 17, 2013
Series status: Cancelled by NBC, Cancelled by TNT
Performers include: Kevin Alejandro, Arija Bareikis, Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Michael McGrady, Benjamin McKenzie, Tom Everett Scott, Emily Bergl, Patrick Fischler, Lex Medlin, C. Thomas Howell, Emily Swallow, Carla Jeffery, Lori Alan, and Roxana Brusso.
TV show description:
From the beaches of wealthy Malibu to the streets of urban East Los Angeles, this fast-moving drama takes viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families.
John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) is a seasoned and gruff Lapd officer who's assigned to train Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie), a young rookie from a wealthy background. Cooper's honest and no-nonsense approach to his job -- "You do what they teach you in the »
Faithful fans battled for and won a fifth season of Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime’s unique and charming dramedy about a shallow model who dies suddenly and is resurrected in the body of a plus-sized attorney. The 13-episode Season 5 premieres Sunday, June 23 at 9pm Et/Pt, followed by the series premiere of Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry’s eagerly awaited new nighttime soap Devious Maids. The Season 5 premiere — aptly titled “Back From the Dead” — picks up where Season 4 left off, with Jane (Brooke Elliott) searching for her fiancé Owen (Lex Medlin, Southland) after he saw her share [...]
The post Drop Dead Diva Season 5 premieres June 23 on Lifetime appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Lori Acken
"Drop Dead Diva" survived its own brush with TV death earlier this year and now Lifetime has officially set the Season 5 premiere for Sunday, June 23 at 9 p.m.
That's right before the launch of the network's new series "Devious Maids" from "Desperate Housewives" executive producer Marc Cherry, and the same night the network's "The Client List" was expected to air its Season 2 finale (there's no official word yet if the Jennifer Love Hewitt series will wrap a week earlier or simply in a different timeslot).
As recently as February it looked as though "Diva" wouldn't be back, at least on Lifetime, after word leaked in January that the network had canceled the show. But a passionate outpouring from fans and some financial wheeling and dealing between the network and studio Sony Pictures TV led to a revival.
The "Diva" Season 5 premiere is titled "Back From the Dead" and picks up »
Drop Dead Diva begins its fifth season with the first of 13 new episodes on Sunday, June 23 at 9 Pm. The fifth-season opener is aptly titled “Back From The Dead” after the dramedy series was cancelled at the end of Season 4, but Lifetime and Sony Pictures TV made a deal to bring the show back. Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst, Kate Levering. April Bowlby and Lex Medlin star. The season opener picks ups from last season’s cliffhanger finale with Jane (Elliott) frantically searching for her missing fiancé Owen (Medlin), who disappeared after witnessing her kiss Grayson (Hurst) moments before their wedding. While both Jane and Owen nurse their broken hearts, Jane’s friends and co-workers also are confronted with their own life dilemmas. Newcomer Justin Deely (90210) joins Drop Dead Diva as Jane’s new heavenly guide Paul. Josh Berman is creator and executive producer. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron of »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Back from the dead! Lifetime announced that it will bring back Drop Dead Diva for a fifth season on June 23.
After cancelling the show in January, Lifetime pulled an about-face (thanks to fan feedback) and decided to bring back the dramedy about a shallow wannabe model who suddenly dies in an accident — only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized recently deceased attorney.The drama stars Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst, Kate Levering, April Bowlby and Lex Medlin.
Lifetime ordered 13 episodes for the series’ fifth season. The season 5 premiere, entitled “Back from the Dead, »
- Lynette Rice
Good news for fans of Lifetime's underrated comedy "Drop Dead Diva" -- though the network canceled it earlier this year, they have changed their minds and reversed the decision. "Drop Dead Diva" will return for Season 5.
While the studio and the network were initially unable to negotiate cost cutting for the fifth season, they have finally reached an agreement.
The series follows an aspiring model, Deb, who dies and is reincarnated as plus-size lawyer Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott). The Season 4 finale, which also hit a ratings high with 2.76 million viewers, ended on a major cliffhanger -- Jane's original soul came back to life in her husband Owen's (Lex Medlin) body.
Congrats, "Drop Dead Diva" fans!
The news was first reported by Deadline. »
For fans of Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva disappointed with the show’s unexpected cancellation after four seasons, creator Josh Berman has a message for you: “Don’t lose hope,” he tells EW. “Jane Bingum came back from the dead. I think Drop Dead Diva will, too.”
Berman has met with the show’s studio, Sony, which he describes as extremely passionate about the series.”We’ve all been getting calls, both on the creative side and on the business side, from other possible homes,” he says. He wouldn’t say who, but adds, “Everything is in play. There are »
- Mandi Bierly
Will Drop Dead Diva continue to win over viewers in season four and capture big ratings while Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott) wins cases in court? Time will tell. This Lifetime dramedy revolves around a model who finds herself inside a plus-sized female lawyer's body. The rest of the cast includes: April Bowlby, Ben Feldman, Jackson Hurst, Josh Stamberg, Kate Levering, Lex Medlin, and Margaret Cho.
Here are the most recent TV ratings for Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime. The TV show's ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season. The fourth season of Drop Dead Diva airs Sunday nights. There are 13 episodes.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Update: The show has been cancelled after four seasons on »
Lifetime has decided to cancel Drop Dead Diva after four seasons on the air.
Debuting in July 2009, Drop Dead Diva begins as a vapid aspiring model named Deb is killed in a car accident. Unhappy with her prospects in heaven, she finds herself sent back to Earth and ends up in the body of a recently deceased lawyer, Jane (Brooke Elliott). Deb must now deal with being in the body of her complete opposite --someone who's brilliant, hard-working, charitable, and overweight.
The fourth season finished airing on September 9th and averaged 2.3 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That was slighly better than the performance of the third season -- 2.26 million »
After four seasons on Lifetime, "Drop Dead Diva" is coming to an end. Unless producer Sony Pictures TV can find another home for the legal comedy.
Deadline broke the news and points out that "Diva" consistently drew over 2 million viewers per episode -- a solid number for basic cable. Speculation about the cancellation centers around Lifetime wanting to move in a new, edgier creative direction.
Season 4 wrapped back in September and Lifetime delayed a decision on moving forward with Season 5 until they could evaluate their new pilots.
"Diva" fans are likely to be especially upset given the way Season 4 ended: Jane (Brooke Elliott) shared a kiss with Grayson (Jackson Hurst) the same day she was supposed to marry Owen (Lex Medlin), who promptly suffered a heart attack.
What do you think "Diva" fans, should another network rescue the show? Should Lifetime "Drop Dead" over this decision? »
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