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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 Jane Bingum (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Teri Lee (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Kim Kaswell (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Stacy Barrett (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Grayson Kent (78 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Jay Parker (52 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Owen French (43 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Fred (38 episodes, 2009-2014)
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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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12 July 2009 (USA)  »

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Brooke Dorsay is 7 and a half years younger than Brooke Elliot. In many instances, it is established Jane is 8 years older than Deb. See more »

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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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.140 (2011) See more »

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Not your average TV show
26 February 2011 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

OK, you KNOW if Margaret Cho is involved, there will be some decent writing. As much as I like the show, Cho's is my favorite character. She fires up any scene she's in. Wait, no Fred is my favorite character. And Grayson. And Jane! Everybody's interesting, seriously, and the acting is really right on. The premise is Freaky Friday meets LA Law, but add in a guardian angel, smart chicks, models, and fresh story lines.. and hey, you've got my attention. Drop Dead Diva is unpredictable, but with the likable hooks surrounding romance, achieving partner, and beauty. You can stream it on Netflix, which is slightly addictive. So beware.


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