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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Release Date:

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Rosie O'Donnell (Judge Madeline Summers) and Brooke Elliot (Jane/Deb) have worked together before. O'Donnell was the producer of the 2003 Broadway musical Taboo, in which Elliot was a featured performer. 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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Really great!
20 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I caught the pilot of this show today without very high expectations, but it was actually really great and really amusing, with a fun soundtrack and interesting setting. Brooke Elliott is great as Deb in Jayne's body, the switch she portrayed between the characters was subtle but apparent, and she is very likable. The supporting cast are also all very strong. The writers do well in drawing the audience in, I already care about these characters after one 40 minute episode. Having told myself I am going to watch much less TV, and dropping about 50% of the shows I used to watch regularly, the fact that I plan to continue watching Drop Dead Diva shows how entertaining the pilot was. I'm looking forward to seeing more of what this show has to offer, and I hope it continues to deliver and develop into a great series.

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