Drop Dead Diva (2009– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Drama
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 12,110 users  
Reviews: 36 user | 7 critic

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.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 11 May 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 15 Jun 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 12 Aug 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Drop Dead Diva" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Drop Dead Diva (2009– )

Drop Dead Diva (2009– ) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Drop Dead Diva.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009  
3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes life throws you curves. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ddd  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The pilot was originally set up at Fox. When Fox passed on the project, Lifetime picked up the project and put the show into production. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.84 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Wonderful new series on Lifetime
21 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Drop Dead Diva" is a new series on Lifetime. The pilot is very enjoyable, mainly because of the star, Brooke Elliot, who is fabulous. She plays a brilliant, highly successful attorney, Jayne, who pays no attention to her appearance - she's on the heavy side, and her hair is long with no style. One night, she stays late at the office, and a man, angry with one of the partners, comes in with a gun. She is killed. At the same moment of her death, a shallow, pencil thin, blonde beauty named Deb is driving to an audition to be a prize demonstrator on The Price is Right and crashes while putting on lipstick. Upset that she's dead, once in heaven, she hits a "return" button when the check-in person isn't looking. She ends up with Jayne's body, Jayne's brains, and her own memory.

I love the premise - it's been used in movies before, but usually seriously. Some of the scenes are great, including when Deb first sees herself as Jayne, Jayne trying to get into Deb's clothes - I won't spoil it for you. Since Deb has inherited Jayne's brain power, she's thrilled that she's now smart, and certainly knows how to deal with competitive women, which Jayne did not. I love how Elliot incorporates Deb's bubbly personality beneath the person of Jayne.

Very well cast, with Margaret Cho as Jayne's assistant and Kate Levering, a talented Broadway actress, as Deb's friend Kim.

Great fun, and I'm so happy that Lifetime has been branching out from its women in jeopardy theme.


51 of 60 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No! goddessphantom
Who the hell taught Brooke Elliot how to kiss ?? TheQuirkyRocketeer
Im sorry but Owen and Stacy TheQuirkyRocketeer
whos glad its finally over at this point jmail2000
Did they even say what sex the twins were??? robinlip
Why is Jane wearing make up every time? Yume101
Discuss Drop Dead Diva (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page