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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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Josh Berman
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Series cast summary:
Brooke Elliott ...  Jane Bingum 78 episodes, 2009-2014
Margaret Cho ...  Teri Lee 78 episodes, 2009-2014
Kate Levering ...  Kim Kaswell 78 episodes, 2009-2014
April Bowlby ...  Stacy Barrett 78 episodes, 2009-2014
Jackson Hurst ...  Grayson Kent 78 episodes, 2009-2014
Josh Stamberg ...  Jay Parker 52 episodes, 2009-2012
Lex Medlin ...  Owen French 43 episodes, 2011-2014
Ben Feldman ...  Fred 38 episodes, 2009-2014
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Deb is a shallow model whose 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, but how you accept it and know you're beautiful no matter what people say.

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Life looks different the second time around. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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Ddd See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Kate Levering was actually pregnant during the 4th and 5th seasons of the show 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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Wonderful new series on Lifetime
21 July 2009 | by blanche-2See 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.


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