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Drop Dead Diva 

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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ddd See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Feldman (Fred) was only supposed to appear as a guest star in the pilot. When the show was sold to Lifetime it was decided that his character was necessary and he was brought back. He decided to leave the show to pursue other opportunities, even though he was asked to return. 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.
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Really great!
20 July 2009 | by flowerwingsSee 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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