Drop Dead Diva

Drop Dead Diva

Drop Dead Diva
Created by Josh Berman
Theme music composer Scott Starrett
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 78 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Robert J. Wilson
  • Dauri Chase
  • Jeffrey Lippman
  • Anne M. Uemura
  • Sarah Rath
  • Katrin L. Goodson
  • Tirsa Hackshaw
  • Augie Hess
  • John Murray
  • Thomas R. Moore
  • Noah Pontell
  • J. Scott Harvey
  • Jim Page
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45 to 48 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original channel Lifetime
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run July 12, 2009 (2009-07-12) – June 22, 2014 (2014-06-22)
External links

Drop Dead Diva is an American legal comedy-drama/fantasy television series that aired on Lifetime from July 12, 2009 to June 22, 2014. The series was created by Josh Berman and produced by Sony Pictures Television. It stars Brooke Elliott as Jane, a plus-size lawyer whose body is inhabited by the soul of a fashion model.

On October 25, 2013, Lifetime renewed the series for a sixth and final season,[1][2] which premiered on Sunday, March 23, 2014 and concluded on June 22, 2014.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast and characters 2
    • Main cast 2.1
    • Recurring cast 2.2
    • Guest stars 2.3
  • Development and production 3
    • Conception 3.1
    • Filming 3.2
    • Cancellation and revival 3.3
  • Episodes 4
  • Reception 5
    • Critical response 5.1
    • Ratings 5.2
    • Awards and nominations 5.3
  • DVD releases 6
  • Soundtrack 7
  • International broadcasts 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


The series revolves around vapid aspiring model, Deborah "Deb" Dobkins (played by Brooke D'Orsay), who is killed in a car crash on the way to an audition for The Price Is Right. As her soul enters the gates of Heaven, she finds herself being judged by a gatekeeper named Fred (Ben Feldman). He declares her a "zero-zero," since she has performed zero good deeds and zero bad deeds during her time on earth due to her shallowness. While he's distracted, Deb presses the "return" key before Fred can stop her and is brought back to life in the body of a recently deceased lawyer named Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott), who died protecting her boss, Jay Parker (Josh Stamberg).

Jane is the complete opposite of Deb; she is brilliant, hard-working, charitable, and fat. Deb finds that Jane also works in the same law firm, Harrison-Parker, as Deb's fiancé Grayson Kent (Jackson Hurst). She immediately tells her best friend Stacy (April Bowlby) of her predicament, and prepares herself to tell Grayson, but Fred, now assigned to be her guardian angel as punishment for letting her leave heaven, appears and stops her, telling her that no one else can know that she is Deb in Jane's body.

Deb struggles to learn more about her inherited life, learning lessons about self-esteem and personal acceptance. Eventually, the real Jane Bingum (played by Natalie Hall) reappears in another person's body after having pressed the return key, leading Deb to finally reveal the truth to Grayson, now one of Jane's closest friends. Grayson, after grieving and moving on from Deb's passing, becomes conflicted, but finally accepts Deb in her new body, saying that he wants her to be her and no one else.

In addition to working with Grayson at the law firm, Deb (as Jane) also contends with her professional rival, Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering), who briefly dates Grayson after Deb's passing.

Cast and characters

Main cast

  • Brooke Elliott as Jane Bingum (inhabited by Deb Dobkins), a brilliant, hardworking attorney with a flair for fashion.
  • Margaret Cho as Teri Lee, Jane's assistant.
  • April Bowlby as Stacy Barrett, Jane's/Deb's longtime best friend and roommate, and the first human who learns that Jane is inhabited by Deb.
  • Kate Levering as Kim Kaswell, Jane's coworker and frenemy.
  • Jackson Hurst as Grayson Kent, Jane's closest colleague and Deb's former boyfriend, who later becomes the second human to learn about Deb inhabiting Jane's body.
  • Josh Stamberg as Jay Parker (Seasons 1–4), Jane's former boss.
  • Ben Feldman as Fred (Seasons 2–3, recurring Seasons 1 and 4, guest Season 6),[3] Jane/Deb's original guardian angel.
  • Lex Medlin as Owen French (Seasons 4–6, recurring previously),[4] Jane's ex-fiancé, later Stacy's fiancé and father of her twins; he was a judge who later becomes a partner in the firm.
  • Carter MacIntyre as Luke Daniels (Season 4, guest afterward),[5][6] Jane/Deb's 2nd guardian angel.
  • Justin Deeley as Paul (Seasons 5–6), Jane/Deb's 3rd and current guardian angel, and later Grayson/Ian's guardian angel.[7]

Recurring cast

Guest stars

Many celebrities have made guest appearances on the show. Among them are: Quinton Aaron, Melissa Ponzio, Candice Accola, Clay Aiken, Louis Van Amstel, Jake T. Austin, Diedrich Bader, Lance Bass, Amanda Bearse, Delta Burke, Danielle Campbell, Bruce Davison, David Denman, Patty Duke, Jorja Fox, Vivica A. Fox, Tony Goldwyn, Elliott Gould, Nancy Grace, Kathy Griffin, Tim Gunn, Deidre Hall, Valerie Harper, Gregory Harrison, Natasha Henstridge, Howard Hesseman, Star Jones, Kim Kardashian, Rami Kashou, Ricki Lake, Sharon Lawrence, Mario Lopez, Chad Lowe, MacKenzie Mauzy, Abby Lee Miller, Maddie Ziegler, Seamus Dever, Liza Minnelli, Tyler Jacob Moore, Mark Moses, Kathy Najimy, Kelly Osbourne, Jake Pavelka, Teri Polo, Susan May Pratt, John Ratzenberger, Crystal Reed, LeAnn Rimes, Romy Rosemont, Tony Sears, Cybill Shepherd, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, James Snyder, Wanda Sykes, Lee Tergesen, Jennifer Tilly, Gina Torres, Steve Valentine, Nia Vardalos, Dylan Walsh, Jeff Wincott, Wendy Williams, Chuck Woolery, Mary Mouser, Nick Zano, Serena Williams and Leelee Sobieski.

Development and production


Drop Dead Diva was originally planned for Fox, but the studio passed after seeing the script. Afterward, Lifetime stepped in and ordered the script to pilot.[8] According to Berman, "It's a cross between Freaky Friday and Heaven Can Wait," calling it a "life-affirming dramedy." He adds that in Hollywood, "beauty has been defined as size 2 and under 25; hopefully we can help redefine the paradigm."[9]


Even though the background setting for Drop Dead Diva is

External links

  1. ^ a b Rice, Lynette (October 25, 2013). "'"Lifetime renews 'Drop Dead Diva. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 13, 2014). "Lifetime's 'Drop Dead Diva' to End After Sixth Season (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ 'Drop Dead Diva' says goodbye for now to Fred from Gather.com (June 4, 2012)
  4. ^ Ng, Philiana (October 4, 2011), Drop Dead D on four, Hollywood reporter 
  5. ^ http://tvline.com/2013/04/10/drop-dead-diva-new-angel-season-5-cast-carter-macintyre/
  6. ^ "Carter MacIntyre Of Undercovers Joins Drop Dead Diva". Cinemablend.com. February 23, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 2, 2013), 'Drop Dead Diva' Season Five to Premiere Sunday, June 23 on Lifetime, TVbythenumbers 
  8. ^ "Development Update: Monday, April 14". The Futon Critic. April 14, 2008. 
  9. ^ Levin, Gary (May 11, 2009). "Lifetime's 'Drop Dead Diva' redefines beauty".  
  10. ^ Munford, John (March 7, 2013). "PTC-filmed ‘Drop Dead Diva’ comes back to life". TheCitizen.com. 
  11. ^ Eldredge, Rich (June 1, 2011). "Peachtree City doubles as L.A. for another season". Atlanta Magazine. 
  12. ^ Ng, Philiana (January 15, 2013). "Lifetime's 'Drop Dead Diva' Canceled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ Ng, Philiana (March 1, 2013). "Lifetime Bringing Back 'Drop Dead Diva' for Season 5". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
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  24. ^ Lowry, Brian. """Review: "Drop Dead Diva.  
  25. ^ Hinckley, David (July 10, 2009). "Thin line for 'Drop Dead Diva' as ditz lands in plus-size bod".  
  26. ^ Bianco, Robert (July 8, 2009). "Head diva Brooke Elliott is 'Drop Dead' terrific".  
  27. ^ Weiss, Joanna (July 11, 2009). "Weighty topics in three shows".  
  28. ^ "Cable Ratings: 'Drop Dead Diva' Debut Knocks Out 2.8 Million Viewers". Broadcasting Cable. July 13, 2009. 
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  53. ^ Amazon 


See also

Country/Region Channel
 Italy FoxLife Italia
Switzerland RSI La 1
 United Kingdom Sky Living (seasons 1–3) Netflix (season 4)
 Pakistan AXN
 Australia GO! (seasons 1–2)
GEM (seasons 3–4)
Bulgaria bTV
Poland Polsat
New Zealand TV2
 Japan WOWOW Dlife
Ireland Sky Living
 Israel HOT3
 Mexico Sony Channel
Brazil Sony Entertainment Television
TV Globo
France M6
Antenne Reunion
Arab World MBC 4
Croatia Nova TV
 Philippines GMA News TV
Germany Fox
Greece Mega
Hong Kong TVB Pearl
 United States Lifetime
Southeast Asia BeTV
Sony Entertainment Television
 Singapore MediaCorp HD5
 Brunei RTB3
Turkey Fox Life
 Hungary Fem3
Finland Nelonen
Iceland Stöð 2 Extra
Portugal SIC
Romania ProTV
Belgium VIJF
Serbia Pink 2
Slovenia POP BRIO
Taiwan AXN (Asia)
Puerto Rico Telemundo

The series airs in Poland on Polsat from fall 2010 (Saturdays around noon). Seasons 1 and 2 aired from Wednesday February 9, 2011 in New Zealand on TV 2. In Japan, the show airs on WOWOW and season 2 will start in Fall. In Mexico, the show airs on Sony Channel. In Brazil and Venezuela, the series airs on Sony Entertainment Television (cable TV) and TV Globo on the late night in Sunday. In France, the show airs on M6 and TEVA. In the Middle East, the shows airs on MBC 4. In Croatia, the show airs on Nova TV on Saturday afternoon, under the title "Divno novo ruho". Also, the first three seasons are available on Netflix. On the Reunion Island, the show's three seasons on antenne reunion TV. Season 4 is currently airing on South African television - Sony.

In Bulgaria, the show's first two seasons aired on bTV at 16:00. In the Philippines, the show is broadcast in GMA News TV

In Canada, the show's first two seasons aired on Showcase Diva, the third season appeared on Slice. Beginning September 2, 2012, the fourth season will air on Lifetime (a rebranded Showcase Diva).

The show airs on Sky Living in the UK and Ireland, and GO! in Australia. In Italy the show airs on FoxLife Italia.

International broadcasts

A soundtrack for Drop Dead Diva was released on June 1, 2010, by Madison Gate Records.[53] It is titled Drop Dead Diva (Music from the Original Television Series). The tracklist includes music by Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Ben Feldman, Scott Starrett, Confetti, Becca Jones, Platinum Pied Pipers, Lil' Wendy, Madi Diaz, Dri, Katie Herzig, Malbec and Joshua Morrison.


DVD Name Region 1 Release Date Region 2 Release Date Region 4 Release Date Ep # Discs Additional Information
Season 1 June 1, 2010[47] June 28, 2010[48] June 2, 2010[49] 13 3 Dreamisodes, Deleted Scenes, Rosie's Rap, Dropping in with Drop Dead Diva, and Cho in Tell.
Season 2 May 3, 2011[50] TBA TBA 13 3 Drop Dead Dishing: The Cast and Crew on Season 2, A Look Ahead to Season 2, Is This Her Future?, It Wasn't a Meeting, Tell the Judge You Saw a Ghost, There's a Little Diva in all of Us!, Just Hear Us Out, Begin Again Music Video, and Thunder From Down Under.
Season 3 May 29, 2012[51] TBA TBA 13 3 TBA
Season 4 June 18, 2013[52] TBA TBA 13 3 Outtakes and Deleted Scenes
Season 5 June 3, 2014 TBA TBA 13 3 TBA

DVD releases

Awards and nominations for Drop Dead Diva
Year Award Category Recipients Result
2009 Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Brooke Elliott Nominated
2010 NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance Comedy Margaret Cho Nominated
2010 Image Award Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Michael Schultz - For episode "Second Chances" Nominated
2011 Prism Awards Performance in a Comedy Series Faith Prince Nominated
2011 Prism Awards Performance in a Comedy Series Brooke Elliott Nominated
2011 GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) For episode "Queen of Mean" Nominated
2012 Image Award Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Kevin Hooks - For episode "Mother's Day" Nominated
2012 GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) For episode "Prom" (They were awarded this as a part of tie with the episode "Beards" from Hot in Cleveland) Won
2014 GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) For episode "Secret Lives" Nominated

Awards and nominations

Season Timeslot (EST) Number of Episodes Premiere Finale Average

(in millions)

Date Viewers
18-49 Rating Date Viewers
18-49 Rating
Sunday 9:00 pm
July 12, 2009 (2009-07-12)
2.80[35] 0.8
October 11, 2009 (2009-10-11)
2.79[36] 0.9[36] 2.84
2 13
June 6, 2010 (2010-06-06)
3.12[37] 1.0[37]
August 29, 2010 (2010-08-29)
2.61[38] 0.9[38] 2.59
3 13
June 19, 2011 (2011-06-19)
2.86[39] 1.0[39]
September 25, 2011 (2011-09-25)
2.12[40] 0.7[40] 2.26
4 13
June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)
2.30[41] 0.8[41]
September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09)
2.76[42] 0.9[42] 2.30
5 13
June 23, 2013 (2013-06-23)
2.15[43] 0.7[43]
November 3, 2013
1.78[44] 0.5[44] 1.99
6 13
March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23)
1.11[45] 0.3[45]
June 22, 2014
1.66[46] 0.4[46] 1.36

In the UK, the show airs on Living and premiered on April 1, 2010, at 20h to 206,000 viewers, being the 7th most watched broadcast of the week on Living. An additional 129,000 viewers watched the premiere on Living's 1 hour timeshift service.[31] The second series premiered on Tuesday September 7 at 21h.[32] The third series started airing in September 2011 on the revamped Sky Living.[33] With the DVD release of the second series, in Region 2 is to be released in November over a year after its airing.[33] After Sky Living dropped the show from their schedule, season 4 was made available to Netflix users in the UK and Ireland.[34]

The show aired on the Nine Network in Australia but failed to achieve high ratings for the channel and was subsequently dropped in early September, then the following week began airing the series starting with the first episode again on Nine's digital channel GO!.[29] In October 2011, new episodes of Drop Dead Diva moved to another of Nine’s digital channels GEM, but episodes have been shown sporadically.[30]

The show’s premiere scored a 1.6 overall and more than 2.8 million viewers tuning in.[28] Drop Dead Diva scored its highest ratings ever among women 18–49 (2.0), a 25% increase over its season-to-date average, and women 25–54 (2.3), a 28% increase over its season-to-date average.


USA Today called Brooke Elliott "a full-blown instant star and delight who makes you wonder where she has been hiding herself." Adding: "one of the many wonderful things about Elliott's performance is that they are two people. Her transitions — like scrunching up her eyes when "Jane" is thinking, then opening them in wide, thrilled shock when "Deb" realizes that "Jane" has had a thought — are clear without seeming forced. There's pain and pleasure in the situation for both women, and Elliott makes each emotion ring true."[26] Boston Globe also praised Elliott's performance as Jane Bingum, stating that "As Deb-inside-Jane, Elliott does a great job portraying pathos, absurd disappointment, and wide-eyed discovery."[27]

Drop Dead Diva holds a score of 68 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 12 reviews by critics for the first season.[21] Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Mary McNamara praised Josh Berman for the series saying: "Berman produces a deft juggling trick of heart and humor, balancing Deb's shallowness with some solid common sense and Jane's inadequate self-esteem with kindness and legal brilliance." She added describing the series itself as "a lot of fun to watch".[22] The New York Times Alessandra Stanley commented: "while the presumption that a woman can be either brainy or beautiful, or in this case, good or thin, but not both, is a bit primitive, the series has humor and charm beneath its facile message, in large part (no disrespect intended) to a subtle, winning performance by Ms. Elliott."[23] Brian Lowry of Variety was less enthusiastic about the series, commenting: "Granted, there’s much to be said for a program featuring a smart, plus-sized heroine in today’s rail-thin TV world, but “Diva” under nourishes its premise amid a sea of legal-procedural banalities." He went on to state that "the epiphanies come a little too easily, and the legal triumphs predicated on knowledge of posing are a little too “Legally Blonde.”"[24] New York Daily News David Hinckley, gave the premiere two out of five stars, describing Drop Dead Diva as "still feeling like a pasted-together assortment of ideas and plot lines from productions past." However, on a more positive note he stated that "this could turn out to be the TV equivalent of a good old-fashioned summer beach read."[25]

Critical response


Seasons Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 13 July 12, 2009 (2009-07-12) October 11, 2009 (2009-10-11) June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)[14] June 28, 2010 (2010-06-28)[15] June 2, 2010 (2010-06-02)[16]
2 13 June 6, 2010 (2010-06-06) August 29, 2010 (2010-08-29) May 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)[17] N/A N/A
3 13 June 19, 2011 (2011-06-19) September 25, 2011 (2011-09-25) May 29, 2012 (2012-05-29)[18] N/A N/A
4 13 June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03) September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09) June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)[19] N/A N/A
5 13 June 23, 2013 (2013-06-23) November 3, 2013 (2013-11-03) June 3, 2014 (2014-06-03)[20] N/A N/A
6 13 March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23) June 22, 2014 (2014-06-22) TBA TBA TBA


On January 15, 2013, Lifetime announced that despite the cliffhanger at the end of Season 4, that would be the final season of Drop Dead Diva. Lifetime's decision to cancel the expensive drama came after the cable network approached producer Sony Pictures Television for cost-cutting options to continue with the series. Despite the cancellation, ratings for the season four finale marked a season high, with 2.76 million viewers.[12] However, a month and a half after Lifetime cancelled the dramedy series, the cable network inked a deal with producer Sony Pictures TV to bring the show back for a fifth season.[1] The decision to bring back the series suggests that the two sides had reached a new, more cost-effective agreement.[13]

Cancellation and revival