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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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Sometimes life throws you curves. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

12 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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Ddd See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.140 (2011) See more »

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Excellent and really enjoyable
25 September 2009 | by audrulyteSee all my reviews

I simply love this new TV show and wish it would last for more than just a season or two like some other great shows I loved and that were off. Anyway, let's talk about Drop Dead Diva. Actually, my first reaction to the show, or frankly to the TITLE of the show, was kind of "What a nonsense they're putting on". Hello!? I could not have been wrong more here. Not a nonsense. Quite on the contrary. One can not only get a nice law story per episode, but also gets a share of really great performance here as well as really lovable characters. I loved and love a lot of TV shows (most of them already ended), but since my late teens I for the first time am really thrilled with the main character of the TV show, as well as I can well put myself in almost every position she's in (except, huh, for having your soul trapped in a wrong body). It's like in many TV shows and movies we only get these 'super white big smile nice body' actors and actresses which all look great and at the same time almost the same and just as unreal as Santa to any grown-up, but this time we are getting this new character which is awesome, beautiful, and at the same time just like me, you or someone next to you. And I really love that. Long live the show as there is one fan for you here already


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