Lifetime Renews DROP DEAD DIVA For Season 6
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The Hollywood Reporter writes that Lifetime has renewed DROP DEAD DIVA for a sixth season. 13 new episodes will air in 2014. The news comes after the drama was briefly cancelled after its fourth season, then reinstated after the network settled its budget with Sony Pictures Television.
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Starring Brooke Elliott and Emmy Award nominee Margaret Cho, the series welcomes Emmy nominated actress Illeana Douglas, SAG Award winner Peri Gilpin (Frasier), SAG nominee Richard Kind (Spin City), Jaleel White (Family Matters), Doug Savant (Desperate Housewives) and Rebecca Mader (Lost) to its guest star roster this fall.
The new episodes will also feature returning guests Emmy nominee Sharon Lawrence, Tony Award nominee Faith Prince, Daytime Emmy nominee Nancy Grace, Wallace "Wally" Langham, Natalie Hall, Annie Ilonzeh, Jason Kennedy and Broadway's Steve Kazee, among others.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the one-hour comedic drama stars Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst, April Bowlby, Justin Deeley, Lex Medlin and Kate Levering.
In Drop Dead Diva, beautiful-but-vapid model wannabe Deb, suddenly finds herself in front of Heaven's gatekeeper, Fred, following a fatal car crash. Outraged by her sudden demise, she attempts to persuade Fred to return her to her shallow existence but is accidentally relegated to the body of the recently deceased Jane Bingum. An intelligent, thoughtful and plus-size attorney with a loyal assistant, Teri, Jane has always lived in the shadow of her colleagues whereas Deb has always relied on her external beauty. By a twist of fate and a bolt of divine intervention, Deb must come to terms with inhabiting Jane's curvier frame and learn to reconcile her beauty queen ways with her brilliant, new mind.
Josh Berman (Bones, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) is creator and executive producer. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Academy Award(R) winning Chicago, Hairspray, Steel Magnolias) of Storyline Entertainment and Robert J. Wilson are executive producers.