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After a fatal car crash, aspiring model Deb Dobkins (Brooke D'Orsay) finds herself in the anteroom of heaven where gatekeeper angels sit in front of computers to assess the lives of the dearly departed. Deb's guardian angel, Fred (Ben Feldman), declares Deb a zero/zero, meaning she did neither bad nor good works during her life. While Fred ponders what to do with shallow Deb, she indignantly hits a computer key that catapults her back to Earth. Elsewhere, a gunshot fatally wounds an attorney, Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott), when she steps in front of the bullet intended for her boss. At the hospital, Jane goes into cardiac arrest, and because hers is the most recently vacated vessel, Deb ends up in Jane's plus-sized body. After Deb's illicit return to Earth, Fred is assigned to Deb as her guardian angel and must live as a human to keep close tabs on her.
Deb retains her own memories, but has none of Jane's (memories remain with the soul). When Jane returns to the office confused, her assistant, Teri Lee (Margaret Cho), thinks Jane has amnesia due to her injury and obligingly reminds Jane about her cases, scheduled appointments, work habits and wardrobe preferences.
Deb's best friend, Stacy Barrett (April Bowlby), is a sweet and likable airhead who quickly accepts Deb's new appearance. Like Deb, Jane's plus-sized body initially shocks Stacy. As she adjusts to Deb as Jane, she learns to appreciate people less for their appearance and more for who they are.
Jane's body may be the exact opposite of everything Deb strives for and admires, but Jane's above-average brains and her inclination to help people exhilarates Deb. As Deb takes ownership of Jane's body, bland Jane appears to begin to appreciate fashion and makeup, and skinny Deb begins to enjoy doughnuts and law.
The firm coincidentally hires attorney Grayson Kent (Jackson Hurst), Deb's fiancé. Jane watches him grieve Deb's death and wrestles with the urge to reveal that she is Deb. Beautiful attorney Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering) is on the partner track and competes with Jane to impress Parker, the managing partner and boss, and to win Grayson's heart.
First aired on the Lifetime TV network in 2009, the show is in its fourth season. The previous three seasons each included 13 episodes.
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- First Aired: November 03, 2013
In the fifth season finale, Jane represents an Amish farmer in a case against a big oil company. Meanwhile, Grayson helps a dominatrix collect a payment from one of her clients. Finally, Grayson and Jane reveal their feelings for one other, only to have their moment overshadowed by blackmail.
- First Aired: October 27, 2013
Jane represents Deb's mother in a scandalous case; Grayson tries to defend a Californian under Wyoming law; Nicole and Grayson's relationship takes a new direction; Stacy is humiliated at yoga class.
- First Aired: October 20, 2013
Jane defends a woman in witness protection who was involved in a drug bust; Owen represents a teen star whose reputation is tarnished after a risqué photo is taken of her; a man hires Grayson to draft an unusual love contract between him and his new wife.
- First Aired: October 13, 2013
As Owen and Grayson defend a client's right to marry the woman he loves, Jane deals with two divorces that resulted from unconventional marriage therapy.
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