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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 fianc

Lifetime
6 Seasons, 79 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
July 12, 2009
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Drop Dead Diva Full Episode Guide

  • In the series finale, Jane faces Owen for the first time since leaving the firm. As Stacey attempts to salvage her wedding plans, Teri remembers Ian from her past and that he's the person that ruined her chance of being a star.

  • As Jane works to ban a dietary supplement that killed a teenage football player, Kim is desperate to save the job of a bailiff who protected her while dressed as a superhero.

  • Jane is desperate to prevent a man's execution on death row she believes is innocent, Kim represents a small dance company, and Owen experiences wedding anxiety.

  • Stacey tries to talk Owen into being healthier.

  • After his near-death experience, Grayson is seeing life in a whole new way. Jane represents a community who is battling fumes from a hot sauce factory. Kim's case involves her own father.

  • Jane defends a transgender student. Grayson is shocked when Jane tells him who she really is.

  • Jane and Grayson help a teenager on her death bed find a bone marrow donor, while Owen defends his mayor friend who is facing impeachment.

  • Jane and Grayson defend a housewife who's been arrested for treason. Kim represents a family of foster children who are being kicked out by their new parents.

  • Teri pretends to be Paul's lawyer to help get him out of trouble when he gets in over his head in debt with credit cards. Grayson and Owen team up to defend a family that put in their own speed bump on their busy neighborhood street.

  • Jane feels awkward around Grayson now that he knows the truth; Grayson represents his childhood friend, who is now a widower, who wants to honor his wife's last wish to be buried in her backyard, but her family has different intentions; Kim returns to work and enlists Owen's help representing a 12-year-old foster child who is searching for a permanent home.

  • Stacey helps Jane get ready for her date; Grayson represents a woman who got evicted; Belinda and Jane represent a rock star.

  • Jane reveals the truth to Grayson; a new attorney temps for Kim; Jane subpoenas Owen to get help with a case; Grayson asks Jane out.

  • In the sixth season premiere, Jane does some pro bono work; Owen's estranged brother visits; Stacy and Nick go out.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jane defends a troubled socialite and inadvertently puts the future of the firm in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Grayson represents a teenager with outrageous claims.

  • Following a long night celebrating at a bachelorette party, Jane ends up at the U.S./Mexico border to defend the bride's fiance, whose bachelor party went south of the border. Now Jane must attempt to return the groom to the U.S. to greet his bride as she walks down the aisle.

  • A pageant contestant is stripped of her crown after accusing the Miss Universal Globe competition of being rigged. Meanwhile, Kim defends her estranged dad when he loses his coaching job; and Stacy attempts to persuade Jane that Owen is an ideal sperm donor.

  • Owen and Jane defend a professor accused of smuggling drugs, and Jane uses it as a platform to entice Owen back into her life. A female video game designer seeks credit where credit is due.

  • Kim takes on an alimony case that feels personal. Owen hires an assistant who is interested in Greyson. Teri and Stacy talk sperm donors. In an effort to impress Owen and the owners of a baseball team, Jane defends a high-profile baseball player in a homicide case.

  • Jane asks Paul to watch over Stacy for behavior changes. At work, Owen and Jane team up for an SAT cheating case. Greyson and Kim tackle a case where a dog impregnated a pampered pup.

  • Jane represents a jilted bride who is suing her ex; a surrogate mother is desperate to locate the missing parents of the child she is about to deliver; Stacy seeks advice from business mogul Barbara Corcoran; Kim introduces a new partner at the firm.

  • Jane collaborates with "Old Jane," who is now in the body of a sexy model. Together, they defend a death-row inmate convicted of killing a former classmate. Meanwhile, Grayson and Kim represent a mattress salesman who claims he was wrongfully terminated for dressing like a drag queen.

  • The fifth season opens with Jane desperate to find Owen, who vanished just before their wedding. Luke tells Jane that "Old Jane" has returned to Earth and could be housing anyone's body. Meanwhile, Jane represents a boy whose drug treatment is terminated by a pharmaceutical company; and Kim represents a woman whose ex-boyfriend posted nude photos of her on the Internet.

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