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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
7 Seasons, 95 Episodes
July 12, 2009
Drama
7.4/10
Cast: Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Kate Levering, April Bowlby
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  • When Tim goes missing, Holly reaches out to the tribe and Tim's platoon for help. Denise catches Michael in a compromising position. Latasha and Quincy receive news about his military career.

  • Latasha worries about Quincy's future in the Army. Gloria agrees to go out on a date with Hector, but is torn when Patrick asks for a second chance. Denise volunteers for a relief mission to an earthquake ravaged country.

  • Everyone rejoices when the troops get orders to return to Fort Marshall. Maggie bonds with Caroline after getting her out of a tough situation. Latasha worries about the unexpected expenses that keep piling up.

  • The tribe gathers for Claudia Joy's dedication ceremony. Denise gets caught up in an emergency at the hospital. Michael and Kat (Brooke Shields) bond at a non-work function. Patrick reluctantly breaks it off with Gloria to keep the peace within his unit.

  • Despite their best efforts, the tribe falls short of their fundraising goals for Claudia Joy's garden until Gloria discovers Holly (Elle McLemore) has a hidden talent that could help them.

  • After an awkward conversation with Jackie, Gloria decides it's for the best if she calls things off with Patrick. Denise tries to help ease the tension between Gloria and Jackie. Michael bumps heads with the new Air Force Colonel.

  • Joan is disappointed to be pulled from combat, but is trying to make the best of it now that she s back home. She's upset to learn that Roland still plans on taking the new job. Denise attends to Latasha's son when he is rushed to the emergency room.

  • Denise has her hands full when she agrees to watch David and Sara Elizabeth. Latasha, Maggie and Denise are brought together when their boys, David included, get into trouble.

  • The tribe tearfully comes together to say good-bye to a loved one. Roxy and Gloria befriend a young Army wife. Roland is offered an amazing opportunity to expand his research work, but he and Joan must make a difficult decision.

  • The tribe receives word that Fort Marshall is merging with an Air Force base. Kevin has a medical breakthrough. The troops have to redeploy to Afghanistan. Joan makes an important decision regarding her career. Charlie and Nicole look to adopt.

  • Joan continues to fight with Roland about his treating Marcus' drug addiction. Kevin takes out his frustrations on Sophie. Charlie and Nicole are discouraged at how long it's taking to get pregnant.

  • Kevin is forced to return home and takes his frustrations out on Jackie. When Marcus shows up at Piedmont Place high, Roland decides to treat him without telling Joan. Trevor gets new orders.

  • The tribe deals with the fallout from the events that took place at the Centennial celebration. Roxy and Trevor are finally able to take their other twin home. Gloria confides in Jackie about her impending divorce.

  • 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.

  • As Jane (Brooke Elliott) takes on a client who's being sued for identifying the drunk driver who killed her brother, Kim (Kate Levering) represents a ventriloquist who can't fly without his dummy.

  • 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.

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