Will wonders never cease...
Having found new financing, Lifetime Television has reversed it's decision to cancel the series Drop Dead Diva and instead renew it for a fifth season.
This is a terrific series. Starring Broadway vet Brooke Elliott - who is excellent, charming and positively delightful in the lead role - DDD is about a model, Deb, who is killed in a car accident. En route to Heaven, her soul is instead dropped back down into the body of super-smart lawyer, Jane. So now Jane (henceforth new-Jane) lives her life and tries her cases with Deb's enthusiasm, playful perspective and out-of-the-box thinking and ingenuity.
When we left off at the end of Season 4, the real Jane (henceforth old-Jane) - who had died from being shot at the exact time as Deb, therefore enabling the switch to occur - was able to beam herself back into her old body, evicting Deb. This will inevitably cause problems, since everyone in new-Jane's life is used to her, not to old-Jane, who was kind of a cold-hearted, very ambitiuous bitch.
It's not as confusing as it sounds, and SO worth jumping on board with. It has a great supporting cast, including Jackson Hurst as Grayson, Deb's former fiancee and new-Jane's co-worker; Margaret Cho as Teri, new-Jane's assistant; April Bowlby as Stacy, Deb's best friend; and Ben Feldman as Fred, Deb/new-Jane's guardian angel.
If you like legal shows with a twist - think Ally McBeal and Eli Stone - this is a show for you. Catch up before Season 5 arrives!