Season three of Lifetime Television’s hit series Drop Dead Diva will premiere Sunday, June 19, 2011, at 9pm ET/PT. The one-hour, comedic drama tells the story of a shallow wannabe model who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-size and recently deceased attorney, Jane. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Drop Dead Diva features breakout star Brooke Elliott (Wicked, Taboo), Margaret Cho (Dancing with the Stars, Notorious C.H.O.), Jackson Hurst (Living Proof), Kate Levering (Cashmere Mafia), April Bowlby (Two and a Half Men), Josh Stamberg (Lie to Me) and Ben Feldman (The Perfect Man). The third season of Drop Dead Diva will feature 13 new episodes.
Currently in production in Atlanta, Drop Dead Diva’s season three opener will once again be a celebrity-packed celebration, as entertainer Paula Abdul (Live to Dance) reprises her role as Jane’s (Elliott) voice of reason to give her some sage advice about her relationship with Grayson (Hurst). LeAnn Rimes (Nora Roberts’ Northern Lights) also guest stars as the estranged soon-to-be ex-wife to a hard-partying celebrity who is on trial for a hit-and-run case that Jane takes on. Additionally, the premiere episode will guest star talk-show host Wendy Williams (The Wendy Williams Show, Dancing with the Stars), Mario Lopez and features a musical dream sequence with the cast of Drop Dead Diva, choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance’ Keith “Tyce” Diorio.
Some of the other guest stars this season include Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, Clay Aiken, Lance Bass, Amanda Bearse, Tony Goldwyn, Howard Hesseman, Sharon Lawrence, Faith Prince, Jennifer Tilly, Louis Van Amstel and many more.
Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Second Season debuts on DVD May 3rd.