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"Drop Dead Diva": Fifth season debuts June 23

Melissa Hayer Published: May 2, 2013
Brooke Elliott stars in an all-new episode of Drop Dead Diva, airing Sunday, August 5, at 9pm on Lifetime. 

Photo by Annette Brown
Brooke Elliott stars in an all-new episode of Drop Dead Diva, airing Sunday, August 5, at 9pm on Lifetime. Photo by Annette Brown

The Lifetime series “Drop Dead Diva” returns for a 13-episode fifth season at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23.

Details on “Drop Dead Diva,” provided by Lifetime, are as follows:

The series’ fifth season opener, entitled “Back from the Dead,” picks up from last season’s cliff hanger finale with Jane (Brooke Elliott) frantically searching for her missing fiancé Owen (Lex Medlin), who disappeared after witnessing her kiss Grayson (Jackson Hurst) moments before their wedding.  While both Jane and Owen nurse their broken hearts, Jane’s friends and co-workers also are confronted with their own life dilemmas. Kim (Kate Levering) goes public with her pregnancy at the firm as Grayson continues to struggle with his feelings for Jane. Meanwhile, Stacy (April Bowlby) is left contemplating the future of her business, The Pakery.  Newcomer Justin Deely (90210) joins “Drop Dead Diva” as Jane’s new heavenly guide Paul, stepping in for Luke (Carter McIntyre) when he is called back to Heaven just after telling her that Old Jane has returned to earth.  Now that Jane and Old Jane are both on earth, the two kindred spirits will finally meet face-to-face, creating one of the most highly anticipated “Drop Dead Diva” moments ever.

Margaret Cho also stars in the series, and Emmy-nominated actor John Ratzenberger returns to “Drop Dead Diva” this season to reprise his role as Kim’s father, while Jamie Ray Newman is back as Grayson’s ex-fiancée Vanessa, further complicating his heart.  Other guest stars for Season Five will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Fourth Season” arrives on DVD Tuesday, June 18.

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