Faithful fans battled for and won a fifth season of Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime’s unique and charming dramedy about a shallow model who dies suddenly and is resurrected in the body of a plus-sized attorney.
The 13-episode Season 5 premieres Sunday, June 23 at 9pm ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry’s eagerly awaited new nighttime soap Devious Maids.
The Season 5 premiere — aptly titled “Back From the Dead” — picks up where Season 4 left off, with Jane (Brooke Elliott) searching for her fiancé Owen (Lex Medlin, Southland) after he saw her share a kiss with Grayson (Jackson Hurst) moments before their wedding.
Jane also gets a new guy in her life — stud-muffin guardian angel Paul (Justin Deely 90210) who takes over when Luke (Carter McIntyre) returns to heaven after revealing that “Old Jane” is back on Earth, too.
That’s right, Drop Dead Diva fans — the clamored for face-to-face meeting of Jane and Old Jane is about to happen!
As for the rest of the Drop Dead Diva gang, Kim (Kate Levering) goes public with her pregnancy, Grayson does some soul-searching about his feelings for Jane, and Stacy (April Bowlby) ponders the future of her “pie-cake” bakery, The Pakery.
A few other familiar faces are back for Season 5, as well. John Ratzenberger (Cheers) reprises his role as Kim’s dad, and Jamie Ray Newman returns as Grayson’s ex-fiancée Vanessa — like the guy needs more girl trouble.
Need to refresh your memory of the happenings in Season 4 before the Season 5 premiere? Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Fourth Season arrives in stores Tuesday, June 18.
Drop Dead Diva Season 5 airs Sunday nights at 9/8CT beginning June 23 on Lifetime.