Lifetime's fan favorite and critically-acclaimed series Drop Dead Diva, which follows a shallow wannabe model that suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized recently deceased attorney, is back by popular demand for a fifth season with 13 all-new episodes set to debut on Sunday, June 23, at 9pm ET/PT. Watch our exclusive interview with series star Brooke Elliott.
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 Deeley joins Drop Dead Diva as Jane's new heavenly guide Paul, stepping in for Luke (Carter MacIntyre) 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.