On last week's Diva Dish, creator and executive producer Josh Berman spilled on Grayson and Jane's relationship, Fred's big secret and more. In this week's edition, Josh gives the scoop about casting "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller on an episode and wets loyal Divas' palettes with more deets about what lies ahead for Fred and Stacy. (Oh Josh, you're such a tease!)
Facebooker Liz asks Josh: "Why did you want to work with Abby Lee Miller?"
Josh says: "The writers on 'Diva' wanted to write an episode that explores the relationship between moms and daughters. And right now, 'Dance Moms' has a unique point of view and people seem to either love or hate the show. But regardless, people are watching. And we thought how interesting it would be to shine a spotlight on Dance Mom behavior through the lense of 'Drop Dead Diva.'"
Speaking of Abby, Facebook Diva Abbey asks: "Does Stacy know that Fred is an angel?"
Josh dishes: "Stacy does not know that Fred is an angel. For three seasons, Stacy has not known the truth about Fred, but all that might be changing in the season premiere."
What else are you dying to know about Season 4?
Season 4 keeps getting sweeter! On the heels of the announcement that "Cougar Town" star Ian Gomez will be guest starring on "Drop Dead Diva," another prime time star is joining the roster. "Saving Grace" actress Lorraine Toussaint will make an appearance on the eighth episode of Season 4, playing Jane's former law professor, Gretchen Daily.
In the episode, Professor Daily invites her former student, Jane, and Grayson to lecture one of her classes at Stanford Law School. The attorneys then begin to help one of the students with a case against a Silicon Valley company. But of course, nothing comes easy when they realize they have to face off against Professor Daily, who was hired to defend the company.
And I know I keep harping, but don't forget to watch the Season 4 premiere of "Drop Dead Diva" on June 3 at 9/8c! Creator and executive producer Josh Berman said in last week's Diva Dish that "a lot of big secrets [will be] divulged!"
Which "Diva" lawyer would you like to face off in court against: Jane, Grayson, Kim or Jay?
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The Season 4 guest stars keep racking up! Joining the already-announced Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Brandy, Jake T. Austin, John Ratzenberger, Patty Duke, Megyn Price, Emily Rutherford and Valerie Harper (Phew!), "Cougar Town" star Ian Gomez is set to make an appearance in the eighth episode of "Drop Dead Diva" this season.
Ian will be playing Warren Patton, a wheelchair-using con man who is suing Harrison & Parker’s newest client for $1 million after being hit in a crosswalk by the defendant’s gourmet food truck. The kicker? Warren argues his own the case and shows his manipulative side in doing so.
"Drop Dead Diva" returns June 3 at 9/8c!
Who else would you like to see guest star on Season 4?
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It's that time again! As we continue to countdown to the epic Season 4 premiere of "Drop Dead Diva" (And I mean E-P-I-C... I may or may not have not seen the first episode...), Twitter and Facebook have been blowing up with Qs about the new season. So, in all that is wonderful and fabulous, I went straight to creator and executive producer Josh Berman to get all the "Diva" dirt. I will be rolling out his juicy answers for the next 20 days until the Season 4 premiere on June 3. (You should read that as: keep checking this blog 24/7!)
First up, Facebook friend Jessie asks Josh: "Does Grayson find out that Jane is his lost love!?"
Josh dishes: "Grayson is absolutely on to the fact now that Jane could now be Deb. And how that plays out in the first four episodes of Season 4 is pretty exciting and completely unexpected." (Editor's note: SO exciting!)
Facebooker Leighann asks: "Does Fred leave? At the end of Season 3, he's at the airport, but it never shows if he leaves."
Josh says: "Fred leaves, but doesn’t get too far, and one of our biggest Fred twists yet in our season opener, so if you’re a Fred fan, June 3 is not to be missed. If there is ever an episode to not DVR but to watch live, it’s our June 3 season opener. We have a lot of big secrets being divulged. Grayson is learning the truth about Jane, there’s a huge complication in the Fred/Stacy relationship and you want to see that with everyone else."
Amanda on Facebook asks Josh: "Is there any chance that Tony might come back in Season 4?"
Josh exclusively dishes: "Anything is possible. Jane has lots of loves, as does Deb, and we like bringing back those old flames. I will say that there’s lots of twists and turns in Jane’s love life in Season 4, but I don’t want to answer specifically if Tony is coming back."
What else are you dying to know about Season 4?
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If you got to visit the "Drop Dead Diva" set, what's the first thing you would do?
What do you get when you cross a court room and a dance floor? The newest Season 4 guest star! That's right "Dance Moms'" Abby Lee Miller is making her acting debut on "Drop Dead Diva"!
In the episode, Jane discovers that Deb's mother, Bobbi, has gone back to work as a dance instructor. She calls Jane when Bobbi is sued by one of the parents, whose child was injured in class. Abby plays herself and will be called to the stand as an expert witness during the trial to confirm if Bobbi was or was not negligent.
The fourth season of "Drop Dead Diva" premieres on June 3 just 22 days away! Keep up with everything "Diva" by reading this blog 24/7 (Duh!), subscribing to the official "Drop Dead Diva" page on Facebook and following "Diva" on Twitter.
Which other Lifetime celebrities would you like to see on Season 4 of "Drop Dead Diva"?
Hey, Dolls can't wait until the June 3 premiere of "Drop Dead Diva" to see your girl a
Kim posted this photo on her website, saying, "I had such a great time on set and I’m excited for you all to see the episode! Xo"
Kim will play famed relationship guru, Nikki LePree, in a multi-episode arch.
Are you excited to see Kim Kardashian on "Drop Dead Diva"?
Serena Williams may be a star on the tennis court, but this summer she's going to rock another kind of court... the court room, that is! Serena just filmed her guest role for an upcoming Season 4 episode of "Drop Dead Diva." Serena will be playing Elisa Shayne's lawyer (which means another guest appearance by Brandy!), as Elisa goes to court with Parker over custody of their son. "On set of @dropdeaddiva with @4everBrandy I can't wait to start shooting our scenes! Should be fun OMG so excited!!!" Serena tweeted.
And we have a hint as to who Serena's character will be facing off with in court. "Look who I'm going up against on @DropDeadDiva today, @serenawilliams. Crazy right?!! Glad its law court and not tennis court!" "DDD" star Kate Levering tweeted from set with the photo above.
What other celebs would you like to see guest star on "Drop Dead Diva" Season 4?
Mark your calendars, set your DVRs, send out premiere party invites to all your friends... just do something fabulous to celebrate, Divas Season 4 officially starts on June 3 at 9/8c! Want to know what to expect from what promises to be the best season yet? Only here you can find the inside scoop...
Season four begins with Jane and Owen enjoying a Roman Holiday in Italy while back at home, the firm is going all sorts of cray under Kim’s leadership. Teri is sent to bring Jane home to take on murder case and Grayson comes to terms with his new feelings for Jane. (Um, do we need to rehash the kiss between Grayson and Stacy on the finale?!) And speaking of the kiss that changed everything, Fred tries to moves on with a new girlfriend, leading Stacy to seek out a relationship guru for love advice, played by the fab Kim Kardashian. (And it's not just because her and I share the same first name...) Watch a preview of Season 4 here.
Oh, and as if I even have to remind you besides Kim K., Season 4 is bringing it with the most amazing guest stars including: Serena Williams, John Ratzenberger (You can thank me later for getting the "Cheers" theme song stuck in your heads), Patty Duke, Megyn Price, Jake T. Austin and Emily Rutherford. Valerie Harper and Brandy will also reprise their roles this season.
Still need a refresher on Season 3? The DVD hits shelves on May 29, which gives you exactly five days before the Season 4 premiere to hole yourself up and do nothing but bask in the amazingness of THEBESTSHOWONTV. (You can pre-order it here.)
In your dream world, what would happen on Season 4 of "Drop Dead Diva"? Who would you like to see get together? What kind of drama do you want to see in (and out!) of the courtroom?
It's here! Almost! The release date for "Drop Dead Diva" Season 3 has been announced and it is... (Diva drumroll, please)... Tuesday, May 29! It will be available then in stores and online, but you can pre-order it on our site now! Stay tuned here on the blog and to the official "Drop Dead Diva" Facebook and Twitter.
What was your favorite Season 3 moment from "Drop Dead Diva"? Share below!