We're gearing up for another day of exciting Season 3 guest star scoop on the "Drop Dead Diva" Blog! The upcoming season is promising to be the funniest yet, with the always hilarious Wendy Williams and Wanda Sykes joining the cast as judges for an episode each. What more could be up creator Josh Berman's sleeves, you ask? On the show, Kate Levering's character Kim is a (super smart, super hot, overall fabulous) force to be reckoned with so it only makes sense that the woman fit to play her sister on "Drop Dead Diva" is spitfire comedian Kathy Griffin!
Kathy Griffin is joining the cast of "Drop Dead Diva" for an episode in Season 3 as Kim's sis and someone who does not get along with Jane's assistant Teri, played by Margaret Cho. Comedians Kathy and Margaret go way back and Griffin joked that playing Cho's arch-nemesis for an episode was the "role I was born to play." Margaret Tweeted Wednesday morning: "So excited to have @iamwandasykes and @kathygriffin on ddd this season!" We couldn't agree more!
Tune in to the all-new episode featuring Kathy Griffin Sunday, August 14 at 9 pm/8c on Lifetime!
"Diva" Dish below: Kathy Griffin is the perfect person to play Kim's sister what actors could play Grayson, Jane, Fred or Parker's siblings on "Drop Dead Diva"?
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We keep thinking that we couldn't possibly be any more excited about Season 3 of "Drop Dead Diva" until another serving of guest star scoop comes our way! Last week, we found out that Wanda Sykes will guest star on Season 3 of "Drop Dead Diva" as Judge Wright, who presides over the case of a high school senior not allowed to bring her girlfriend as her date for prom.
Now, as AOL's TVSquad is reporting, Clay Aiken, Lance Bass and "Married... With Children"'s Amanda Bearse will appear on the episode as well. Check out the story on TVSquad for more details about what characters these stars will play!
Dish below: Who would you take to the "Drop Dead Diva" prom? (Um, and dibs on Fred, BTW!)
Stay tuned to the "Drop Dead Diva" Blog for more Season 3 scoop!
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I've had a major girl crush on Margaret Cho since the first time I saw her do stand-up when I was (probably) a little too young to get most of the jokes. On "Drop Dead Diva," we get a weekly dose of the unstoppable comedian as Teri, Jane's super sassy assistant with a heart of gold.
Check out an interview with Margaret where she reveals how she got her role on "Drop Dead Diva," who Teri really is and what it's like working with the show's cast.
Watch Teri from the beginning on tomorrow's "Drop Dead Diva" marathon starting at 8 pm et/7c on Lifetime!
Dish below: Who is your favorite character on "Drop Dead Diva"?
We're just days away from the "Drop Dead Diva" marathon on Lifetime this Friday, April 8 starting at 8 pm/9c and now we've got some super exciting show news for you! Entertainment Weekly's resident Diva Mandi Bierly revealed today that the oh-so-hilarious Wanda Sykes will be guest starring as a judge on Episode 6 of the upcoming Season 3!
The "New Adventures of Old Christine" star is set to appear as Judge Yvonne Wright. Sykes as Judge Wright will preside over a case inspired by Mississippi high school student Constance McMillen — a senior who was restricted from attending her prom because she wanted to go with her girlfriend.
"Drop Dead Diva" creator Josh Berman spilled to EW that he had his eye on casting Sykes after seeing her present an award at the 2010 GLAAD Media Awards (where "Diva" was up for an Outstanding Individual Episode award for Season 2's "Queen of Mean"). In the interview, Josh describes Sykes’ character as "acerbic, very funny and clever, and doesn’t take any crap from anyone, as we would expect Wanda to be." The real-life Constance McMillen will even cameo in the episode as the judge’s bailiff.
Stay tuned to the "Drop Dead Diva" Blog for show updates and more info on Season 3, airing in June on Lifetime!
Who are you most excited to see guest star on Season 3 of "Drop Dead Diva"?