With three episodes left, it's down to the wire for us in "Diva"-land, but that doesn't mean that things aren't slowing down anytime soon! In this week's After the Episode With Josh, executive producer and show creator Josh Berman talks about Parker's development this season, reveals all of the new judge's secrets and gets us super excited for the finale.
We get SO much international love for Diva what do you think it is about the show that translates across the world?
The themes in "Drop Dead Diva" are universal. We have all felt like outsiders at different points in our lives. The show is nothing if not human. Stick with me here: shows like “CSI” and “Bones” (I’ve had the privilege to work on both) do great internationally as well, and that is, in part, due to the fact that behind the murder and the yellow tape, those circumstances evoke something very human: fear, anxiety, relief, terror... “Diva” does the same thing, though we spend more time on the other end of the spectrum; Love, joy, success, and yes, even fear and anxiety and a little bit of terror you know, to keep you on your toes.
There was (of course!) a huge reaction to the Episode 10 twist with Stacy and Fred. Allyson begs: “Don't let Stacy turn out to be a bad guy, pleasseeee. I can't believe she made Fred cry.” Is Stacy a bad guy? Will fans know the answer to this question by the end of Season 3?
Yes, you’ll have all of your answers by the end of Season 3! Hmmm... That seems like such a cop-out but I don’t want to give away any more than that!
@realityqueen09 Tweets: “Who would you like to have on the show that hasn’t been on yet?”
I’d love to reunite with Marg Helgenberger from "CSI"! She's a wonderful actress and friend. I'm also crossing my fingers for Cher and/or Bette Midler.
Lisa comments: “I loved last night’s episode. And I like that Parker seems more and more complex.” We never talk about Parker’s growth where have you wanted to take his character in Season 3?
You’re right there with us! Parker has a huge arc coming up that will really inform you on who he is as a person, not just Jane’s boss. I can’t wait to hear what you think about what’s ahead. There's a big Parker bombshell coming up that could change the future of the law firm.
Marcos asks: “Will Teri end up in a serious relationship with that guy (Hank)? She can do better ... cough cough... me! Jk! Great show!”
Marcos, you’re cracking me up with that! First of all, how dare you!? Hank is played by my brother, David Berman, and Teri would be lucky to have him!!! (Totally joking with you) I’ll put in a good word on your behalf.
We’re already looking toward the finale, and fans like Rachel and Marsha are begging for some juicy scoop. They're two of many that want to know if this season there will be another cliffhanger… and if that cliffhanger will be some form of Jane almost telling Grayson and something bad happening?
I'm just going to say one thing this season's cliffhanger is by far the best yet. The last ten minutes of our finale (to air Sunday, September 25 at 9pm/8c!) should leave you breathless.
This is the first time since Tony that the fans have responded overwhelmingly positive about one of Jane’s suitors. Why do you think they like the Judge?
Because of the genius of Lex Medlin, the actor who plays Owen. He was nothing more than another love interest for Jane when that script got dropped on my desk. Lex came in to read for the role and it was his from his first read. We are lucky to have him! He's sexy, smart, funny, and has great chemistry with Jane.
Okay, one dissenter: Marion says the Judge gives off vibes of a “womanizer and a manipulator”… what do you say about that?
Confidence like Owen’s is a lot to take, especially when it catches you (or Jane) off guard. I think you should watch closely and see if you feel differently after this week's episode airing Sunday night at 9pm/8c on Lifetime!
The other week a viewer asked if there will be another supernatural character and this week, Therese asks, “What's with the judge having some kind of 'sixth sense'... hmmmm could HE be an angel too?” ?!?!
He’s all man, I promise!
Celia asks if you will (or would like to) be adding any new characters on a regular basis for the next season… perhaps the Judge? Or Brandy’s new character?
We are open to bringing on new characters. Maybe Judge Owen. Maybe Brandy's character?
Chandra on Twitter wonders if Brandy is on the show for good or just next week’s episode?
She is on for the rest of Season 3. If we get a Season 4, the first thing I will do is call her up and ask her to come back!
Starting this Sunday, Brandy begins her orbit in the "Diva"-verse as Parker's ex-girlfriend Elisa Shayne. Below, we've collected all of the exciting exclusive sneak peeks, interviews and videos of the star to give you your official backstage pass to Brandy on "Drop Dead Diva"!
Watch Josh Interview Brandy!
Brandy sits down with her on-screen ex Josh Stamberg (Parker!) in a behind-the-scenes video of the actors chatting in between takes. Visit ET Online to watch their conversation and hear what Brandy thinks about the "Diva Family"!
Check Out an Exclusive Clip From the Show!
EW.com's rockin' resident Diva Mandi Bierly spoke with Brandy about her return to acting, her role on the show and (gasp!) her hopes for Season 4. Read the interview and view an exclusive clip of Brandy straight from Sunday night's show over on EW.com
View the first photos of Brandy in her "Drop Dead Diva" role below (and check back later this week for more!):
And of course, get excited with a preview of Brandy's first "Drop Dead Diva" episode:
What do you think will happen with Brandy's character Elisa on these final Season 3 episodes? Tune in to Brandy's first appearance on "Drop Dead Diva" Season 3, Episode 11 this Sunday night at 9 pm et/8c on Lifetime to find out!
For today's Diva Dish, we're cozying up to actor Josh Stamberg as he prepares to film a scene as a very perplexed-looking Parker!
What do you think is going to happen in the scene when the cameras start rolling? "Drop Dead Diva" fans on Facebook have been giving us their thoughts join them here!
Mark your calendars: "Drop Dead Diva" marathon this Sunday July 3 on Lifetime starting at 10 am/9c! Watch episodes from Season 2 all day leading up to encores of Season 3 Episodes 1 and 2 at 9 pm/8c.
You guys had WAY too much fun with this week's Quick Caption on the "Drop Dead Diva" Facebook page (Poke us, Friend us, Like us!). The photo du jour (also above) featured a simple shot of Parker who looks like he's prepping for a case. But you all knew exactly what our big pimpin' partner was really thinking it was stiff competition, but the best of the best below:
Most Topical Caption goes to... Debbie: "Hmm... I wonder if that was such a good idea to text her that nude picture of me?!?!"
Best Caption to Visualize goes to... Mike: "I wonder if anyone is aware the I am doing my butt cheek clinching exercises right now."
Best Use of Caption as a Season 3 Plug goes to... Dorothy-Anne: "I thought I looked hot last season, but I'll be even hotter this season!"
Best Cross-Promoting Caption goes to... Karen: "If they are closing Ft. Marshall, how are all the Army Wives going to stay connected next season??? Oh, wait! Wrong show! I wonder if Jane will let me play with Stacy?"
Most "Like-d" (Plus, Most HUH!?!) Caption goes to... Pauline: "Ladies underwear is surprisingly comfortable to wear... wish I had tried it earlier!"
Are you sure you're not all comedians? Stay tuned to the "Drop Dead Diva" Facebook page for more caption contests with sneak peek photos from the Season 3 premiere!
Mark your calendars: "Drop Dead Diva" Season 3 premiere Sunday, June 19 at 9/8c on Lifetime and Season 2 mini-marathon Saturday, June 18 starting at 11 am/10c!
Do you agree with our favorite captions above? Submit your caption for the Parker portrait in the comments below: