We got the scoop on what to expect in the fifth season! The series' opener, entitled "Back from the Dead," picks up from last season’s cliff hanger finale with Jane frantically searching for her missing fiancé Owen, who disappeared after witnessing her kiss Grayson 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 goes public with her pregnancy at the firm as Grayson continues to struggle with his feelings for Jane. Meanwhile, Stacy is left contemplating the future of her business, The Pakery. Jane’s new heavenly guide Paul, stepping in for Luke 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.
Check out a piece of the Season 5, Episode 1 script:
We asked and you answered! Throughout our countdown to Season 5 we've been polling to find out your favorite "Diva" moments from the first four seasons. Here's what you picked:
#3: Fred and Stacy's first kiss
The kiss that started it all...and ended it, since it was a violation of Fred's rules as a guardian angel. Stacy's memory was wiped as a result, but for a minute there everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
#2: Grayson shows up at the airport...too late
Stacy filled Grayson in on the reality of the Jane/Deb situation, and fans everywhere cheered as he rushed to the airport to see her before she went abroad. But timing is everything, and the few extra minutes that kept Grayson from there in time were just enough for Owen to make clear his own feelings for Jane. What a bummer.
#1: Grayson and Jane finally kiss!
It may have messed with a wedding ceremony and given Owen a heart attack, but after four seasons of skirting around lies and denial, Grayson and Jane kissed.
The wait for new episodes is nearly over. Tune in this Sunday, June 23 at 9.8c for the "Drop Dead Diva" Season 5 premiere!
Sealed with a kiss! Out of the many smooches that have occurred on "Drop Dead Diva" two kisses really stick out:
Stacy and Fred's Kiss in Season 1: After pursing Stacy like it was his job, Fred finally locked lips with her and it seemed like they were the perfect couple...until the next day when Stacy had no idea who he was. Since Fred broke the rules, he had to erase her memory of everything that had to do with him. The pair eventually ended up dating, but after an affair with her costar, Stacy broke Fred's heart. At the end of Season 3 he told her everything about him being an angel (breaking the rules again!) and had to go back to heaven.
Jane and Grayson's Kiss in Season 4: The kiss we've all be waiting for? Yes! At Jane's wedding to Owen, Grayson confessed his love for her and the pair passionately kissed each other...only to have Owen walk in on them. You know how the rest goes...
Shh! We have an all-access pass to the fifth season of "Drop Dead Diva"! Go behind the scenes of Divaland with these exclusive behind the scenes pictures:
An actress with bonafide musical chops playing a character with loads of imagination is the perfect recipe for a few dream-sequence musical numbers, wouldn't you say? "Diva" has used actress Brooke Elliott's powerful pipes and the talents of its multi-talented cast (Kate Levering is a Tony Award nominee!), plus enthusiastic guest stars like Paula Abdul, to stage super fun music video-style forays into Jane's psyche.
Watch one of our favorite musical moments:
Find out more about the tunes used on the show:
-"Drop Dead Diva" Music Guide
In its first four seasons, Diva has been a magnet for guest stars, attracting big names to jazz up cases and courtroom proceedings at Harrison Parker. From Paula Abdul as Jane's dream-world advisor to notorious dance diva Abby Lee Miller and everyone in between -- including Liza Minnelli, Elliott Gould, LeAnn Rimes, Lance Bass, Nia Vardalos, Vivica A. Fox, Delta Burke, and Ricki Lake -- the show has featured some notable famous faces. Check out a sampling of our favorite guests' best moments in videos and pictures below!
Watch our favorite guest star moments:
View the best guest-star moments in pictures:
-Season 4, Episode 9: Ashes to Ashes
-Season 4, Episode 4: Winning Ugly
-Season 3, Episode 8: He Said, She Said
-Season 3, Episode 5: Prom
-Season 3, Episode 1: Hit and Run
-Season 2, Episode 5: Senti-Mental Journey
-Season 2, Episode 1: Would I Lie to You?
Season 5 is getting a new angel! Paul (Justin Deeley) is Jane's new guardian angel. Between his good looks and his natural charm, earthly living comes easy to Paul. Humorous, sweet, and a bit surprised by human beings' obsession with his lookshe’s blissfully unaware that he’s not the sharpest knife in the shed.
View pictures of Paul in the Season 5, Episode 1 photo gallery:
-Season 5, Episode 1: Back from the Dead
As the angel in charge of Deb's disastrous post-death review, Fred (Ben Feldman) was demoted to be her guardian angel after she took up residence in Jane's body. Fred felt an immediate attraction to Deb's best friend Stacy, and the two jumped a lot of hurdles -- including memory loss, jealousy and infidelity -- to try to make their relationship work. Unfortunately, human emotion proved too complicated and heartbreaking for Fred. At the end of Season 3 he ascended back to heaven, where he was relieved of his guardian angel duties.
Sent down as a replacement at the start of Season 4, Luke (Carter MacIntyre) watched over Jane by buying her apartment building -- thus becoming her landlord -- and by becoming an angel investor (hah!) in the firm. His mission was to encourage Deb to become more like Jane, and in doing so let go of her past life. He tried to stop Jane from indulging the Deb parts of her by making sure Grayson didn't figure out Jane's secret. He also courted Kim briefly.
Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering) didn't get off on the right foot with Jane. Not only did Kim dislike Jane because of her being overweight, but she was jealous of Jane's brains. And the feeling was mutual. Jane wasn't exactly thrilled when she found out that Kim was seeing Grayson, to say the least. (They even had a pregnancy scare!)
By the time the second season came around, Jane and Kim were full-on rivals at the firm, and Kim even testified against Jane at her disbarment hearing. Luckily, Jane was able to prove herself and as we know, continued to practice law. At the same time, Kim grew closer to Parker personally and professionally. By the end of the season, Kim was fired by her boss Claire Harrison (who also kissed Parker!).
Parker tried to apologize to Kim after spotting her at a coffee shop, but she got back to him the only way she knew howby kicking his butt in court. Kim was then came back to the firm and was made partner. In Season 4, Kim took Jane on as her secondary partner because with Parker away, the firm was having financial difficulty. When Parker came back, the pair rekindled their relationship and in the finale of Season 4, Kim learns she is pregnant with Parker's baby.
Watch our favorite Kim (and Kate!) moment:
A powerful lawyer and a bit of a playboy, Jay Parker founded Harrison & Parker and was the firm's lead partner. His affair with a married woman led to Jane getting shot at the start of the series. Throughout the first season, Parker had an antagonistic back-and-forth with Jane, whose courtroom methods he usually found ridiculous or unorthodox.
Despite their spotty working relationship, Parker stepped up to the plate to defend Jane in her disbarment hearing at the start of Season 2. Later that season Parker and Kim began dating, but their relationship was tested when Parker's former partner Claire Harrison returned to the firm. Claire and Kim butted heads, and Claire fired Kim -- only to have Parker fire her, then try to hire Kim back. Hurt over the way Parker consistently ignored his ex-girlfriends, Kim refused.
In Season 3 it seemed like Parker and Kim were trying things again. But Parker hired his former girlfriend, Elisa, as a temp, and it wasn't long before Kim figured out that Elisa's son was actually Parker's son, too. When Parker found out, he flew into a rage over the fact that he was kept in the dark for so long. He quit his job to chase after Elisa, giving Kim his share of the firm. Season 4 saw Parker return to the firm empty-handed. He lawyered up to try to gain visitation rights for his son, going up against Elisa in court. Parker also struggled with the firm's financial debt, and with Grayson's help courted a new investor, Gina. When the firm was accused of laundering money, Kim discovered Parker played a larger role in the firm's troubles than he wanted to admit. In the Season 4 finale, Kim confessed to Parker that she was pregnant with his child.
Watch our favorite Josh Stamberg moments: