The Diva gods have really been smiling on us this season what with fabulous guest stars, edge-of-our-seat storylines and more quotes than you can fit into a 140-character Tweet each week. In this edition of After the Episode With Josh, executive producer and show creator (and head of said Diva gods) Josh Berman lets there be light on Grayson's depth, Brooke Elliott's talent and unexpected "Drop Dead Diva" pregnancies.
Peggye wants to know if you think Jane will or would ever lose weight to try to capture Grayson's attention? Teresa doesn't even want to see Jane and Grayson together, but has another weighted suggestion: "I want to see Grayson date someone not super thin!" Do you think Grayson is shallow?
This is a question that I chat with my writing team, and even my friends, about frequently. A message that we’re trying to send to our audience is that what really matters is the super model inside. That’s how I came up with the concept for the show! My grandmother, whose name is Deb, was a short, overweight Jewish woman who carried herself like a super model. She was always such an inspiration to me. Grayson is growing more every day I definitely would be open to him becoming more and more attracted to the beauty inside the next woman he dates.
Alisha wonders if Jane would even be ABLE to tell Grayson what happened or will something terrible happen (similar to Fred being de-Angeled or even Grayson being hit by the car)?
The business of Deb’s reincarnation that turned her into Jane is really uncharted territory for both the characters and for me as a producer. While certainly there are barriers to Jane coming clean... I think that the easiest to get over are the “rules” from heaven.
Brooke Lovers unite! Harris asks: "Where did you find the amazing and talented Brooke? How did you know that she was the one?"
We saw so many incredibly talented actresses in the search for our Jane. While of course there were physical traits that were required of the character, we knew from the earliest stages of development that the actress who would bring life to Jane would have that certain X factor... Brooke is all X! She came to us after spending years on Broadway. When I look at Jane, I see Deb and that is because Brooke is amazing.
And it wouldn't be a Q&A without "he who probably shouldn't be named" coming up... Alix asks: "Will Jane find someone who makes her happy? I think she can move past Greyson if the right guy came along. I loved her and Tony! Does she have a new love interest coming up? Someone who actually lasts?"
Tony, who was played by David Denman, was such a powerful character in helping Deb get used to being Jane. I think that as we enter the second half of our season the viewers will be really excited to see where Jane goes both professionally and personally. Hint: Keep your eye out for a new Judge.
Teri (the viewer, not the assistant) takes it to the next level and suggests: "I think Jane and Grayson should kiss, he totally falls for her but you bring Tony back. Flip the tables and have Grayson secretly in love with Jane." What do you think about THAT?
I think that you would be great in our writers’ room! I love that! It is always so fun to turn the tables on our principle characters it’s also a great challenge for an actor who has spent three seasons getting used to a set of rules about their character.
Jane seems unstoppable in the courtroom this season, but Rachael asks:"Will Jane ever lose a case?"
Absolutely. It has happened before and it will happen again. Losing a case allows Jane the opportunity to help her client find some sort of resolution outside the courtroom despite the verdict.
Remember back when Kim thought she was preggers? RoJo wants to know: "Is anyone going to have a baby? I'm ready for one of the fabulous ladies to become a mom."
GASP! I can't say anything more but I wouldn't be surprised if one of our main characters finds them self with a child sooner than expected.
Have more questions for Josh? Leave them in the comments below!
You know how they say, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em"? Well, I'm thinking the phrase for Sunday nights at 9/8c is "If you can't truly join 'em, Tweet with 'em!" We've been having a blast Tweeting with you all during new episodes of “Drop Dead Diva,” Sunday nights from the official “Drop Dead Diva” Twitter account and this Sunday for Episode 6, April Bowlby will be joining us!
Every week on “Diva,” April as bubbly, sweet Stacy makes us laugh, think and wish desperately that we were her roomie/BFF. This Sunday, you’ll get the chance to ask the star questions about the show as she’ll be Tweeting from her personal Twitter account along with us. That’s the next best thing to drinking a pitcher of pomegranate martinis on the deck with her and Jane, right?!
If you don’t already have a Twitter account, sign up for one here and follow @DropDeadDiva and April Bowlby @aprilthebowlby. Join us on Twitter Sunday night, starting at 9 pm et. Come prepared with questions for April and Tweet with our handy dandy Diva hashtag: #DropDeadDiva to keep up with the conversation.
Tune in to "Drop Dead Diva" Season 3, Episode 6 this Sunday night at 9 pm et/8c on Lifetime!