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!
Patti Stanger is Season 3's next guest star to join the cast for August 28th's Episode 10! The matchmaker spoke with The Insider about her experience on the show, her character who she says is an "extreme version of herself"! and her on-screen rivalry with Margaret Cho's character Teri. Check out an exclusive clip of Patti Stanger on Sunday nights' all new episode and find out why the first-time actress called her experience on the show "the scariest thing I've ever done in my life."
View more photos of Patti Stanger on "Drop Dead Diva" here:
Tune in to "Drop Dead Diva" Season 3 only four more episodes to go!!