We are down to the wire on "Drop Dead Diva" Season 3, with the Season 3 Finale in one week! In this week's After the Episode With Josh, executive producer and show creator Josh Berman talks about Deb and Stacy's past, Jane and Grayson's future and Fred's revenge.
Apparently ending up in bed together just wasn’t enough for this crew. Jeff asks: “Will Jane and Grayson ever kiss this season?!?!”
Haha. I can’t answer that! Just two episodes left though! I promise major developments in their relationship. Everything is building to the finale on 9/25 and nothing will be the same after that.
We’ve asked the “why haven’t Jane and Grayson gotten married/started having babies” question a time or two in this series, but Sydney brings up Grayson’s love-at-first-sight impulses. “I don’t understand why Grayson is taking so long with Jane? The first time he meets a girl he starts dating her so why not Jane? He’s met her already!” Is Grayson just not the type to fall in love slowly – if he doesn’t feel it right away is he forever in the friend zone?!
When Grayson first met Jane, Deb was still alive (Jane interviewed Grayson before he started working at Harrison and Parker) so his first impression of her was not romantic. Jane and Grayson are in the process of defining their relationship, growing their friendship... I’ll never say never. As far as I'm concerned, starting a relationship as friends makes for a much better long term relationship.
With Brandy in town but Pastor Ben outta the picture, fans want to know what’s going on with Parker and Kim? Adam begs: “Please let Parker and Kim carry on!”
I don’t want to give anything away, but I’m glad that bringing Brandy into the picture is getting your wheels turning! And I also promise that the Parker/Kim storyline is far from over. Just you wait until a bomb drops on the season finale, 9/25.
I often have people Tweet and leave Facebook messages saying that the show hits home for them on multiple levels – many relate to Jane and Grayson’s relationship and Jane’s love for him from afar. Are Jane and Grayson based on a real life couple or relationship you know or have experienced personally?
Jane, actually Deb, is named for my grandmother. I always loved that despite being a short, overweight Jewish woman (who survived the Holocaust) she carried herself like a super model. I think that Jane and Grayson portray the dance that couples do while they’re in the process of figuring out how their relationship works. Yes, their relationship is based on a real couple, but I'd rather not say who - to protect the innocent!
Sophia sends “kisses from Portugal,” and gushes: “I've been in a coma since the end of ‘Sex and the City,’ and ‘Drop Dead Diva’ made my television live again.” She isn’t the first person to say that this is their favorite show since “Sex and the City” – why do you think “Diva” resonates with "SATC" fans?
I’ve always wanted "Diva" to be a fun escape! I always enjoyed "Sex and the City" because it was what I imagined life in NYC to be like... But entirely exaggerated in all the right ways! I’ve tried to do that with "Diva." I loved watching "Sex and the City" with friends and it makes me so happy to hear the "Drop Dead Diva" is appointment television and that people are watching in groups. I think Brooke is sexier than any of the women on "Sex and the City"!
Mike says: “You picked a good match for Jane but something tells me her love life needs to continue to take a back seat. She came back from death to do something more than be someone's arm trophy or to hang on to Grayson.” Interesting – what do you think?
Gosh. I don’t think that Jane will ever end up as someone’s arm trophy. I think that she is capable of finding and of creating a dynamic partnership with someone. You are going to want to watch the last two episodes of the season - I think you’ll be pleased!
Shawna has a guest star request: “I wanna see an episode with Khloe Kardashian as a guest star.”
Have her people call my people. Actually, I don't have any people... But it's an interesting idea.
Maria asks: “Why are you making Stacy a love-to-hate character? I mean, Fred basically gave up heaven for her, and she cheated on him with a B-star? Stacy had a heart – what happened to it?”
I don’t want to spoil anything... So I will hold back. Definitely watch the last two episodes. Stacy is an awesome character and she's just letting her ego get carried away. Happens to the best of us.
On Twitter, @TheTruth97 Tweets: “Will Jane ever be a judge?”
Anything is possible. I think that being a judge would suit her quite well although she is never judgmental, ironically.
Genger wants to know: “Would Deb (or Jane) really be dating other guys if she was truly still in love with Grayson???”
YES! When we are wounded, when we are rejected, we need to get back into the dating world. As she said in the very first episode: "Sometimes you gotta fake it to make it."
Deborah says: “There should be more flashback to explore the lives of the characters on the show. Wouldn't it be great to see how Deb and Stacy became friends?” What flashbacks would you love to bring to the small screen?
Great question, and I think it would be incredible to see the beginnings of Deb and Stacy’s friendship! Good ideas for Season 4.
The fans are seeking a little revenge on Stacy and want Fred to have a jealousy-inducing hookup! Misty writes: “First, I love the show! Second, Cassie proved to be more insightful than I expected. Why don't you have her hook up with Fred? She's beautiful enough that Stacy would be jealous but insightful enough to recognize what a great guy Fred is.” Thoughts?
Cassie (played by Kaitlin Doubleday) would have been cheapened if she turned right around and hooked up with Fred. We wanted her to be sincerely interested in Grayson. Fred is slowly discovering what it means to be human - perhaps he will learn about vengeance, but I don't think he's quite there yet.
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!