The hit Lifetime Television series "Drop Dead Diva" has been officially brought back to life for a fifth season after being cancelled on January 15, 2013. There was a tremendous outcry from the show's fans, and showrunner Josh Berman credits the fans for the return of the comedy-drama television series. Lifetime signed a deal on March 1, 2013 with Sony Pictures Television that made the show economically viable not only for Season 5 but for seasons beyond. Now the casting director has scheduled open casting calls for talent in the metro Atlanta area to appear on the show as general background performers. Principal actor casting is also getting underway.
Details about the the open casting calls, and how talent can submit for acting roles on Drop Dead Diva can be found on the following casting post:
Returning for season five of "Drop Dead Diva" is Fridley, Minnesota native Brooke Elliott as Jane Bingum. Elliott is a trained singer and has appeared in many Broadway shows, such as "Beauty and the Beast," "The Pirate Queen," "Taboo," and "Wicked". Her only other television appearance was on "Law & Order: Trial by Jury". Margaret Cho is back as Teri Lee, Jane’s legal assistant. Jackson Hurst returns as Grayson Kent, Jane's closest colleague and Deb's former fiancée. April Bowlby reprises her role of Stacy Barrett, who is the link between Deb’s past and her present. Kate Levering is still Jane's co-worker and rival, the tough-as-nails lawyer Kim Kaswell. Josh Stamberg once again is the smooth-talking Jay Parker, Jane's boss and Managing partner of Harrison and Parker. And Carter MacIntyre is Jane's sexy new guardian angel.