Jun 30, 2009, 05:12 PM by Michael Ausiello
Categories: Drop Dead Diva, News
Now this is the kind of screwball casting I can get on board with: Liza Minnelli and Delta Burke are set to play dueling sisters on Lifetime's upcoming legal dramedy Drop Dead Diva, sources confirm to me exclusively.
On Diva, which premieres July 12, Minnelli plays a psychic who takes her sister (Burke) to court after she opens a competing psychic shop directly across the street from her store. Their episode airs Sept. 20 and also features an encore appearance by Rosie O'Donnell as a judge.
Wait, there's more...
The following week (Sept. 27), Nia Vardalos guest stars as an offbeat (duh) office temp who discovers that she was switched at birth.
Drop Dead Diva, the brainchild of former CSI/Bones exec producer Josh Berman, tells the story of a vapid model who dies in a sudden accident only to be reborn in the body of a brilliant, plus-size attorney (Brooke Elliott).
Might be time to introduce my FauVo to this mysterious Lifetime channel.