Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has signed on for a new TV project, but this time she won't be playing herself.

The 30-year-old reality star has booked a multi-episode arc on Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime announced Thursday.

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As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian will play Nikki, a new love interest for Fred (Ben Feldman) who is also starting a new business venture with his ex Stacy (April Bowlby). "I'm ecstatic to welcome Kim to the Diva family," creator and executive producer Josh Berman said in a statement. "In discussing the role of Nikki with her, I'm blown away by her smarts, sense of humor, and passion. This series is all about reinvention and I'm so excited to see Kim 'reinvented' in the world of Drop Dead Diva."

Kardashian will make her first appearance in the Season 4 premiere. Shooting is expected to begin in February with episodes slated to premiere sometime this summer.

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This is one of two major upcoming acting roles for the E! star. She is also co-starring in Tyler Perry's upcoming film, The Marriage Counselor. Her previous credits include CSI: NY, and she will also play herself on a February episode of Last Man Standing.

The season finale of Kourtney and Kim Take New York airs Sunday at 10/9c on E!

Are you excited to see a Kardashian invade Drop Dead Diva?