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Weekend TV: Dream Builders, Resurrection, Girls Finale

Lena Dunham

In what initially comes off as a Habitat for Inhumanity — fueled by reality-competition juices that upstage the do-gooder impulse of neighborhood home renovation — NBC's derivative American Dream Builders takes its visual cues from Extreme Makeover Home Edition (airing in that show's old time period, Sundays at 8/7c), complete with an elaborate weekly reveal, although the only bus here is the one the contestants repeatedly throw each other under. Dream Builders' emotional dynamic is more attuned to Celebrity Apprentice in its nightmare blueprint of clashing egos getting in the way of a job well done.

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Lifetime Renews Drop Dead Diva for Season 6

Margaret Cho and Brooke Elliott

Drop Dead Diva's second life continues.

After getting canceled, and then later picked up for a fifth season, Lifetime has renewed the series, the network announced Friday.

Fall TV popularity contest: Which new shows won you over?

Lifetime has green-lit a 13-episode sixth season that will... read more

Drop Dead Diva Sneak Peek: Jaleel White Haunts Jane's Dreams!

Jaleel White

Urkel is back on TV — sort of!

On Sunday's Drop Dead Diva (9/8c, Lifetime) Jaleel White guest-stars as... read more

The Weekend Playlist: Simpsons' Halloween Tradition, PBS's Paradise, More Witches

The Simpsons

Next to Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin, my favorite Halloween TV touchstone is The Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" special, with Mad Magazine-worthy parodies of things that go "D-oh!" in the night. It's airing unusually early this year in advance of post-season baseball pre-emptions, but what better way to get in the spirit — and as a bonus for the 24th edition (Sunday, 8/7c, Fox), horror maestro Guillermo Del Toro has designed an elaborate "couch gag" opening sequence that's a kaleidoscopic homage to... read more

Drop Dead Diva Comes Back to Life — But Where's Old Jane?

Brooke Elliott

Like the show's titular character, Drop Dead Diva is coming back to life!

After being canceled in January, the Lifetime series will return for a fifth season Sunday at 9/8c, picking up shortly after Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliot) kissed former love Grayson (Jackson Hurst) at her wedding to Owen (Lex Medlin). Oops! Meanwhile, Old Jane pushed the return button, sending her back to Earth. But whose body will she end up in? TVGuide.com spoke with executive producer Josh Berman to get the scoop on the new season: read more

Lifetime Axes Drop Dead Diva After Four Seasons

Brooke Elliot and Jackson Hurst

Drop Dead Diva is dead... at Lifetime, which has canceled the series after four years, Deadline reports.

Drop Dead Diva told the story of a shallow model (Brooke D'Orsay) who dies and is brought back to life as an... read more

Drop Dead Diva Exclusive: Real Jane Makes a Shocking Return in Season Finale

Brooke Elliott

Jane Bingum — the real one — will return in the season finale of Drop Dead Diva!

The real Jane (Brooke Elliott) was last seen in the series premiere, in which she took a bullet for Parker (Josh Stamberg). At the same time, Deb (then portrayed by Brooke D'Orsay) died in a car accident. When Deb got to heaven, she pressed the "return" button on Fred's (Ben Feldman) keyboard and came back to Earth in the only body available: Jane's. Now, in the Season 4 finale, we'll find out where real Jane has been all this time.

Mad Men's Ben Feldman returns to Drop Dead Diva

"Since day one of Drop Dead Diva, viewers have been asking me what happened... read more

Could Wedding Bells Be Ringing on Drop Dead Diva?

Drop Dead Diva

"The season is definitely heading towards a wedding with Jane and somebody."

That's right, Drop Dead Diva's former model-turned-lawyer — in another body, natch — may soon be walking down the aisle, according to creator Josh Berman, who says Jane (Brooke Elliott) will find herself in the middle of a love triangle between Grayson (Jackson Hurst) and Owen (Lex Medlin). However, the tables have turned this season, with Jane trying to move on from her former love while Grayson is coming closer to uncovering her secret: That she's his ex-girlfriend Deb. But is it too late for Grayson and Jane, especially after he shared that smooch with Stacy (April Bowlby)?

Exclusive: Drop Dead Diva rounds up Patty Duke, Emily Rutherford and more for guest spots

Berman dishes on what's in store for the fourth season, which he says will be the "most satisfying" for fans of the couple who cannot be. Also, with a new guardian angel coming on this season, what does this mean for Fred (Ben Feldman, who's currently recurring on Mad Men)? And, how did Kim Kardashian handle all the jokes about her past? Get the scoop: read more

Exclusive: Drop Dead Diva Snags Adam Harrington, Currie Graham

Adam Harrington, Currie Graham

Adam Harrington and Currie Graham will guest-star on Drop Dead Diva this season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Harrington (The Secret Circle) will appear in the ninth episode as... read more

Exclusive: Faith Prince and Madchen Amick Guest-Starring on Drop Dead Diva

Faith Prince, Madchen Amick

Faith Prince and Madchen Amick will guest-star on Drop Dead Diva next season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Prince will return in the seventh episode as Jane's mother, Elaine Bingum, to convince ...
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