“Drop Dead Diva” came back from the dead on Lifetime and it brought another person back from the dead with it.
In the Season 5 premiere, the original Jane returned and told Jane 2.0, "I want my life back."
"Drop Dead Diva" creator Josh Berman told Entertainment Weekly he was excited to bring the original Jane back along with the series itself. Lifetime canceled "Drop Dead Diva" in January 2013 despite the fact that Season 4's cliffhanger already had viewers eagerly awaiting more. But a month later, the cable network announced it was bringing the show back.
"Since the pilot, fans have asked me over and over again, ‘What happened to the original Jane, the Jane who was shot?’" Berman told EW. "I always knew that I wanted to bring her back, but I felt like I couldn’t bring that character’s soul back until New Jane reached a more elevated state of existence where she was more confident with who she is both in her body and in her profession.”
TV Fanatic's Leigh Raines loved the "Drop Dead Diva" premiere twist. "The moment of the episode goes to Jane meeting Old Jane who might as well be the new Deb," she wrote. "What an interesting twist of fate? Jane hates what Deb did to her, hits the return button and now she's a Deb look alike! Can't wait to see how this all unfolds."
Keep up with all the Jane drama on "Drop Dead Diva," Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.
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