Tiffani Thiessen, Margaret Cho are Drop Dead Divas
Wed, 08 Oct 2008 16:47:14
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Actress Tiffani Thiessen is returning to the boob tube, albeit not for the popular remake of Beverly Hills, 90210, the original of which she is a favorite alum. Rather, Thiessen is heading to Lifetime, the network that dubs itself "Television for Women," for a female-friendly series.
Thiessen will star in Drop Dead Diva, a legal dramedy centering on a model who dies, only to have her soul enter the body of a frumpy but brainy lawyer postmortem. Brooke Elliott has a role, as does rowdy comedienne Margaret Cho. Thiessen is reportedly playing the party girl model, while Elliott will play the lawyer she inhabits. Cho is set to play the lawyer's assistant.
Thiessen's reps claimed the star is excited to return to serial TV and that her fan base is expected to follow her there.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff