Exclusive: Liza Minnelli, Delta Burke are dueling 'Divas'

Delta-Burke-liza_lNow 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.

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  • Gem

    The more I hear about this, the more I like it. Bring it on! :)

  • JRose48

    Love it!

  • izikavazo

    Wow that’s going to be two very confusing faces very close to each other.

  • nitmar

    No offennse but Lisa? I can barely understand what she says most of the times..

  • Amanda

    AWESOME!!! Now all we need is a big Liza appearance in the Arrested Development movie. One can never have too many loose seals.

  • bj

    are the two the same? what about here:

  • Adam

    She wasn’t bad on law and order CI a few years back. She can still act.

  • Gimplygump ☺

    Kathy Griffin, eat your heart out. It’s the D-list trifecta. (Diva-List, I mean.) Liza, Delta, & Rosie. ☺ ☻ ☺ ☻

  • David

    AMANDA, I love you! You couldn’t have said it better.

  • June

    What a pairing! I can’t wait to see Liza, Delta, and Rosie in action! Talk about dazzling divas! This show sounds phenomenal!

  • Beret Erway

    “On Diva, which premieres July 12,” …
    “The following week (Sept. 27)”: did Lifetime trade 9 weeks of summer for autumn time to be named later?

  • SV

    GREAT SHOW. Hope they renew it for season two, and three…

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