Wanda Sykes to guest as a judge on 'Drop Dead Diva' (plus more season 3 spoilers) -- EXCLUSIVE


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The guest stars keep lining up for this summer's third season of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva: EW has learned exclusively that Wanda Sykes will appear in episode five as Judge Yvonne Wright, who presides over a case inspired by Mississippi high school senior Constance McMillen, who was denied access to her prom because she wanted to attend with her girlfriend. Creator Josh Berman tells EW he got the idea to dramatize McMillen's story a year ago, when he watched McMillen present Sykes with an honor at the 2010 GLAAD Media Awards. "When I wrote the episode, of course, my dream was to cast Wanda, never thinking that she would do it," Berman says. "We sent her the pages, and she read the script, and she said yes. It came full circle." Sykes' judge is "acerbic, very funny and clever, and doesn't take any crap from anyone, as we would expect Wanda to be," he laughs. "It also adds another dynamic, because as an African-American woman, she has a different perspective than Jane [series star Brooke Elliott]

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