You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Fox dockets legal laffer ‘Drop Dead’

Network picks up Berman's 'Diva'

Fox has picked up the script “Drop Dead Diva,” a high-concept legal hour from Josh Berman (“CSI”).

Deal includes a decent-sized penalty. Drama with comedic undertones revolves around an uninspired model-in-training who suddenly dies and finds her soul entering an overweight, less attractive female attorney.

“It’s about deconstructing the beauty myth while discovering what’s really important in life,” Berman said.

Twentieth Century Fox TV, where Berman is under an overall deal, is behind the project.

Berman, who is a consulting producer on Fox’s “Bones,” spent six seasons on “CSI”; he also created the skeins “Killer Instinct” and “Vanished” for Fox.

New show marks a return to more comedic fare for Berman, who served as a story editor on the NBC single-cam comedy “M.Y.O.B.” before moving to “CSI.”

“This show brings me back to my comedic roots, and as a former lawyer, I look forward to exploring this arena,” Berman said.

More TV

  • 'The Apprentice' Host Alan Sugar Apologizes

    'The Apprentice' Host Alan Sugar Apologizes After Backlash to 'Racist' Tweet

    Fox has picked up the script “Drop Dead Diva,” a high-concept legal hour from Josh Berman (“CSI”). Deal includes a decent-sized penalty. Drama with comedic undertones revolves around an uninspired model-in-training who suddenly dies and finds her soul entering an overweight, less attractive female attorney. “It’s about deconstructing the beauty myth while discovering what’s really […]

  • Merger Angst Warner Media

    WarnerMedia Staffers Brace for Cuts, Cultural Shifts Amid Mega-Merger

    Fox has picked up the script “Drop Dead Diva,” a high-concept legal hour from Josh Berman (“CSI”). Deal includes a decent-sized penalty. Drama with comedic undertones revolves around an uninspired model-in-training who suddenly dies and finds her soul entering an overweight, less attractive female attorney. “It’s about deconstructing the beauty myth while discovering what’s really […]

  • Bob Iger arrives at the Oscars,

    Bob Iger: Disney Has 'Much Better' Chance of Closing Fox Deal Than Comcast

    Fox has picked up the script “Drop Dead Diva,” a high-concept legal hour from Josh Berman (“CSI”). Deal includes a decent-sized penalty. Drama with comedic undertones revolves around an uninspired model-in-training who suddenly dies and finds her soul entering an overweight, less attractive female attorney. “It’s about deconstructing the beauty myth while discovering what’s really […]

  • YouTube Boss on Making Emmy-Winning Content

    YouTube Boss on Steamer's Future: 'I Want To Win Some Emmys'

    Fox has picked up the script “Drop Dead Diva,” a high-concept legal hour from Josh Berman (“CSI”). Deal includes a decent-sized penalty. Drama with comedic undertones revolves around an uninspired model-in-training who suddenly dies and finds her soul entering an overweight, less attractive female attorney. “It’s about deconstructing the beauty myth while discovering what’s really […]

  • Conecta Fiction 2's Development Prizes Go

    Conecta Fiction's Development Prizes Go To 'Día Cero,' 'Malaka,' 'Streisand Effect'

    Fox has picked up the script “Drop Dead Diva,” a high-concept legal hour from Josh Berman (“CSI”). Deal includes a decent-sized penalty. Drama with comedic undertones revolves around an uninspired model-in-training who suddenly dies and finds her soul entering an overweight, less attractive female attorney. “It’s about deconstructing the beauty myth while discovering what’s really […]

  • Mediapro's Imagina Sells 'Lifeline' To Mexico's

    Mediapro's Imagina Sells 'Lifeline' To Mexico's Azteca TV (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fox has picked up the script “Drop Dead Diva,” a high-concept legal hour from Josh Berman (“CSI”). Deal includes a decent-sized penalty. Drama with comedic undertones revolves around an uninspired model-in-training who suddenly dies and finds her soul entering an overweight, less attractive female attorney. “It’s about deconstructing the beauty myth while discovering what’s really […]

  • Endemol Shine Brings in Banks to

    Endemol Shine Brings in Banks to Evaluate Possible Sale

    Fox has picked up the script “Drop Dead Diva,” a high-concept legal hour from Josh Berman (“CSI”). Deal includes a decent-sized penalty. Drama with comedic undertones revolves around an uninspired model-in-training who suddenly dies and finds her soul entering an overweight, less attractive female attorney. “It’s about deconstructing the beauty myth while discovering what’s really […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content