Casting Scoop: Gail O’Grady Duels With Lifetime’s ‘Diva’

Gail O'Grady (Photo: The CW)

Gail O'Grady (Photo: The CW)

Gail O’Grady will be gunning for ‘Drop Dead Diva’s Jane – and vice versa – when the thrice Emmy-nominated ‘NYPD Blue’ alumna guest-stars on the Lifetime series this summer.

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In the August 29 episode of ‘Diva,’ legal eagle Jane (played by Brooke Elliott) represents a 16-year-old girl who has accused a peer of “cyberbullying.” O’Grady in turn plays the mom of the accused mean girl, and suffice to say, the rotten apple did not fall far at all from the tree.

This ain’t ‘American Dreams’ kindly Helen and Meg Pryor, in other words.

Jane finds herself on the receiving end of the Mean Mom’s nasty looks as she defends her daughter’s actions as “free speech.”

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Following her ‘Diva’ drop-by, O’Grady can be seen on The CW’s ‘Hellcats’ (premiering this fall). Her recent guest-starring turns include ‘The Forgotten,’ ‘Ghost Whisperer’ and a multi-episode run on ‘Desperate Housewives.’

A new episode of Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ airs this Sunday at 9/8c.

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