Review | Drop Dead Diva, Season 1

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Us Rating: ***

The plight of plussize women is mined in this sparkling and inventive dramedy. Brooke Elliott dazzles in a tricky role: a shallow model whose spirit winds up in the body of a dead -- and zaftig -- lawyer. Watching her struggle with the transition is screwball fun, bolstered with cameos by Rosie O’Donnell and Paula Abdul. (Sony, $40)

-- John Griffiths