DROP DEAD DIVA’s Brooke Elliott Wholeheartedly Defends Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) is set to guest star on Lifetime’s DROP DEAD DIVA in a role that executive producer Josh Berman states was written specifically for her. The character that Sigler plays is Tina Howard and is described by TVLine.com as “a hard-edged but sweet travel agent with a sense of adventure.” Berman further details that Tina is “tough, vulnerable, funny and clever.”

Unfortunately, Tina also has a fatal heart disease. The good news is that a heart is available to Tina for transplant; the bad news is that the heart belongs to her brother with whom she wants no connection. The brother also is scheduled for execution in 72 hours; and death-row inmates are not allowed to donate organs. Drop Dead Diva’s protagonist Jane (Brooke Elliott) works against time to fight this California law and to convince Tina to accept the heart, in order to save her life.

The episode featuring Sigler will be the season finale of Drop Dead Diva, airing September 18.

Now I’m torn between wanting and not wanting the season to end! But it will be good to see Sigler back on TV. What do you think?