Paula Abdul Will Drop In On Drop Dead Diva

Paula Abdul Will Drop In On Drop Dead Diva

07/01/2009 AT 12:00 AM EDT

Paula Abdul will show off her acting chops in a guest role on Lifetime's new original series Drop Dead Diva.

"I am very excited to guest star on Drop Dead Diva," Abdul says. "All of the are extremely talented and it's a charming, wonderfully written new show."

Broadway star Brooke Elliott plays the sassy lawyer lead in the dramedy about a shallow model who, after death, finds her soul inside the body of a smart plus-sized attorney named Jane.

In a September episode, Jane will see Abdul, in a bedazzled and belted judicial robe, in a dream that will help her gain the confidence she needs to continue her toughest legal fight yet.

Abdul joins a big roster of guest stars for the show, which premieres July 12, including Liza Minnelli, Nia Vardalos, Rosie O’Donnell, Tim Gunn, Sharon Lawrence, Elliott Gould, Delta Burke, Marla Sokoloff, Gregory Harrison, Kathy Najimy, Mark Moses, Chuck Woolery, Jorja Fox and Deidrich Bader. -- Cynthia WangTsuni/Gamma

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