Margaret Cho dishes 'Drop Dead Diva' season 3 spoilers - Watch
Margaret Cho stars on Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" as Teri Lee, the snarky assistant to lawyer Jane, the show's main character played by Brooke Elliott.
The comedian and actress talked to OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith on June 13 about the show's upcoming third season, which premieres on Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m.
The show is about a full-figured lawyer named Jane who is inhabited by the soul of the deceased ditzy model Deb. Jane/Deb works at a law firm with Deb's former fiancé Grayson Kent, who has no idea the love of his life works next to him every day.
During the finale of season two, Grayson asks Jane/Deb to be his best man at his upcoming wedding and she becomes upset by the news. As Grayson goes to chase after Jane, he gets hit by a car.
The season premiere of the show features a dance sequence choreographed by "So You Think You Can Dance" guest judge Tyce Diorio.
"Jane or Brooke (Elliot) is singing and we're just, we're all sort of just dancing around the hospital room because Grayson is in the hospital," Cho said. "So we're coming right back into it, into our cliff hanger. So it's very exciting."
"Tyce came and did such a fantastic job. He comes usually for the first episode of every season and choreographs this amazing number for all of us, and it's a blast," she added. "A couple people on the cast are really good dancers. Like Brooke Elliott is an amazing dancer and Kate Levering's (who plays Jane's nemesis Kim Kaswell) an amazing dancer, and so we all get together and learn it and it's so fun. It's always a great way to come back into the season."
Beyond the dance number, Cho says that season three has "a lot of romance, there's a lot of intrigue, there's a lot of intense cases. My character's getting sued by 'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger."
Speaking of guest stars, the show has a solid list of celebs lined up to make appearances this season.
"Lots of amazing guest stars like Kathy Griffin and Wanda Sykes and Lance Bass and Clay Aiken," Cho said. "It's just a really, really fun season, and I hope viewers will enjoy it."
"People love the show so they're really excited to be on it," Cho added. "We've been really lucky with our amazing guests stars, and we have people who are regulars who come on all the time like Paula Abdul and Rosie O'Donnell, so it's really, really wonderful, it's really fun to have everyone on."
Cho recently had a guest appearance herself on "30 Rock" as North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Il, where in one scene she starred opposite Tracy Morgan in a movie trailer parody. Morgan faced some negative press recently over anti-gay remarks he made during a recent tour stop at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The actress and comedian, who is openly bisexual and an advocate for LGBT rights, said about the Morgan situation, "Well I wasn't there and I didn't see it so I don't know. But for me when homophobic speech is used it really hurts me because I've been affected by homophobia, I've lost people that I love to homophobic violence and so it's such a hurtful thing for me personally, I just was so hurt by it.
"I know him, I love working with him, I love "30 Rock,'" Cho added, "Sometimes comedians say things for shock and sometimes people say things for when they're not thinking and I feel like that is what he was doing."Reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).