Lifetime's Diva Drops Josh Stamberg -- But What Will Happen With Parker and Kim's Kid?

Drop Dead Diva Josh Stamberg LeavingThe diva has lost her boss.

Drop Dead Diva regular Josh Stamberg, who plays law-firm partner Jay Parker, won’t be returning to the Lifetime series, The Wrap reports.

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The actor’s exit is the result of budget cuts that came with the surprise fifth season renewal; other belt-tightening measures include reducing production to seven days per episode and doing less on-location filming.

However, creator Josh Berman tells the site, “Viewers will never notice the change in our budget, and the show has never looked better.”

Despite Parker’s absence, his co-worker and former girlfriend Kim Kaswell will be carrying his child in the new season, debuting June 23 at 9/8c.

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