June 14th, 2010
05:08 PM ET
We would call this art imitating life, but considering how real reality TV is, we’re going to go ahead and call it art imitating art: Former “Bachelor” Jake Pavelka will be playing a “bachelor-type” on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” this summer.
In the August 22 episode called "Good Grief," Pavelka will play Toby Davlin, a participant on a dating show called “Finding the One" whose producer is sued for “intentionally inflicting emotional harm” when Pavelka's character picks one bachelorette over another.
“When Jake came into the office to audition for the role, the whole production came to a stop," said "Diva's" executive producer Josh Berman. "Everyone wanted to talk with him. He was so gracious and charming. He was spot-on and won the role in the room.”
This isn’t the first time Pavelka has landed a role outside of reality TV; he played "Young Cordell Walker" on “Walker, Texas Ranger” back in 1999.
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