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OTRC: Kim Kardashian dons prison orange jumpsuit on 'Drop Dead Diva' - See photos

Kim Kardashian appears in a promotional photo for her role on 'Drop Dead Diva' season 4, which airs on August 26, 2012. (Annette Brown / Lifetime)

Kim Kardashian continued her guest arc on Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva," this time with her character landing behind bars.

Kardashian's role on the Lifetime series was announced in January as a multiple episode arc. The 31-year-old plays a character named Nikki LePree, a juice bar worker / relationship guru.

When Kardashian's character last appeared on the drama series, she tricked Jane Bingum's best friend Stacy Barrett (April Bowlby) out of all of her savings and skipped town.

Thanks to LePree's criminal past, she has landed herself in jail, where Stacy had a chance to confront her before taking her to court. See photos from the episode.

The episode, which is the last before the fourth season finale, is entitled "Pick's & Pakes" and airs on Sunday, August 26, at 9 p.m. on Lifetime. The episode also includes guest stars Star Jones, who will portray a judge presiding over the case and Nancy Grace, who will play herself.

"Drop Dead Diva" is about a full-figured lawyer named Jane, played by Brooke Elliott, who is inhabited by the soul of the deceased ditzy model Deb. Jane/Deb works at a law firm with Deb's former fiance Grayson (played by Jackson Hurst), who has no idea the former love of his life works next to him every day.

"In discussing the role of Nikki with her, I'm blown away by her smarts, sense of humor and passion," series creator and executive producer Josh Berman told The Hollywood Reporter about casting Kardashian. "This series is all about reinvention and I'm so excited to see Kim 'reinvented' in the world of 'Drop Dead Diva.'"

In June, series regular Margaret Cho told OnTheRedCarpet.com that she was legitimately impressed with Kardashian's acting skills.

"What's great is, like Kim is such a great actress and you don't even think about how talented she is beyond what she does as a reality star and so it's great to see her in a different light," Cho told OnTheRedCarpet.com of Kardashian.

The reality star has played herself on television before in a February episode of "Last Man Standing," in a 2010 episode of "90210" and in a 2009 episode of "How I Met Your Mother."

In October, Kardashian was cast in the Tyler Perry film "The Marriage Counselor," in a supporting role as a fellow co-worker of the film's lead, a character named Judith, who will be played by former child actress Jurnee Smollett.

Kardashian meanwhile, has had roles in "Deep in the Valley" and "Disaster Movie." She also had a guest spot on "CSI: NY" in 2009.

Check out the preview for next Sunday's episode of "Drop Dead Diva" below.

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