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Reba’s New Sitcom Picked Up by ABC

Reba McEntire photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

Fans were devastated when Reba’s sitcom, Reba, was canceled after six seasons in 2007, but it looks like the Country Music Hall of Famer is making her way back to network television. According to The Hollywood Reporter (via the Huffington Post), ABC has ordered Malibu Country, a sitcom pilot written by and starring Reba.

If the show is picked up for a full season, it will follow Reba as a woman who moves herself and her children away from her cheating husband and their Nashville home to Malibu, where she looks to revive her singing career. “They’ve shot a few episodes for the pilot that will air and test. If it goes well, the show will tape additional episodes for the season,” a spokesperson from Reba’s label told Country Aircheck.

Reba, manager (and husband) Narvel Blackstock, Kevin Abbott, Dave Stewart, and Pam Williams will serve as executive producers on the sitcom. An air date for the pilot episode has not yet been released. Reba’s next appearance on network TV is set for April 1, when she returns as co-host along with Blake Shelton  for the ACM Awards live on CBS at 8/7 CT.

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