The queen of country is returning to television!
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that ABC has picked up the pilot for Reba McEntire‘s new sitcom, Malibu Country. McEntire will star in the comedy as a mom of three children who divorces her cheating husband and moves with her kids and mother from Nashville to Malibu. In her new town, she will try to revive her singing career and keep her family from being consumed by the glitz and glam of their surroundings.
The project reunites the country superstar with Kevin Abbott. Abbott was an executive producer of her hit and fan-beloved primetime series Reba, and has written the pilot for Malibu Country.
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McEntire will also serve as executive producer for the pilot along with husband/manager Narvel Blackstock, Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel, Pam Williams, and Dave Stewart.
There is no official word on when the pilot will air, but filming is tentatively scheduled for April.
McEntire shared the following on her WhoSay account this week:
Well, it’s a great week when you find out you’re NOT dead and everyone at ABC LOVES the pilot script, “Malibu Country” that Dave Stewart thought up, Brandon Blackstock brought to me and Kevin Abbott wrote!!! What a team!!! April is gonna be a fun month!!!! Woohoooo!!!!
If all goes well with the pilot, ABC is expected to order filming of additional episodes.
We look forward to having Reba back on our television screens!
Congratulations to Reba and team, and best of luck with your new project!