Comedy is put on the back burner for Reba McEntire’s dramatic new TV role Getty Images
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It’s been a few years since we’ve enjoyed seeing Reba on our televisions on a weekly basis. Her run on the popular ABC sitcom “Malibu Country” ended in 2013, and prior to that, her hilarious hit TV series, “Reba,” ran for six seasons from 2001 to 2007. Of course, we all enjoy reruns of “Reba,” but don’t you really just want some fresh ginger?

Well, you’re getting it.

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According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” Reba has signed on to star in and executive produce a new episodic dramatic series for ABC. “Desperate Housewives” creator, Marc Cherry, is the creative genius behind the developing script of the show that is described as a Southern Gothic soap opera — quite a far cry from “Reba.”

The story begins as an act of terrorism happens during a Fourth of July parade in fictitious Oxblood, Kentucky. The description of the show continues by saying that an FBI agent is sent to work with the local sheriff and that darker secrets are uncovered.

Not exactly “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” but kind of!

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Reba’s exact role has not yet been revealed, nor have additional actors in the cast, but with pilot season coming up, we expect to hear that soon and, of course, we’ll pass it on to you. Right now let’s just focus on the fact that Reba is coming back to television.


Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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