On This Day In 2001: Reba McEntire Stars In Premiere Of TV Sitcom ‘Reba’
Where do we sign the petition to get a Reba reboot immediately? Of course, we love the show’s star: Reba McEntire. That aside, I think it’s safe to say it was one of the best sitcoms to ever air on television.
By now, you probably are already singing the infectious theme song, “I’m A Survivor.” So, let’s go back in time. Reba first aired on October 5, 2001, and had a six-season run, up until 2006.
Although Reba is a superstar no matter what she’s doing, the cast is what made the show so great, week after week. The chemistry the characters had on screen was something very special that even translated into real-life friendships.
Reba worked alongside castmates Christopher Rich “Brock Hart,” Melissa Peterman “Barbra Jean,” JoAnna Garcia Swisher “Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery,” Steve Howey “Van Montgomery,” Scarlett Pomers “Kyra Hart,” and Mitch Holleman “Jake Hart” for a total of 125 episodes.
The cast reunited this past spring while Reba was on tour at her show in Los Angeles, California at the Hollywood Bowl. Peterman posted a series of photos to her Instagram page, including a short clip of Swisher holding a very large Reba head while walking into the arena.
In 2002, Reba garnered McEntire a win for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series and later was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 2004.
Reba is the newest coach to join season 24 of The Voice and you can catch new episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC. She will also be releasing a new book, Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots on October 10 as well as a new album, Not That Fancy, on October 6.