Reba Gets A New Sitcom Pilot On NBC
Just one season after joining NBC’s The Voice, Reba will star in a new sitcom pilot for NBC. The pilot is the first order of the 2024 season for the network.
The comedy pilot, which has yet to be titled and no cast members have been announced except for Reba, will be with former Reba showrunner Kevin Abbott. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Abbott is set to write the script for the project.
The potential series will revolve around Reba’s character, who inherits her father’s restaurant. She is less than thrilled to discover she has a new business partner in the half-sister she never knew she had.
In this journalist’s opinion, the part of the half-sister should be played by former Reba TV sitcom co-star and good friend to McEntire, Melissa Peterman. The two have such chemistry and have worked together many times since meeting on the Reba sitcom in 2001. Reba told me in an interview, “With Melissa Peterman, everything is always fun.”
A few years ago, Reba told me how much she’s tried getting her Reba sitcom to get a new life. I asked what we as fans could do, and she said, “Call your congressman. I’ve been trying to get a reboot since we left. We have so many more stories to tell. I sure hope that happens.”
There is no word yet on whether the new sitcom will be a reboot of the Reba sitcom, which ran from 2001 to 2007. The 127 episodes originally aired on the CW network. That sitcom can currently be streamed on Hulu and the Hallmark Channel in re-runs.
Reba also has a sitcom that lasted only one season on ABC called Malibu Country with comedian Lily Tomlin.
Watching the new show come to life and seeing who gets cast to play opposite this country music icon will be exciting.