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New ABC Primetime Soap In Development From Marc Cherry Starring Reba McEntire!

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There may be another primetime soap from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids) making its way to ABC.

According to, Cherry is creating a new untitled series starring Reba McEntire in the lead role.

Described as a Southern Gothic soap opera, the show is set in motion after a horrible, suspected act of terrorism happens at a 4th of July parade in the small town of Oxblood, Kentucky. The FBI sends a cocky agent of Middle Eastern descent to investigate. He teams up with the mercurial local Sheriff (McEntire) to uncover secrets far darker than either could have ever imagined.

In addition to writing, Cherry will serve as showrunner on the ABC Studios series, which he executive produces with Sabrina Wind via their own Cherry-Wind Productions, McEntire, as well as Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel of Acme Productions. Shultheis and Hanel are long-time McEntire collaborators and served as executive producers on her previous TV series, the WB comedy Reba and ABC/ABC Studios comedy Malibu Country.

Per the deal, Cherry has received a script commitment plus penalty in a competitive situation. Previously, Desperate Housewives aired on ABC, while Devious Maids ended up on Lifetime.

S0, what do you think of the concept of this new soap from Cherry featuring Reba? Comment below!

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I’ll need to know more before chiming in. He does good work though.

I know… right ?

she’s always bugged me… never thought her music was inspiring.. always sounded the same.

her voice sounds the same.. in all her music.. not much diversity or strength

IF any one hear listens to country… why didn’t Tanya Tucker usurp Reba ?

Reba “still” has her 15 minutes of fame… I’ll never know

she has done comedic roles… ( with laugh tracks )

it will always sting that the likes of Tanya Tucker was never awarded anywhere near Reba

so have at it Marc Cherry… you bombed on this one

her music is not any good
her comedic series always had a laugh track

and she’s aged.. and jaded… how humble and country she’s not

she is no longer a gay icon

Patrick Reba is a hard working lady. She is a legend, the lady can sing. Patrick you sound bitter my friend lol.


Reba is wonderful. As for her singing talent – just listen to her a cappella rendition of Sweet Dreams, performed live in concert. I’ve been to many Reba concerts over the years – what a show! Wish I could see the Vegas act; bet it’s magnificent. As for Tanya, I’ve always liked her and her tough-sounding vocals. Sometimes “things” just don’t fall the way each singer would like, some managers/agents don’t always deeply believe in their clients, and some careers just don’t always last forever.

Reba McEntire? Marc Cherry? Gothic elements? Soapy elements? I’m in!!! Sounds like it could be great.

I dunno about that one, nope..
I see the TV show ”This Is Us” as a great primetime soap..
((( and I really love that show )))

I concurr, Suooo.
I am sorry, Reba bores me to death.

No and no stick to singing please and even that has its challenges

Thank you!!

Your welcome her expiration date long expured


Since this “new” soap opera is slated to air on ABC, I will NOT be watching! I have only watched “General Hospital” since 2011 when ABC chose to cancel “All My Children” and “One Life To Live”.

Until both “AMC” and “OLTL” are returned to daytime programming on ABC, I will not watch anything except “GH”.

do u think that will ever happen though, least they can do is create new daytime soap opera that has characters from both shows.

Are we eight years old and stomping our feet too? Wow!

Who here is 8 stomping their feet?,NO ONE THAT I KNOW OF!
Not all dramas that are classified as PT Soaps are soaps , but there are ones that are primetime soaps. Networks just slap that label , to brainwash you to believe that lie.

ABC has the best primetime soaps!!!!
Not to watch those awesome soaps, well that is sad, indeed..

i am still waiting for abc’s christmas gift to us…. announcing the return of ONE LIFE TO LIVE !

IMO,, this is what you get..
The creator of this so call soap may well be in the category of ”reality”…
Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids)
Whatever, most likely it will not represent an actual soap opera..

what a christmas gift that would be.. Long live OLTL…

Bring back Devious Maids to at least wrap up the storyline.

OK…fine…whatever. B-u-t…I’m STILL MAD at those CHEESE-HEADS at ABC for canceling Malibu Country……….

ABC shouldn’t be allowed to ever air another soap, considering what they did to AMC, first ruining it so they could cancel it. I’ve been boycotting ABC so won’t be watching.

i’m not sure about this one hope i’m wrong, I have lost hope in Mark since he gave us that lukewarm show devious maids,i hope it leaves up to DHW legacy.

Sounds like Twin Peaks and Fargo had a baby

I love Reba! I loved Cherry’s Desperate Housewives. But I don’t know…this premise does absolutely nothing for me. When I first heard Reba…and Southern…I imagined her as the matriarch of a Southern family…maybe a Blanche Deveraux type….with lots of soapy involved and lots of comedy. I will watch for sure…but it hae better be good. Loved REBA…but MALIBU COUNTRY was awful!!!

Hmmmm…..I like Reba, but doubt I’ll be watching.

and wait.. didnt reba narrate a retrospective series about 20 years ago — a half hour a day, with the best of the abc soap moments..

maybe she could do this again and it would be a great way to build the momentum for this series

– are you listening at abc daytime??????

Not a fan of Reba. I do not dislike her but I need a better reason to tune in.

I’ll definitely watch. I would def rather AMC and or OLTL but that’s not going to happen so Reba I will watch.

That’s your opinion that ABC has awesome Primetime Soaps.
And saying that AMC AND OLTL will not return since The Rat Network cancelled them , is a horse of another color! ABC has FULL CONTROL rights of both soaps. You never know what they might do. They either bring back Love In The Afternoon , or they can further watch the failing network thats dropped down to a 2.3 low ass ratings to further extinction and I wouldn’t give a c***sucking s***!

ABC better wake up , or stay asleep in their ignorance , as idiots!

I’ll give anything starring Reba a try, but I hated ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘Devious Maids.’


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Jamie Martin Mann and Ashley Puzemis Join the Cast of Days of our Lives

Some SORASing is going down on Days of our Lives! Announced today, Jamie Martin Mann will now be portraying the teenage version of Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Theresa’s (Jen Lilley) son, Tate Black.

In addition, Ashley Puzemis joins the Peacock streaming soap opera as Holly, the now teenaged daughter of the late Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) and Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker).

According to Soap Opera Digest, both actors are set to make their debuts on the October 9th episode, as it looks like DAYS is beefing up its teen scene with some fresh faces for some teen angst.

Will Tate or Holly be a troublemaker causing drama for their parents?  Will they fall for each other? Stay tuned.

Puzemis had appeared in television roles including: BF For Hire and Danger Force.  As for Mann, he recently appeared in the Netflix series Country Comfort starring Katherine McPhee and Eddie Cibrian (ex-Sunset Beach and Y&R).

So, what do you think about teenaged Tate and Holly hitting the Salem canvas and Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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‘Ryan’s Hope’ Tribute Book Due Out; Featuring Words From Cast & Crew of Emmy-Winning ABC Soap Opera

Ryan’s Hope aired on ABC from 1975 to 1989, and along the way won multiple Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series and its stars. The story centered on Maeve (Helen Gallagher) and Johnny Ryan (Bernard Barrow) and their children, friends and extended family.

Now comes word that an oral history of the show will be on sale next month on October 24th.  This Ryan’s Hope Tribute book from author Tom Lisanti, will take the reader behind the scenes of the series in the words of the cast, crew and its co-creators and head writers, Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer.

One of Ryan’s Hope most beloved cast members, Ilene Kristen (ex-Delia) contributed the foreward to the new book.

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According to the official press release, “Written in interview format, it features first-hand accounts from the show’s stars including: Helen Gallagher, Malcolm Groome, Ron Hale, Ilene Kristen, Michael Levin, Ana Alicia, Roscoe Born, Catherine Hicks, Geoff Pierson, Andrew Robinson, and Gordon Thomson, along with writers, producers, production crew, and family members. They share their experiences and backstage anecdotes as well as their opinions about their storylines, cast members, producers, and directors—including how they were hired, why they left the show, and why they think Ryan’s Hope is so beloved and missed to this day.”

This tell-all also includes an overview of the soap’s history, storyline synopses, and what went on behind the scenes with ABC, plus never-before-seen photos and plot synopses. The legions of Ryan’s Hope soap opera fans will find this insider account as captivating as the beloved show itself.

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Ryan’s Hope: An Oral History of Daytime’s Groundbreaking Soap is from Kensington Books Publishing.

So, intrigued to read the oral history of Ryan’s Hope? Will you be getting your copy come October 24th? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Ryan Seacrest on the Key to Success for His ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Hosting Gig: “You Just Don’t Mess With It”

Over the weekend, Ryan Seacrest talked about becoming the new host of the legendary game show, Wheel of Fortune.  The current season is Pat Sajak’s last, so following that, Seacrest will step in to the spotlight for season 42.

When speaking to PEOPLE about how he plans on handling the hosting chores and what might he make different, Ryan shared, “You don’t mess with it, just don’t mess with it. Just get out of the way, say ‘Good evening’ and let’s play.”

As to his excitement for when the gig is finally his, Seacrest added, “I think I have so much adrenaline rushing through my body. Excitement is the word because it’s such a phenomenal show I’ve been a fan. I grew up watching the show. and I can’t wait to take over after the legendary Pat Sajak.”

Ryan’s new gig comes after he left Live with Kelly and Ryan back in April of this year.  He was with the syndicated morning talker for almost six years. Seacrest’s departure paved the way for Kelly’s husband and former All My Children co-star, Mark Consuelos to take over Ryan’s spot in the co-host seat.

However, Ryan has no regret on that decision, sharing, “It was a good time to go, and then fortunately a couple of weeks later, this other great opportunity came to fruition. I’m a kid in a candy store.”

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Seacrest also was ecstatic for the welcome news that saw Wheel of Fortune staple, Vanna White, sign a new contract to remain with the show.  Ryan shared: “Vanna has been such a staple on that show and in our living rooms for so many years. I have been very excited to work with her, but now that it’s official, I can say, ‘Congratulations Vanna! I can’t wait.'”

Looking forward to Ryan spinning the wheel on the popular syndicated game show next season? Will you miss Pat Sajak? Glad Vanna is joining Ryan and remaining with ‘Wheel’? Comment below.

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