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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 Deadline.com, 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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Magneto
Magneto

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

Patrick
Patrick

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

Helen
Helen

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

JK
JK

TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL……

Anthony
Anthony

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.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

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

su0000
su0000

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

Addison
Addison

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

k/kay
k/kay

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

diane
diane

Thank you!!

k/kay
k/kay

Your welcome her expiration date long expured

k/kay
k/kay

Expired!!!

Melody O'Connor
Melody O'Connor

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”.

nathi
nathi

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

Dylan
Dylan

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

Toure Cannon
Toure Cannon

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.

su0000
su0000

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

brian
brian

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

su0000
su0000

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..

mgb357
mgb357

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

Rejmel
Rejmel

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

jaybird369
jaybird369

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

Harolds Bone
Harolds Bone

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.

nathi
nathi

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.

Mark Y
Mark Y

Sounds like Twin Peaks and Fargo had a baby

Dylan
Dylan

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!!!

Mo
Mo

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

mgb357
mgb357

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??????

Timmm
Timmm

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

Bruce
Bruce

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

Toure Cannon
Toure Cannon

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!
None of us work for Disney ABC TV. And if I did. I’d be PUKING in DISGUST , WORKING FOR A COMPANY THAT DISRESPECTS ITS VIEWERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR THEM!
A**HOLES!

mfarris70
mfarris70

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

JK
JK

DID NOT WATCH DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES OR DEVIOUS MAIDS…..I WILL GIVE THIS ONE A TRY SINCE REBA IS A VERY TALENTED LADY….

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