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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
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Magneto

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

Patrick
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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… Read more »

Helen
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Helen

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

JK
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JK

TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL……

Anthony
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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
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sonniorsolita

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

su0000
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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
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Addison

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

k/kay
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k/kay

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

diane
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diane

Thank you!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Your welcome her expiration date long expured

k/kay
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k/kay

Expired!!!

Melody O'Connor
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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
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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
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Dylan

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

Toure Cannon
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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
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su0000

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

brian
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brian

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

su0000
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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
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mgb357

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

Rejmel
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Rejmel

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

jaybird369
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jaybird369

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

Harolds Bone
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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
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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
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Mark Y

Sounds like Twin Peaks and Fargo had a baby

Dylan
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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
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Mo

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

mgb357
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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
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Timmm

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

Bruce
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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
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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… Read more »

mfarris70
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mfarris70

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

JK
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JK

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

Days Of Our Lives

Sal Stowers On Final DAYS Airdate Shares: “What An Incredible Journey These Past Seven Years Have Been”; Lamon Archey Adds, “Days fans, THANK YOU! We made a SUPERCOUPLE & a SUPERFAMILY #ELANI”

That’s a wrap for both Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey and their on-screen alter egos, Lani and Eli Grant.  Today on the July 1st episode of Days of our Lives,  the couple exited Salem paving the way for the real-life departures of Sal and Lamon who are going on to pursue other TV and film roles.

On her final airdate, Sal tweeted: “What an incredible journey these past seven years have been. To all our #Elani crew and #Days fans thank you for loving and supporting us the way you did. We will miss you much, I will miss you. Xx”

Lamon Archey also added his own tweets, sharing: “#Days fans, THANK YOU! We made a #SUPERCOUPLE & a #SUPERFAMILY #ELANI”

In story, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) had a special farewell for Eli, and Abe (James Reynolds) adopted Lani so he could be her father again, in very touching moments on the air-show.

Still the departures of Sal and Lamon, who became quite the popular duo as #Elani, will be a very big blow for the long-running NBC soap opera.  But in soap operas, you never know when your favorite actors or characters might return.

So, sad to see Lamon and Sal as Eli and Lani exit Salem today? Comment below.

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Chapter Two Trailer Unveiled

On Tuesday, Peacock has released the first look trailer for the highly-anticipated, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two streaming series that will drop on July 11th.

In the upcoming five episode event through July 15th, look for the returns of fan favorites: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Peter Reckell (Bo), Eileen Davidson (Kristen), Christopher Sean (Paul) plus Steve Burton making a DAYS return in his first-ever soap role as Harris Michaels.

In story, an action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go “Beyond Salem!” as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Supercouple Steve and Kayla make a surprise visit to their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black travels to San Francisco to see his son, Paul. Meanwhile, new parents Ben and Ciara drop anchor in Montreal – where they are greeted by a much-missed Hope! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives.

The next chapter of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama – and it all connects back to a plot that long-time fans of Days of our Lives will surely remember.

The cast also includes: Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena EvansDrake Hogestyn as John Black, Stephen Nichols as Steve “Patch” Johnson, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady Johnson, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson, Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady,Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Loretta Devine as Angela, Vince Van Patten as Phil Hellworth, Tanner Stine as Joey Johnson, Abigail Klein as Stephanie Johnson, Colton Little as Andrew Donovan, Victoria Grace as Wendy Shin, and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin.

Watch the trailer below, then let us know if you are exciting to see the upcoming streaming series via the comment section.

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General Hospital

OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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