Despite some self-started rumors about a return to the sitcom world, Reba McEntire is too busy right now to become Reba Hart. In a recent interview with Billboard, McEntire revealed that there’s no plans for a reboot of the Reba sitcom. At least not in the near future. McEntire’s schedule is full right now, between hosting the ACMs, playing Colonel Sanders and holding down Las Vegas residency dates with Brooks & Dunn. Her co-stars, including Christopher Rich and Melissa Peterman, have other obligations at the moment, as well.
If a spot on her dance card frees up in the near future, McEntire definitely wants to pursue a reboot.
“Hopefully in the next two years, we’ll be able to do something with it,” McEntire said to Billboard. “I would love to get back with them, whether it’s a TV movie or a reboot, whatever, just to get to work with those people would be a dream come true for me.”
Reba ran on the CW network from 2001-2007. Since then, it remained in syndication on multiple channels across the country. With series like Roseanne getting a second run, a return does not seem out of the question. Even if a network doesn’t pick up the project, streaming services constantly seek new, original material.