Reba McEntire is making her return to television, with a new on-hour drama on ABC.
Earlier reports confirmed rumors that the country legend would star in a new show from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry. Originally described as a “Southern Gothic soap,” McEntire has shared new details concerning the show. Set in Oxblood, Ky., the show takes place following the events of a Fourth of July terrorist attack. The FBI sends “a cocky agent of Middle Eastern descent” to the area to work with the local sheriff, played by McEntire.
Reba says that while she doesn’t know too many details about the show, she did confirm her role and excitement. In an interview with Taste of Country, McEntire shared what additional knowledge of the show she had. “Hopefully we’ll be shooting in the fall or January of next year. Before we start doing preliminary work, we need to get the go-ahead.”
The new show isn’t McEntire’s first TV rodeo. Reba starred in the self-named WB series, Reba in 2001. Reba ran for six seasons, and earned McEntire a Golden Globe nomination. The “How Blue” singer also starred in the short-lived comedy series, Malibu Country. McEntire’s upcoming television project is yet to receive a title or premiere date.