An Instagram post by Reba McEntire seems to tease that her eponymous sitcom might get a second life. McEntire posted a photo of herself with co-stars Christopher Rich and Melissa Peterman. The photo alone could just mean that McEntire met with old colleagues for a social function. However, the caption "Now all we need is the rest of the Reba cast," followed by the hastag "reboot," has fans' hopes up.
Reba aired on the CW network for six seasons between 2001 and 2007. The show offered a platform for McEntire's comedic chops. Better yet, it exposed theme song "I'm a Survivor" to a broader audience. Despite lacking ratings success, the show remains in multiple cable networks' syndication rotations.
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In a recent Q&A with Billboard, McEntire said she would be onboard for a Reba reboot.
At a time when everything from cult favorites like Twin Peaks to former prime time hits like Roseanne gets second runs, a Reba comeback wouldn't be out of the ordinary. Besides, McEntire's career is as relevant as it was in 2001. Streaming services seemingly need a constant flow of fresh original mini-series, so a return wouldn't necessitate a lengthy seventh season.
This speculation could be for naught. McEntire might just be having fun online with two famous friends on hand for something something that'd make for a better series title, Celebrity Fight Night.
This post was originally published in 2018.