Reba McEntire might soon have her own TV sitcom again. The 68-year-old, who starred in her Reba TV series for six seasons (from 2001 to 2007), is reportedly returning to the small screen for a new NBC comedy.
Per TVLine, the new show will reunite her with three of her former Reba executive producers, namely Kevin Abbott, Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis, for the new show. Described as a “multi-cam comedy,” the still-untitled series will feature McEntire as a woman who “inherits her father’s restaurant and is less than thrilled to discover that she has a new business partner in the half-sister she never knew she had.”
McEntire has been a regular on TV in recent years. She starred in Young Sheldon (alongside her longtime boyfriend, Rex Linn), and was part of the cast for the final Big Sky season. She also starred in the Lifetime movie, The Hammer, in 2023, opposite her Reba co-star, Melissa Peterman, and Linn.
The Oklahoma native had hoped for a Reba reboot, years after the show went off of the air.
“We’ve been really trying hard to do a reboot on the Reba show, ’cause I really want to work with the people that I got to work with during that six-and-a-half years,” McEntire said on The Bobby Bones Show. “It was fun, the cast, the crew, everybody we got to work with and play with, they were wonderful people, and we wanted to get back together, like a reunion, and have fun. So hopefully that will happen one day.”
Despite her best efforts, the reboot sadly stalled, at least for the time being.
“Unfortunately not. I thought we were getting really close, but nope,” McEntire later said on Good Morning America. “Not gonna be able to do it right now. We’ll keep seeing if we can get in there somewhere.”
McEntire is already a familiar face on NBC. She will return for her second season as a coach, on Season 25 of The Voice, which premieres on February 26.
“It is a different part of me coming out because it’s non-scripted,” McEntire told Everything Nash and other outlets during a recent virtual media event. “It is. You just go have fun, which I like to do that. And cutting up with Niall and Gwen and John, and jabbing them and doing that competitive thing, it is just hysterical. And they come up with some of the funniest skits for us to get to do.
“So it just brought out my personality that a lot of people haven’t seen,” she added. “If you see a concert, you’ll see a little bit of it. It’s just me being a me.”