The Emmy-nominated sitcom ran for six seasons on from 2001 to 2007.
It's been 15 years since Reba McEntire's beloved sitcom came to an end. The Emmy-nominated series Reba ran for six seasons on The WB and The CW from 2001 to 2007, reports PEOPLE. But the 67-year-old wants to play Reba Nell Hart (née McKinney) again! It seems the country icon is hard at work trying to put together a reboot of the show, she said on The Bobby Bones Show on Friday.
Reba McEntire reveals she has been working on making a reboot happen for her 2000s sitcom ‘Reba.’ pic.twitter.com/1KPuFNYVI2— Pop Base (@PopBase) July 18, 2022
"We've really been trying hard to do a reboot of the Reba show," the country icon told the iHeartRadio host. "I really want to work with the people that I got to work with during that six and a half years. It was fun, the cast the crew everybody we got to work with and play with. They were wonderful people. We wanted to get back together like a reunion and have fun, so hopefully that will happen one day.”
The show's cast included Christopher Rich as Reba's ex-husband Brock Enroll Hart and Melissa Peterman as his new girlfriend-turned-wife Barbra Jean Hart (née Booker). JoAnna Garcia Swisher who played Reba's oldest daughter Cheyenne Montgomery (née Hart) is also keen on a reboot. Speaking in an interview on The Art of Kindness podcast, she said she'd "love to do [a reboot]!" Speaking of McEntire, she described her as someone "so powerful because she walks the walk. I get so excited when people ask me how she is. I'll happily go on glowingly about this woman. She's so strong even in uncertain moments, and she's super grateful and gracious and kind," Swisher, 42. "I really wouldn't take her in a dogfight. Don't underestimate her. She's so strong. But I think she would win that dogfight not by beating the crap out of you. She would [with], you know, love. She's just a really special human."
McEntire is currently co-starring with boyfriend Rex Linn and Reba castmate Melissa Peterson in Lifetime’s upcoming movie The Hammer. Reba and Peterson will portray sisters who find themselves caught up in a death investigation. Inspired by the true story of Judge Kim Wheeler played by McEntire, her real-life partner Rex Linn will play "a mysterious cowboy with unknown motives." Deadline reports that the logline states the film follows Kim Wheeler (played by McEntire, who also executive produces), an outspoken, firecracker lawyer who is appointed Judge of the 5th District of Nevada and is one of the few traveling judges left in America. After the reigning judge dies under suspicious circumstances, Kim finds herself covering a circuit that stretches between Las Vegas and Reno — a rugged, often desolate area where anything and everything can happen. With gavel in hand, she lays down the law with a no-nonsense brand of justice, that quickly earns her the nickname “The Hammer.” As the investigation of the former judge’s death heats up, Kim’s sister Kris (Peterman), who runs the local brothel, suddenly becomes the prime suspect, and Kim must work even harder to make certain the appropriate justice is served."
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