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NBC orders new comedy pilot starring Reba McEntire

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Fresh off her gig as coach on NBC’s The Voice, it was announced that Reba McEntire will star in an untitled comedy at the network.

The series will reunite McEntire with former ‘Reba’ showrunner Kevin Abbott, who will also serve as writer of the new project. In addition to his five-year run as the showrunner on Reba (which aired on the WB/CW), Abbott’s credits also include Last Man Standing, Roseanne, The Golden Girls. He also worked with McEntire on her former ABC half-hour series, Malibu Country.

The new series revolves around Reba, who inherits her father’s restaurant and is less than thrilled to discover she has a new business partner in the half-sister she never knew she had. The new comedy is NBC’s first pilot order of the 2024 season, which was impacted by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Many networks pushed new series that were developed for the 2023-24 season to the 2024-25 cycle.

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