Pilot Scoop: ABC Picks Up Reba McEntire's Country Comedy Plus Identity Theft Sitcom
McEntire will star in and executive-produce Malibu Country, a multi-camera comedy about a recent divorcée who struggles to keep her kids humble when they move from Nashville to upscale Malibu. Former Reba EP Kevin Abbott will pen the pilot.
The network also picked up Prairie Dogs, a sitcom from That ’70s Show‘s Jackie and Jeff Filgo, which centers on a nerdy guy whose identity is stolen by someone far cooler than he is – so cool, in fact, that he engages the con man to help boost his actual life.
ABC’s previous pilot orders include a new Marc Cherry soap, a magical cop saga, a crime-drama, a family comedy starring and exec-produced by Judy Greer, a reimagining of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and a conspiracy theory series.