Reba McEntire to Star in Marc Cherry's Southern Gothic Soap for ABC

Reba McEntire ABC Soap Marc Cherry

Reba McEntire is headed back to ABC… and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is coming along with her.

The country superstar has signed on to headline a “Southern Gothic soap opera” created by Cherry for ABC, our sister site Deadline reports. The untitled project, which has already received a script commitment from the network, will star McEntire as a small-town Kentucky sheriff who teams up with a Middle Eastern FBI agent to investigate an act of terrorism during a local 4th of July parade. Cherry will serve as creator and showrunner.

McEntire starred in the ABC sitcom Malibu Country, which only lasted one season, following her six-season run on The WB’s Reba. Cherry turned Desperate Housewives into a huge hit for ABC, wrapping up in 2012. His Lifetime drama Devious Maids just ended a four-season run earlier this year, so this all seems like perfect timing — and a perfect pairing, don’t you think?

Are the words Reba McEntire, Marc Cherry, and “Southern Gothic soap opera” enough to get you onboard? Hit the comments and give us your take.   

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