Reba To Star In New NBC Sitcom, ‘Happy’s Place’

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A huge win for not just Reba, but for all of us.

She announced on Instagram that her new show, Happy’s Place, has been given the green light by NBC and they’ve officially ordered the series.

Reba will executive produce alongside her former Reba executive producer’s Kevin Abbott, Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis. Julie Abbott will also executive produce. After rumors swirling for quite a while now, it’s exciting that the show has been picked up and is, in fact, happening.

According to Variety,

“Happy’s Place” follows Bobbie (Reba McEntire), who inherits her father’s restaurant and is less than thrilled to discover that she has a new business partner in the half-sister (Belissa Escobedo) she never knew she had.

The cast also includes Melissa Peterman, Pablo Castelblanco, Tokala Black Elk and Rex Linn. Universal Television is the studio.”

Of course, the original Reba sitcom aired from 2001 to 2007, running for six seasons in total. The show was set in Houston, Texas and featured Reba McEntire playing a version of herself (named Reba Nell Hart).

Reba’s character was a single mother (who worked too hard) who stayed busy raising her kids while also juggling a strange relationship with her neighbor Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman), who her ex-husband Brock (Christopher Rich) left Reba for.

Some of the original cast, including fan-favorite actress Melissa Peterman, will also return to be in Happy’s Place. Belissa Escobedo, Pablo Castelblanco, Tokala Black Elk and Reba’s real life boyfriend, Rex Linn, are also cast for the series.

And while you can often catch reruns of Reba on CMT and other networks, the full series is also on Netflix now, so you can catch up there if you want to catch up before this new series airs.

Happy’s Place is slated to air this fall.

And as far as I’m concerned, Reba remains a classic to this day and one of the best sitcoms ever made, and I can’t wait to see Reba back on my TV screen again:

The country star also debuted a new song called “I Can’t” The Voice last night, which is part of an upcoming album and was penned by Victoria Banks, Tania Hancheroff and Tia Sillers.

In addition, Reba will host the 59th annual ACM Awards next Thursday.

“I Can’t”

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