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Reba McEntire to Star in ABC Soap from Marc Cherry

Proposed Drama Set in the Small Town of Oxblood, Kentucky

Reba McEntire will be returning to ABC in an untitled new drama from “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry. The proposed series is described as a Southern Gothic soap opera that is set in motion after a suspected act of terrorism happens at a Fourth of July parade in the small town of Oxblood, Kentucky. The FBI sends a cocky agent of Middle Eastern descent to investigate. He teams with the mercurial local sheriff, played by McEntire, to uncover secrets far darker than either could have ever imagined.

McEntire last appeared on ABC in the 2012-13 season in sitcom “Malibu Country,” while “Desperate Housewives” was a fixture on the alphabet network from 2004 to 2012.

In addition to writing, Cherry will serve as showrunner on the ABC Studios series, which he will executive produce with Sabrina Wind via their own Cherry-Wind Productions,

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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