ABC is looking to bring back the good old days of "TGIF" with a brand-new Friday night comedy block… and who better to lead that charge than Reba McEntire? The country-music superstar (who's known professionally as just "Reba") starred in the hit WB/CW sitcom "Reba" for five seasons, and is back this week with a new sitcom: "Malibu Country," starring Reba as a faithful wife and mom who packs up her kids and moves them from Nashville to L.A. after her country-star husband is caught cheating.
We chatted with Reba this week about her new comedy, why she loves performing in front of a live audience, how she got comedy legend Lily Tomlin to play her mother on the show, and what she thinks about ABC's new country-music soap "Nashville." (Hint: She's a fan.)
It's been five years now since "Reba" ended. What made you decide to get back into TV now?
I love television. I love the schedule. I love everything about it. Some days are longer than others, but it's fun. I mean, to get in there and get