Reba McEntire Comedy ‘Happy’s Place’ Earns NBC Series Order

NBC has given the green light to a series order for Reba McEntire‘s upcoming comedy Happy’s Place, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the series, McEntire portrays Bobbie, who inherits a restaurant after her father’s passing, but finds out that her new business partner in the venture is a half-sister she didn’t know she had (played by Belissa Escobedo). The show will join the network’s 2024-2025 season.

Other castmembers include McEntire’s former Reba series cohort Melissa Peterman, as well as Tokala Black Elk, Rex Linn, Cheryl Francis Harrington and Pablo Castelblanco. Kevin Abbott is the writer on the series and will produce with Michael Hanel, Mindy Schultheis, McEntire and Julie Abbott, with the new series reuniting much of the team that produced six seasons of the series Reba from 2001-2007. Schultheis and Hanel were also executive producers on McEntire’s 2012-2013 series Malibu Country, while Abbott also contributed to the series.

Recently, McEntire’s acting credits have also included roles on Young Sheldon, as well as portraying Sunny Barnes on season three of Big Sky, and her starring role in the Lifetime film Reba McEntire’s The Hammer. These are in addition to her role as a judge on the NBC singing competition The Voice.

In other McEntire news, the multi-faceted entertainer just released a new song, “I Can’t,” which she performed on The Voice. She will also serve as host for upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, returning to guide the ACM Awards show for a record 17th time. During her career, McEntire has amassed 16 ACM Awards wins, and has earned nine nominations for the ACM’s entertainer of the year accolade, including notching a win in the category in 1995.

McEntire recently told Billboard of hosting the ACMs, “It’s a lot of fun. No. 1, you get to promote your new music, and No. 2, you get to go have fun with all your friends and buddies you’ve gotten to know over the past 45-50 years in the business, and you get to meet new people. It’s the best place to get to meet the new artists.”

Hear McEntire’s “I Can’t” below:

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