There may be another primetime soap from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids) making its way to ABC.
According to Deadline.com, Cherry is creating a new untitled series starring Reba McEntire in the lead role.
Described as a Southern Gothic soap opera, the show is set in motion after a horrible, suspected act of terrorism happens at a 4th of July parade in the small town of Oxblood, Kentucky. The FBI sends a cocky agent of Middle Eastern descent to investigate. He teams up with the mercurial local Sheriff (McEntire) to uncover secrets far darker than either could have ever imagined.
In addition to writing, Cherry will serve as showrunner on the ABC Studios series, which he executive produces with Sabrina Wind via their own Cherry-Wind Productions, McEntire, as well as Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel of Acme Productions. Shultheis and Hanel are long-time McEntire collaborators and served as executive producers on her previous TV series, the WB comedy Reba and ABC/ABC Studios comedy Malibu Country.
Per the deal, Cherry has received a script commitment plus penalty in a competitive situation. Previously, Desperate Housewives aired on ABC, while Devious Maids ended up on Lifetime.
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