The Sitcom Reba Debuted Fifteen Years Ago Today
It was fifteen years ago today, on Oct. 5, 2001, the sitcom Reba debuted on the WB network.
Reba, which starred Reba McEntire, Christopher Rich, Joanna Garcia and Melissa Peterman, centered around McEntire’s character, Reba Nell Hart, who lived across the street from her ex-husband and his new wife.
When the show hit the airwaves, it quickly became a favorite. The sitcom set a new all-time WB viewership record for any program in the Friday night slot and had a great run through six seasons before being cancelled in 2007.
Reba was nominated for several major awards and earned a People’s Choice Award in 2002 for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series.
McEntire returned to the small screen in 2012 for a new sitcom, Malibu Country, which aired on ABC. The show was canceled after only one season.