Country superstar Reba McEntire has signed to star in a half-hour situation comedy for the WB network. The as-yet-unnamed show will feature McEntire as a Texas woman determined to build a life for her

Country superstar Reba McEntire has signed to star in a half-hour situation comedy for the WB network. The as-yet-unnamed show will feature McEntire as a Texas woman determined to build a life for her family, even after discovering her husband has a pregnant mistress and her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant and intends to keep the child. A premiere date has not yet been set.

McEntire will make her Broadway debut tomorrow (Jan. 26) in "Annie Get Your Gun," and remain with the production through the spring. She's taking over the lead role of Annie Oakley from Cheryl Ladd in the production at the Marquis Theatre in New York.

The entertainer has previously appeared in the feature films "One Night at McCool's" and "North," as well as the CBS telefilms "Buffalo Girls" and "Secret Of Giving."

In other news, McEntire will perform Monday (Jan. 29) at the Museum Of Television And Radio in New York, for a live broadcast on several U.S. radio stations. For a list of participating stations, visit the news section of McEntire's official Web site.

McEntire's last album, 1999's "So Good Together" (MCA Nashville), debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, and at No. 28 on The Billboard 200. The video for single "What Do You Say?" is nominated for a best short form music video Grammy, marking only the third time in 18 years that a country music video has been nominated in the category. She'll duke it out with rappers Busta Rhymes and Will Smith, and alternative rockers Foo Fighters and Papa Roach for the honor.

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print