Jeffrey Nordling, Reba McEntire
You won't hear any talk about vittles and varmints and cee-ment ponds on Malibu Country — premiering Friday at 8:30/7:30c on ABC — but there's no denying Reba McEntire's new series owes much to The Beverly Hillbillies. This fish-out-of-water comedy stars the country-music icon as Reba Gallagher, a freshly divorced Nashville mom and former singer who moves cross-country with her two impressionable teens to live in her ex-hubby's Malibu love shack. Also in tow: Reba's anything-goes mom, Lillie Mae, played by legendary comedian Lily Tomlin.
Kaitlyn Dever, Tim Allen
I'm a sucker for tradition, and there are probably worse ideas than ABC reviving the "TGIF" concept of family-friendly sitcoms on Friday night. Depending on your generation, you may find yourself thinking nostalgically of watching The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family with the babysitter, or growing up with the Full House-Family Matters-Boy Meets World-Perfect Strangers brand of ABC comedy. Hold on to those memories, because unfortunately, there are few shows this season worse or more grating than tonight's Malibu Country (8:31/7:31c), where the beachfront corn grows awfully and annoyingly high.
Lily Tomlin and Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire admits there are some similarities between her new ABC show Malibu Country and her last sitcom Reba. But she thinks that works to the new show's advantage.
"Both are great... entertaining shows [that] the whole family can sit down and watch," the 57-year-old country superstar tells TVGuide.com.
Carol Burnett may be visiting ABC's Malibu Country. "We are creating a role for Carol that she has actively expressed interest in," reveals executive producer Kevin Abbott. Burnett would play mom to...
Where were you when the Modern Family talent deal finally went down? If you were a member of the Television Critics Association, or one of the creators of ABC's most popular and acclaimed comedy, you were at the network's Friday night post-press tour party. You could actually feel the tension go out of the room — a tension that had clouded much of ABC's TCA day, a major distraction for entertainment president Paul Lee, who tersely deflected questions about cast negotiations during his press session.
A half-hour comedy about a woman named Reba who splits from her longtime husband after she learns he's been cheating on her? Yes, Reba McEntire's new ABC series Malibu Country sounds a tad (read: a lot) like her old series, The CW's Reba.
But the show's executive producers, including Reba executive producer Kevin Abbott, insist this is not just a redo. "We don't just want to do...
Lily Tomlin will star in Reba McEntire's ABC comedy pilot Malibu Country.
The Complete Pilot Report: ABC's got Mandy Moore, Reba McEntire and Natalie Portman
From Reba's Kevin Abbott, the project will star McEntire as a broke divorcee who moves her family to Malibu where she attempts ...
Lisa Kudrow, Web Therapy
Showtime will check in for another season of Web Therapy, the network announced Monday.
Created and starring Lisa Kudrow, the series centers on Fiona Wallice (Kudrow), a self-professed therapist who treats patients for just three minutes via webcam. Among the guests planned for Season 2: Meryl Streep, Rosie O'Donnell, Conan O'Brien, Molly Shannon, Minnie Driver and Selma Blair. Lily Tomlin will return as Fiona's mother and Victor Garber is back as Fiona's husband.
Lisa Kudrow on her cable-TV comeback, Web Therapy
NCIS fans, your cries for more McGee stories have been heard.
The hit CBS procedural has cast four-time Emmy winner Lily Tomlin to play Penelope, the grandmother of Sean Murray's Agent Timothy McGee. She will appear early in the show's ninth season....
Escapism is USA Network's specialty, especially in the busy summer season, and rarely achieved more effortlessly than in the appealing Tuesday night combo of White Collar and Covert Affairs. Tonight's unusually ambitious Affairs episode (10/9c) is a great escape for several reasons. It takes us far away, to exotic Istanbul — filmed on location (not exactly an everyday occurrence on a basic-cable budget), and having just returned from that region a week ago, I assure you it's as fabulous as it looks here — and as an added bonus, we're in very good company, because the story focuses on the show's not-so-secret weapon, scene-stealer Christopher Gorham's affable blind CIA agent Auggie Anderson...