Reba McEntire to Star in Marc Cherry Drama at ABC

“Desperate Housewives” creator to act as showrunner on potential nighttime soap opera

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Reba McEntire is returning to television as the star of a potential new Marc Cherry drama series at ABC.

The untitled drama project, which was picked up with a script-plus-penalty commitment, is described as a Southern Gothic soap opera, set in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on a small town. The action kicks off when an FBI investigator arrives and has to team up with the town’s local sheriff.

Sabrina Wind will oversee for Cherry-Wind Productions with Acme Productions’ Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel also on board as executive producers.

McEntire will also serve as executive producer…