Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has landed a project for ABC. This will mark her return to the network, along with the project’s lead star Reba McEntire.
ABC will mark the new project as their first drama pilot order for the season. The untitled project was written by the creator himself. The new drama will follow the story of Ruby Adair (Reba McEntire), a sheriff of a small town in Oxblood.
Adair will be challenged when a young FBI agent from Middle East was tasked to help her in a crime. The two then launched an alliance to find out the real story behind the crime in the Southern Gothic community. She and the FBI agent will find out “bizarre characters, each with a secret of their own.”
Desperate Housewives Creator Now Back in ABC
Meanwhile, Desperate Housewives creator is now looking forward to the ABC project, Deadline said. “I am thrilled to be coming back home to ABC,” he said. “What makes it all the sweeter is Reba McEntire is coming with me.”
ABC’s Untitled Project
Cherry has worked with ABC Studios as the creator of Desperate Housewives. He came back from Lifetime’s Devious Maids. As for Reba McEntire, she will return in ABC after her role in comedy Malibu Country, The Hollywood Reporter said in a report.
The creator wrote the script which McEntire and Sabrina Wind will also be executive producers. Also included in the executive producers are Acme Productions’ Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel.
The untitled project is also the second pilot order for the season following ABC’s political family comedy Libby & Malcolm. The latter will star Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance.
It can be recalled that last year, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey had this controversial statement about post-election. “We have a lot of (dramas) that feature very well-to-do, well-educated people, who are driving very nice cars and living in extremely nice places,” she said. “There is definitely still room for that… but in recent history we haven’t paid enough attention to some of the true realities of what life is like for everyday Americans in our dramas.”
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