Reba McEntire To Star In New ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ Show

Reba McEntire; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Reba McEntire; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Reba McEntire; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Reba McEntire is heading back to the small screen!

The iconic entertainer will star in a new NBC drama based on the beloved film and novel Fried Green Tomatoes, Variety reports.

Norman Lear, who executive produced the Fried Green Tomatoes movie, will produce the show, while Reba has also been confirmed to executive produce in addition to her starring role.

According to Variety, the hour-long drama will center around present-day Idgie Threadgoode (McEntire) who returns to Whistle Stop after 10 years away. After arriving, she has to deal with a changed down, her estranged daughter, a failing cafe and a “life-changing secret.”

The Fried Green Tomatoes novel was originally released in 1987 and the movie followed in 1991. The original film starred Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, and Cicely Tyson.

McEntire is no stranger to television. The Oklahoma native previously starred in six seasons of her sitcom Reba as well as ABC’s Malibu Country. Reba has also guest-starred on several shows, including Young Sheldon, Last Man Standing, and Frasier.

Reba is set to co-host the upcoming CMA Awards alongside Darius Rucker. The 54th Annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on ABC.

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