In the episode, McEntire plays the role of June, the ex-wife of Craig T. Nelson’s character Dale Ballard. The “fun and fiery” June becomes friends with Meemaw (played by Annie Potts), who is in a relationship with the local little league coach. Things get a little hairy when June lets Meemaw in on what kind of guy Dale really is.
Prior to the debut of the Valentine’s Day-themed episode, McEntire and the show’s stars are taking fans behind the scenes of the hit show in a just-released video clip. Check it out below.
The fantastic @Reba McEntire guest stars on this week's new #YoungSheldon as Meemaw's new boyfriend's ex-wife (got all that? 😉). Join her and the cast for a special behind-the-scenes preview of this week's Valentine's Day-themed episode, airing Thursday at 8/7c. pic.twitter.com/eMJCTwZuPU
— Young Sheldon (@YoungSheldon) February 12, 2020
Young Sheldon, which is the prequel to the award-winning comedy The Big Bang Theory, airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.
No stranger to sitcoms, McEntire previously starred in the WB comedy, Reba, which ran from 2001-2007. Her Reba co-star, Melissa Peterman, also stars in Young Sheldon, however, TVLine previously reported that the longtime friends will not “cross paths” during the episode.
The Oklahoma native also starred in Malibu Country on ABC and has appeared on shows such as Last Man Standing, Baby Daddy and The Neighbors.
This Spring, Reba McEntire will return to the road for a 2020 tour, which is set to kick off March 20 in Evansville, Indiana.