After announcing that they were going to be bringing back one of the biggest shows in reality television to ever hit the airwaves, ABC has reportedly rejected this new ‘Southern gothic soap opera’ for the upcoming season this fall.
Just last week, the network revealed that they had decided to revive American Idol as part of the new programming for the fall, and had announced the cancellation of other shows as part of the annual change-up.
According to multiple reports, Reba McEntire‘s newest television project, Red Blooded, will not be moving forward with ABC, but that doesn’t mean it won’t find a home somewhere else.
In an interview with the country superstar, she stated that it had been created by the man behind Desperate Housewives, Marc Cherry, and that they would be filming the pilot in March 2017, with more filming to follow if ABC liked what they saw.
Reba revealed that her character was named Sheriff Ruby Adair – a “dark” person with flaws and demons struggling to uncover the plot behind a suspected terrorist attack on Independence Day in her little Southern town.
— Sue (@sue_eberle) March 26, 2017
One of the reports, from Deadline, suggests that ABC Studios is shopping the show around to other network affiliates like CMT and Lifetime, but no official statement has been made by anyone involved, McEntire included.
Watch the AOL Build interview with Reba McEntire below where she talks excitedly about this new project.
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