Reba McEntire fans can thank her son Brandon Blackstock and former Eurythmic Dave Stewart for coming up with the idea behind her new show Malibu Country. Reba told Newsday.com that Dave and Brandon met on a flight to Los Angeles and broke the ice with a conversation about sitcoms.
She explains, “Dave told Brandon that he had a sitcom idea. He told it to him, and Brandon said, ‘Why don’t you get Reba to do it?’ Dave said, ‘Oh, she’s already got a TV show.’ Brandon said. ‘No, that got canceled in 2006.’ And Dave said, ‘Well, email this idea to her!’ And I fell in love with it.”
Malibu Country premieres November 2nd on ABC.