Deadline Hollywood
Date: 2012-02-24
Author: Nellie Andreeva

Article Mentions
Author, Nellie Andreeva
Mentioned, Reba McEntire
Mentioned, Narvel Blackstock
Mentioned, Lily Tomlin
Mentioned, Dave Stewart
Mentioned, ABC
Mentioned, NBC
Mentioned, Reba
Mentioned, Showtime
EXCLUSIVE: In her first regular series gig since Murphy Brown, Lily Tomlin has been tapped for a lead role opposite Reba McEntire in ABCs half-hour pilot Malibu Country. The project, from Reba showrunner Kevin Abbott, centers on Reba Gallagher (McEntire) who, after her good ol boy rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, divorces him and moves her family from Nashville to the only asset she has left a little house in Malibu. There shell try to reignite her own singing career and keep herself and her three kids from being corrupted by the materialistic and rarefied Malibu world she now calls home. Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Tomlin will play Shirley, Rebas classically Southern, warm and funny (not always i...(read more)
... EXCLUSIVE: In her first regular series gig since Murphy Brown, Lily Tomlin has been tapped for a lead role opposite Reba McEntire ...
... in ABCs half-hour pilot Malibu Country. The project, from Reba showrunner Kevin Abbott, centers on Reba Gallagher (McEntire) who, after her good ol boy rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, divorces him and moves her ...
... Dave Stewart and Pam Williams. Tomlin has done two major broadcast series stints since Murphy Brown, recurring roles on ABC dramedy Desperate Housewives and NBC drama The West Wing. She most recently recurred on DirecTVs Damages and Lisa Kudrows on ...


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