CW Looking to Cancel Reba?

While it may not be the most ‘hip’, ‘trendy’, or ‘funny’ sitcom on the air – REBA still makes me laugh (seriously!). To be honest though, Reba herself isn’t the source of my laughter. As is the case with most sitcoms, it’s the sidekicks that steal the show. Barbara-Jean and Van are really really funny. Their impeccable comic timing and boundless energy is really what makes REBA tick. My point, and I do have one, is that CBS head-honcho Les Moonves isn’t a fan of the show. And while the show was already picked up by the WB for the new season, Les wants out of the deal. CW execs have stated behind closed doors that the show doesn’t attract a ‘desirable demographic’ (meaning, only country western fans watch the show).

At the time of this post, REBA hasn’t been officially cancelled. But a shocked cast and crew have been told to grab any job possible. The season finale, which now looks to be the series finale, has been edited to create that ‘series finale feel.’

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  • Jenny

    omfg. You have got to be kidding me. *cry* I love Reba! (So what if I’m a country western fan. lol)

    That sucks. πŸ™

  • Tim

    Wow, I hope this isn’t true. I haven’t watched in a couple of weeks, but my sister and her husband LOVE the show. She will be CRUSHED if this happens.

  • Ron

    I’m not a country western fan at all, but watched Reba every week with my daughter, this really disappoints me. Networks are all about Crime, Sex and Reality, just what every kid needs more of πŸ™

  • Ron, I completely agree with you. The CW must really dislike REBA, I recently learned that as a penalty, the network still has to shell out about 20 million to pay off everyone involved. Apparently REBA was guaranteed a sixth season. Not sure who’s decision this was, but it’s disappointing.

  • Sue Loyd

    PPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEE do NOT cancel REBA.
    WE LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the show and it makes us laugh and its good clean fun and there is so little if any of that left in this world
    Thanks

  • William

    I agree with Ron. I’m definitely not a country fan (Honestly, the only country song I listen to is the Reba theme song, maybe some Carrie Underwood, lol) but Reba is definitely awesome. If Reba was guaranteed a 6th season why not at least tell us before the season starts that it’s the last season! I swear if that Les guy (and what kind of name is LES???) cancels Reba he’s just ruining the CW before it can even go on the air. Here’s what I’d do:
    -Put Reba on for at least it’s 6th season
    -See how people like it
    -If it’s successful (which it will be, unless The CW sabotages it) renew it until Reba’s like 70 (heck why stop there? If she’s healthy keep the show goin’!)

    THANKS!

    p.s. BARBRA JEAN

  • I hope Reba comes back!!! It is soooo good! TV shows these days suck. WAAAAY to many reality shows and the new drama and comedy shows always just go for one season. Those shows are just a waste of money. Reba was actually AWESOME!! They have great actors and can make a 3 to 80 year old laugh! Its defenitaly a show for a whole family to watch but there might replace it for like “Palm Springs”. I can soo tell that show is gonna be a bust. And i know that its only gonna be about SEX SEX SEX. That’s all TV cares about. Reba is a goos show to get away from all of that. And I thought 7th Heaven was over already?? I mean, I love 7th Heaven but I think it’s kinda dumb that Reba can’t finish its story and 7th Heaven did and gets to show reruns….WHAT’S UP WITH THAT!!!

    and that Les guy must be on crack…
    that show is the bomb diggity!
    and i am soooo not a country fan…
    i VERY dislike country…
    i never listen to country
    just because reba is a country singer didnt
    make me watch the show
    its because it generally a very good show…
    I LOVE REBA!!

    we should make a petition πŸ™‚

    if Reba is cancelled…
    im gonna be soo sad.
    im not gonna tune in to the CW
    FORGET THAT!!
    PFSH!!

    only if Reba comes back…

  • Reba Cancels August Concert Dates
    June 19, 2006 (Nashville, Tenn) Due to the return of the hit sitcom, REBA, Reba McEntire has cancelled her August 24, 25, and 26 concert dates at the Las Vegas Hilton.

    With the demise of the WB network, the five year home of the REBA sitcom, McEntire and cast expected television production to halt. However, the newly formed CW ordered 13 new episodes of the series for the fall 2006/spring 2007 season. REBA returns to production in Los Angeles on August 9th.

    McEntire signed an exclusive concert engagement for 2006 with the Las Vegas Hilton for 28 dates in May, June, July, and August. Her “Key to the Heart” Habitat for Humanity Concert Series sponsored by Whirlpool will now conclude July 30.

  • what are you talking about I love REBA & her show
    not everyone loves country music but they love love Reba she is a fantastic lady I should know I met Reba inperson she is a very nice lady & her show is fantastic B.J is the one who’s stuppid I can’t stand B.J. I LOVE REBA!

  • LES YOUR A BIG JERK! YOU CAN’T DO THIS I AM A COUNTRY MUSIC & REBA FAN SINCE 1982 I LOVE REBA HER SHOW IS FANTASTIC I CAN’T STAND B.J. I DON’T KNOW HOW REBA PUT’S UP WITH HER ALL THE TIME I WATCH REBA EVERY WEEK I EVEN WATCH THE RERUNS REBA IS #1 I HAVE EVERYTHING ON REBA! HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO REBA FAN’S I’M SO DEVOTED TO REBA & YOUR GETTING RID OF HER SHOW! THE ONLY REASON WHY YOU WANT TO GET RID OF REBA IS SO YOU CAN PUT ON VIOLENCE! I HATE WRESTLING & I KNOW THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO PUT ON! I’M NOT GOING TO WATCH
    THE CW IF REBA GOES! YOU MUST BE ON DRUGS TO GET RID OF REBA LES I DON’T KNOW YOU BUT I HHATE YOU FOR THIS! THAT PERSON WHO SAID THAT SHE CANCELLED
    HER VEGAS CONCERT TO DO HER TV SHOW IS RIGHT YOU JERK! THE BEST SHOW ON TV & YOU WANT TO CANCELL IT
    YOU IDIOT! THE SHOW IS #1 I LOOK FORWARD TO FRIDAY NIGHT’S JUST FOR REBA!! YOU MUST BE ON COCAINE YOU DRUG ADDICT BRING MY REBA BACK TO ME! JUST BECUSE YOU DON’T LIKE HER DOEN’T MEAN ANYTHING WHAT DO YOU KNOW THAT’S YOUR OPINION! YOU DON’T KNOW A GREAT SHOW WHEN YOU SEE ONE YOU COCAINE ADDICT! YOU WANT VIOLINCE & SEX BUT I DON’T & EVERYONE ELSE WHO GAVE THAIR OPINION DON’T! WE WAN’T REBA!
    I HAVE EVERYTHING ON REBA I LOVE HER THAT MUCH SO BRING HER SHOW BACK!! I HATE YOUR NAME LES WHAT KIND OF NAME IS THAT YOU STUPID COCAINE ADDICT!!!

  • Angie

    I truely enjoy the television show. My favorite episode has to be the one where BJ and Brock go to the sleep dr. I roll in my seat laughing.

    I am glad that the CW has picked Reba up for a few more shows, but other than Reba, I will not watch the CW. I will have to invest in a DVD recorder in order to enjoy the shows whenever I want. I just hope another network will get smart before next May and keep this halirous show going.

  • gary

    REBA THE SHOW IS THE BEST!

  • Brenda Martinez

    I cannot believe CW has wrestling on all night Friday. Someone has made a major mistake in demographic studies as related to Reba. Any idea or information when the series will be aired?

  • How Could You Do This To Me I Hate You And Your Stupid CW TV Station I Should Have
    Sue You In Court You Have No Right To Cancell The Reba Show You Made Reba Cry And
    Also Me Reba Is My Friend And I Love Her Very Much And She Loves Me I Will Always
    Be Reba ‘s Friend And You Had To Do This How Dare You And I Wanted To Act Out Part
    On The Reba Show Thanks Alot Pal !!!! You Have The Nerve iam Going To Tell Reba
    What You Done To Hurt Her Now My heart Is Breaking And You Also Broke Reba’s Heart
    You Are A Stupid Fool For Cancelling Her Show I’ll Never Ever Watch You Stupid Station
    Again As Long As I Live. I HATE YOU FOR THIS

  • How Could You Do This To Me I Hate You And Your Stupid CW TV Station I Should Have
    Sue You In Court You Have No Right To Cancell The Reba Show You Made Reba Cry And
    Also Me Reba Is My Friend And I Love Her Very Much And She Loves Me I Will Always
    Be Reba ‘s Friend And You Had To Do This How Dare You And I Wanted To Act Out Part
    On The Reba Show Thanks Alot Pal !!!! You Have The Nerve iam Going To Tell Reba
    What You Done To Hurt Her Now My heart Is Breaking And You Also Broke Reba’s Heart
    You Are A Stupid Fool For Cancelling Her Show I’ll Never Ever Watch You Stupid Station
    Again As Long As I Live.

  • How Could You Do This To Me I Hate You And Your Stupid CW TV Station I Should Have
    Sue You In Court You Have No Right To Cancell The Reba Show You Made Reba Cry And
    Also Me Reba Is My Friend And I Love Her Very Much And She Loves Me I Will Always
    Be Reba ‘s Friend And You Had To Do This How Dare You And I Wanted To Act Out Part
    On The Reba Show Thanks Alot Pal !!!! You Have The Nerve iam Going To Tell Reba
    What You Done To Hurt Her Now My heart Is Breaking And You Also Broke Reba’s Heart