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Reba: A Last Minute Cancellation?

The cast of Reba, that may have been cancelledIt just goes to show, there’s no such thing as “a sure thing” in Hollywood. While shows like Gilmore Girls and Everwood have been nervously wondering if they were going to be renewed, the cast and crew of Reba McEntire’s Reba could just relax. After all, the show is the highest rated sitcom on the WB and besides, the show was renewed for two seasons last year. No worries, right?

Not so. When the UPN/WB merger was announced earlier this year, it’s said that CBS’ leader Les Moonves sent word that the new CW network would honor the rest of the two-year commitment. With that in mind, the Reba cast and crew wrapped their shooting according to schedule on March 14, 2006.

In a surprising move a few weeks later, CW executives reportedly told Fox (who produces the show) that they wanted to cancel the deal because the show doesn’t attract their “desired demographic.” Fox supposedly rejected the request and it’s likely that if the CW still wants out, it will come at a costly price.

The season finale of Reba (episode 112 and entitled “Reba’s Heart”) aired on May 5, 2006. It was originally shot as a cliffhanger but after word of the potential cancellation was released, the episode was re-edited.

Though Reba has not been officially cancelled, it would be surprising to see it on the CW Fall schedule. Still, it is the highest-rated sitcom on the WB and the similarly rated 7th Heaven was cancelled, aired a series finale, and has now been resurrected and renewed for Fall. So, as I said, there’s no such thing as a sure thing in Hollywood. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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william J Peck February 20, 2007 at 7:41 am

Reba is a awsome show I have watch it for a long time and enjoy it very much, done end it , today there isn’t alot of family show and Reba is one that stand out

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Terry February 19, 2007 at 4:43 pm

I can’t believe I am even doing this, but after watching what I think was the “finale” of the REBA show, I am saddened to think I won’t be watching this show again. I only started watching a year ago, but have been catching up on the re-runs! My husband (I got him watching too) and I really enjoyed this TV show, and looked forward to Sunday evenings of REBA. It is a good, well-written, hilarious, and family-oriented program. I’m sorry that it was not renewed for whatever reason because it deserves to be on the air.

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ILENE February 19, 2007 at 5:50 am

WHY DID YOU CANCEL REBA- ALL THE GOOD FAMILY SHOWS RE GETTING CANCELLED. I MISSED THE SERIES FIANLE THIS PAST SUNDAY 2/18/07. PLEASE PLAY IT AGAIN.

GLAD BROCK AND BARBARA-JEAN ARE GETTING DIVORCE-

BROK AND REBA BELONG TOGETHER- YOU CAN TELL THEY STILL OVE EACH OTHER

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mic-ael February 18, 2007 at 9:00 pm

please dont cancel reba please god please dont cancel reba i lov watching it with the family and it brings joy and smiles to the whole family. evry monday i look forward to seeing another reba on sunday and i just love watching it and im only 12 years old not only now did you take of 8 simple rules but now reba u have gone to far cw screw you bring back reba!!!!

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Erin February 18, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Just watched the series finale. Now I have a sick feeling in my stomach. No more Sunday laughs with my family… :(

Maybe another network will pick it up.

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Jan February 18, 2007 at 8:06 pm

Will a rerun of the final Reba be shown? My daughter missed it.

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Laura February 18, 2007 at 7:50 pm

I would like to see the Reba show stay on the air because it makes me laugh. I can be watching it all by myself and will laugh out loud. There are not many shows that are on the air that can do that. It is a great family show, and I love it. Please don’t cancel it!!!!

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Joyce Sams February 18, 2007 at 5:45 pm

To Whom it may concern, Why? That is terrible that you people have cancelled a great show. I was just telling four of my kids that watch it with we that they needed to put the show on bigger network and get rid of some of the stupid realty shows. I watch Reba with three boys and my daughter. My one son is 17 and laughs his butt off and that is what family entertainment is all about. My youngest son is 8 and he also thinks its a great show. We also watch the reruns on Lifetime. Sunday nights we always hurried home to catch the new episods I really believe family TV is going to crap house. Hopefully another network will pick up one of the greatest sitcoms on television. Deeply Sad Joyce

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Anonymous February 17, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Please bring Reba back…It’s the most hilarious show ever. I can watch an episode again and again and again and it still makes me laugh.

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Teresa Powell February 17, 2007 at 4:43 am

Please keep Reba! That is the ONLY show on TV that I consider Must See TV!

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Debbie February 16, 2007 at 8:23 am

Please, Please, Please
You cannot cancel this show. My daughter and I are huge Reba fans TV and country and she is the best. The whole cast is a perfect fit for there rolls and it’s the only sitcom the my daughter and I watch the has you in stitches every time.

Laughter is the best therapy ever.

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Dian Cooper February 13, 2007 at 10:05 pm

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not cancel Reba!!!!! I have bought season one and two DVD series and can not get enough of Reba!! My 19 year old son and I watch the entire seasons together and just love it! My sister and her 13 year old watch and love it!!! We make each new episode a special night with El Pollo Loco and REBA!!! My son hopes Brock and Barbara Jean DO get divorced and Brock and Reba get back together. Make Barbara Jean odd man out. I want to see Cheyanne and Van get their new house and all the fun that would bring. Dont cancel!!!!!

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Nikki February 13, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Don’t cancel Reba – it’s my favorite show and the only decent one on TV. It’s funny and a show the whole family can watch.

I hope another network picks it up.

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Billi Hans Mushrooms February 12, 2007 at 3:42 pm

omg please NEVER CANCEL REBA!!!!!! im not even 20 yrs. old and i love it….there are ppl at school who say it’s an Old Folk’s SHow…dont believe them!!!!!!! its a great family show and i hate every other show that is nothing but sex, sex, sex….its disgusting!!! dont cancel reba please please please!!!! I <3 IT!!!!!!!!

~B.H.M.

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DEE February 12, 2007 at 9:26 am

I LOVE THE REBA SHOW! IT’S LIKE “I LOVE LUCY” AND “MAMA’S FAMILY” ROLLED INTO ONE!!! I THINK IT IS SO FUNNY. THE COMIC TIMING IS RIGHT ON AND THE WRITERS MUST ALSO BE COMMENDED. IT’S CLEAN ENOUGH TO BE GOOD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT. IT’S LIKE “ANDY”,”LUCY”, CAROL BURNETTE, GOLDEN GIRLS, YOU CAN WATCH IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND STILL GET A GOOD LAUGH!!!!!

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