Canceled. That’s the status of ‘s new sitcom ‘Malibu Country,’ which aired on Friday nights on ABC. The network has nixed the half-hour show after just one season on the air.
In the series, Reba played singer Reba MacKenzie who uprooted her family and transplanted it to Malibu after her country music star husband was caught cheating on her. In the show, she attempted to resurrect her own career, all the while raising two teenagers who were facing a different type of peer pressure due to living in Malibu.
In addition to starring on the show, Reba was also the executive producer alongside her husband, Narvel Blackstock.
‘Malibu Country’ was Reba’s return to scripted television, but it was not nearly as successful as her first show. ‘Reba’ ran from 2001 through 2007 on both the WB and the CW.
ABC had announced that ‘Malibu Country’ was the highest rated freshman comedy of the fall 2012 season at one point, averaging 8.7 million viewers an episode. But the network still declined to order a second season.