Reba Star Cheers Upcoming Reunion in NBC’s Happy’s Place: It ‘Feels Even Sweeter’ the Second Time Around

Melissa Peterman plans to “savor every moment” on the set of NBC’s Happy’s Place.

The network on Tuesday handed a series order to the multi-camera comedy that will reunite Peterman with Reba McEntire. The pair previously co-starred on the country music icon’s eponymous WB sitcom.

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“The first time I had no idea how life-changing and special the job was going to be,” TV’s erstwhile Barbra Jean says of her time on Reba. “Getting another chance to work with Reba feels even sweeter because I know how much fun we’re going to have and I am going to savor every moment!!!

“See you at Happy’s Place!!!” her Instagram caption continues. “I can’t wait to get to work with this amazing cast and crew!”

In Happy’s Place, “Bobbie (played by McEntire) inherits her father’s restaurant and is less than thrilled to discover that she has a new business partner in the half-sister she never knew she had,” according to the official logline. As previously reported, Belissa Escobedo (Hocus Pocus 2Blue Beetle) will play Isabella, Bobbie’s enthusiastic, twenty-something half-sister. A psychology student who loves to analyze people, “she is thrilled to start working at the tavern and is full of ‘great’’ ideas about how to bring it to life.”

Peterman, meanwhile, will play Gabby, a bartender at the restaurant. “She is a bit needy and dramatic and would have loved to be Bobbie’s sister,” per the official description. (Sounds a lot like Barbra Jean!)

She previously reunited with McEntire on CMT’s Working Class and Freeform’s Baby Daddy, as well as the Lifetime original movie The Hammer. Interestingly, while McEntire and Peterman both recur on CBS’ Young Sheldon, sometimes appearing in the same episode, their characters — June Ballard and Brenda Sparks — have never crossed paths.

Happy’s Place hails from creator Kevin Abbott, who previously served as an executive producer on Reba. A premiere date for the new show has not yet been announced.

'Reba' Reunion in 'Happy's Place' on NBC - Season 1 Cast, Release Date, Everything We Know
'Reba' Reunion in 'Happy's Place' on NBC - Season 1 Cast, Release Date, Everything We Know

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