Reba has spilled the beans on the name of her new ABC drama.
In an exclusive interview with Cody, the country legend reveals the “Southern Gothic soap opera” will be entitled Red Blooded and the pilot has officially been shot!
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“[ABC] had two notes for us: ‘Expand upon this and expand upon that.’ It wasn’t ‘Take that out’ or ‘Fix [this].’ We’re thrilled to pieces.... Hopefully... ABC will say it’s a go, and we’ll start filming in middle of July,” Reba tells Cody.
The singer turned actress plays the role of “Ruby Adair,” a sheriff of a small town in Kentucky, who finds her views challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern decent is sent to help her solve a crime.
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“I’m a dark character,” Reba adds. “I’ve got a lot of flaws and demons, and I’m having a lot of problems in my personal life. My town is being disrupted and I’m having to deal with it all. I’m under a lot of stress.”
The series marks Reba’s first dramatic role and the latest since her sitcom Malibu Country was cancelled in 2013.
Cody Alan is the host and executive producer of CMT After MidNite, CMT Radio Live and CMT All Access. A respected veteran personality, producer and programmer in the broadcast industry, Cody's shows originate from Nashville and are broadcast on stations across America. Cody's shows feature the biggest names in country music and entertainment, and his wit, energy and charm shine with big star guests and live interaction with listeners. He brings fans unprecedented access to all things current in country music and entertainment in an environment that's genuine, unpredictable and fun. Dierks Bentley says, "Cody's show always feels fresh and current. Cody cares about country music's past and future, and has always worked to make his shows exciting, interesting and personal."
Named the Academy of Country Music's "National On-Air Personality" in 2013 and 2010, Cody also hosts CMT's weekly Hot 20 Countdown and #1 Music and a Movie, in addition to co-hosting CMT's annual red carpet special live from the CMT Music Awards.
After gigs in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Cody made it to the major leagues at age 23 when he landed in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He's been honored at the Grand Ole Opry, featured in USA Today, GQ Magazine, People Country and Country Weekly; and has been seen on E! News, as well as HLN. Cody has been named Radio and Records Music Director of the Year five times, while Billboard magazine and the Radio Music Awards honored him with the annual title as well.
When not on radio or TV, Cody loves working out, running, watching reality shows, superhero movies, listening to all kinds of music, relaxing in the mountains, eating Mexican food and spending time with family and friends.