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Exclusive: Reba Plays a Character with 'Demons' in New ABC Drama

Reba is returning to the small screen, but she’s not playing her bubbly, light-hearted self.

The country legend turned actress is teaming with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry for a new primetime ABC soap opera, and in Cody’s exclusive new interview, Reba exposes the first details about her role.

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“I’m a dark character,” she says of her character “Ruby Adair.” “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. 

“I play a sheriff in a small town in Kentucky... Something terrible happens in the town and I have to solve the mystery, and I have to get help from the outside, like an FBI agent,” Reba adds of the as-of-yet untitled show. “He’s from New York City—I’m from Middle America. How my town and myself deal with this outsider that’s helping us—it’s a great story.”

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No official word when the show is expected to premiere at ABC.

Hear Cody's full interview with Reba on CMT After MidNite, airing tonight on a station near you. Stream the replay on the iHeartRadio app or here.

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