Reba McEntire Reportedly Attached to New TV Series Based on “Fried Green Tomatoes”

Reba McEntire Reportedly Attached to New TV Series Based on “Fried Green Tomatoes”

Reba McEntire will star in a new NBC television series based on the 1987 novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, according to Variety. The book was the basis for the 1991 movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, which starred Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker and Cicely Tyson.

According to Variety, the hour-long drama project is described as a “modernization of the novel and movie that explores the lives of descendants from the original work.”

In addition to starring as Idgie Threadgoode, Reba will serve as an executive producer with Norman Lear.

Of course, Reba is no stranger to TV. She starred as Reba Nell Hart, the wisecracking character on her long-running sitcom, Reba. The sitcom aired 127 episode over six seasons from 2001 to 2007 on The WB and The CW.

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs