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Happy’s Place Trailer: Reba McEntire Reunites with Melissa Peterman



Happy's Place Trailer: Reba McEntire Reunites with Melissa Peterman

Reba McEntire And Melissa Peterman are (almost) back on our TV screens – and better than ever.

NBC has released the first trailer for their upcoming series, Happy’s placeon Wednesday, May 15, which reunites McEntire, 69, and Peterman, 52, after previously starring alongside each other on the hit sitcom Reba.

Created by Reba’s executive producer Kevin AbbottHappy’s Place follows Bobbie (McEntire) as she inherits her father’s restaurant and discovers a new business partner in the half-sister (Belissa Escobedo) that she didn’t know she had.

Peterman plays a bartender at the restaurant who is “a bit needy and dramatic” and would “love” to be Bobbie’s sister. McEntire’s friend, Rex Linn, also appears in the trailer as inn cook Emmett. The cast is completed by Tokala Black Elk and Pablo Castelblanco.

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Happy’s place reunites McEntire and Peterman more than 17 years later Reba ended its run on The CW. Reba, which aired from 2001 to 2007, followed “a single mother who worked too hard, who loved her children and never quit,” also known as Reba. After her husband Brock (Christopher Rijk) left her for his dental hygienist Barbra Jean (Peterman), Reba tried to make a fresh start while raising her three children – including her pregnant teenage daughter (Joanna Garcia Swisher) and her boyfriend (Steve Howey). Reba and Barbra Jean formed a bond over the seasons, eventually becoming one of our favorite TV friendships.

Reba McEntire Shares the Screen with Melissa Peterman – and Boyfriend Rex Linn – on 'Happy's Place'

Melissa Peterman as Gabby and Reba McEntire as Bobbie in ‘Happy’s Place.’ Casey Durkin/NBC

McEntire and Peterman previously reunited on CMTs Working classFree forms Baby daddy and Lifelong The hammer. Fans may also have noticed that McEntire and Peterman were both recurring cast members on CBS’ Young Sheldonn but never acted side by side. (Linn, 67, appeared on the Big Bang Theory spin-off too.)

Earlier this month, Peterman teased her on-screen reunion with McEntire. “You’re lucky if you get one chance to work with people you love and have it be so well received and live on,” she said. Entertainment tonight. “But I’ve had more than that and I mean, I feel like the luckiest.”

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Peterman continued: “It’s brand new characters, a brand new scenario and a lot of the same team. The dynamic will be that dynamic that we have, that natural one.”

Reba McEntire Shares the Screen with Melissa Peterman – and Boyfriend Rex Linn – on 'Happy's Place'

Dolly Parton, Melissa Peterman and Reba McEntire on ‘Reba.’ Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The actress became emotional while discussing her decades-long bond with McEntire.

“It’s like she’s coming home,” she added. “I think we have a lot of ‘Hollywood friends’ in this industry; friends with whom you only share the good things. I think I knew that when we started sharing real life things, that it was forever. I know she has my back whether we ever work together again. She is always on my side, and she knows I am on her side.”

Happy’s place airs on NBC Fridays at 8pm ET. No premiere date has been announced yet.