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Reba: Season 2: Episode 12 -- Reba decides to sell her engagement ring to get money for car repair, which angers Brock; Van decides that he has to buy Cheyenne a diamond ring.
Reba: Season 2: Episode 11 -- At Reba’s urging, the family members each videotape a private message for baby Elizabeth—but then everyone connives to discover what the others said.
Reba: Season 2: Episode 10 -- Reba feels sorry for herself when all the children make other plans for Christmas Eve, until a mysterious stranger reminds her about what’s really important.
Reba: Season 2: Episode 9 -- When Brock takes the children to Barbra Jean’s family reunion, Reba contemplates having sex with her new boyfriend.
Reba: Season 2: Episode 8 -- Reba reluctantly decides it is time to start dating and ponders whether to be her boring self or to lie; Reba’s dating brings out the worst in Kyra .

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
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5 October 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A Southern soccer mom with three kids sees her life come crashing down when she finds out that her dentist husband has impregnated his hygienist... See more »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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With real laughs and clever writing, "Reba" is an unlikely front-runner for the best family sitcom on TV today See more (70 total) »

Cast

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Reba McEntire ... Reba Hart / ... (125 episodes, 2001-2007)

JoAnna Garcia Swisher ... Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery (125 episodes, 2001-2007)

Steve Howey ... Van Montgomery (125 episodes, 2001-2007)

Christopher Rich ... Brock Hart / ... (122 episodes, 2001-2007)

Melissa Peterman ... Barbra Jean Booker Hart (114 episodes, 2001-2007)

Mitch Holleman ... Jake Hart (112 episodes, 2001-2007)

Scarlett Pomers ... Kyra Hart / ... (104 episodes, 2001-2007)
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Series Directed by
Will Mackenzie (63 episodes, 2002-2007)
Robbie Countryman (14 episodes, 2004-2007)
Gail Mancuso (7 episodes, 2001-2003)
Christopher Rich (6 episodes, 2003-2006)
Amanda Bearse (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jack Kenny (5 episodes, 2002-2005)
Leonard R. Garner Jr. (4 episodes, 2001-2003)
Ellen Gittelsohn (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Gary Shimokawa (3 episodes, 2001)
Katy Garretson (3 episodes, 2002)
Leslie Kolins Small (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Dana De Vally Piazza (2 episodes, 2002)
Keith Samples (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Marian Deaton (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Allison M. Gibson (119 episodes, 2001-2007)
Matt Berry (14 episodes, 2002-2007)
Patricia Carr (12 episodes, 2001-2004)
Lara Olsen (12 episodes, 2001-2004)
Pat Bullard (12 episodes, 2002-2007)
Chris Case (10 episodes, 2002-2004)
Chris Atwood (9 episodes, 2002-2007)
Kevin Abbott (9 episodes, 2002-2006)
Donald R. Beck (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Chris Alberghini (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mike Chessler (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gary H. Miller (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Robert Peacock (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Christopher Lehr (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
Christopher Case (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Eric Horsted (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ari Posner (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Eric Preven (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Steve Stajich (2 episodes, 2003)
David Schladweiler (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Series Produced by
Michael Hanel .... executive producer (75 episodes, 2001-2006)
Mindy Schultheis .... executive producer (75 episodes, 2001-2006)
Patricia Carr .... producer / supervising producer / ... (69 episodes, 2001-2006)
Lara Olsen .... producer / supervising producer / ... (69 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jason Shubb .... producer / line producer (69 episodes, 2001-2006)
Sabrina Wind .... co-producer (61 episodes, 2001-2004)
Matt Berry .... executive producer / co-executive producer (53 episodes, 2002-2006)
Pat Bullard .... co-executive producer / executive producer (52 episodes, 2002-2006)
Chris Case .... co-executive producer / executive producer (52 episodes, 2002-2006)
Reba McEntire .... co-executive producer / executive producer (52 episodes, 2002-2006)
Jeff Strauss .... consulting producer (45 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kevin Abbott .... executive producer (29 episodes, 2002-2006)
Ari Posner .... supervising producer / consulting producer (26 episodes, 2002-2003)
Eric Preven .... supervising producer / consulting producer (26 episodes, 2002-2003)
Allison M. Gibson .... executive producer (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bennett Crocker .... associate producer (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eric Horsted .... co-executive producer (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Scott Hartle .... associate producer (21 episodes, 2005-2006)
Chris Alberghini .... producer / consulting producer (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mike Chessler .... producer / consulting producer (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gary H. Miller .... consulting producer (14 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mike Larsen .... consulting producer (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Robert Peacock .... co-producer (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Miriam Trogdon .... consulting producer / supervising producer (8 episodes, 2002)
Donald R. Beck .... executive producer / co-executive producer (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Wolff (44 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tree Adams (35 episodes, 2005-2007)
Steve Dorff (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bryan Hays (68 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Andy Zall (124 episodes, 2001-2007)
 
Series Casting by
Greg Orson (123 episodes, 2001-2007)

Lesli Gelles-Raymond (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Colin D. Irwin (63 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sinead Clancy (56 episodes, 2002-2007)
Barbara Cassel (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Costume Design by
Michelle Moder (3 episodes, 2001-2002)

Terry Gordon (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Spinney (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Patricia Messina .... makeup artist / makeup department head (66 episodes, 2001-2004)
Elizabeth Cooper Smokler .... makeup department head (57 episodes, 2004-2007)
Anna Maria Orzano .... additional hair stylist (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Robert Ostermann .... additional makeup artist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 2002-2004)
Charlene Ostermann .... additional makeup artist (5 episodes, 2003)
Mary Guerrero .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2001)
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... additional hair stylist / hair stylist (3 episodes, 2002)

Arrick Anderson .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Krista Borrelli .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Barbara Fonte-Kunkel .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Brett Freedman .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Sandra Rubin-Munk .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... prosthetic makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
J.P. Shields .... production manager: Acme Productions (43 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robbie Countryman .... first assistant director (107 episodes, 2001-2007)
Phyllis Guarnaccia .... associate director (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Marian Deaton .... associate director (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Art Department
Gordon Germaine .... assistant property master (121 episodes, 2001-2007)
Alex Fuller .... set designer (66 episodes, 2003-2006)
Jim Falkenstein .... property master (64 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jody Bergman .... on-set dresser / set dresser / ... (59 episodes, 2003-2007)
Dan Tanger .... painter (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eric A. Eigenbrodt .... set dresser / swing gang (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Fredderick Jackson .... set painter (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
David R. Lake .... leadman (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tijana Agic-Gaudio .... set dresser (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michael O'Luasaigh .... propmaker (5 episodes, 2006)
Gary Buttner .... set dresser (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jim Marchese .... lead man / leadman (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jim Motyl .... set dresser (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michelle L. Wolcott .... set dresser (3 episodes, 2003-2004)

John S. Ogden .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer (80 episodes, 2002-2007)
Kerry Boggio .... production sound mixer (63 episodes, 2001-2004)
Nick Carbone .... utility sound (45 episodes, 2002-2004)
Rick Himot .... sound re-recording mixer (45 episodes, 2002-2004)
Todd Grace .... post-production sound (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jack Donato .... post-production sound (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Patrick Hubbard .... sound utility / production sound mixer / ... (7 episodes, 2002-2004)
Stu Rudolph .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2002-2004)
Buck Trippel .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tom Seller .... post-production sound (6 episodes, 2002)
Gilbert Castro .... sound recordist / utility sound technician / ... (5 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jenny Boggio .... utility sound technician / sound recordist / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2004)
Mark Tarizzo .... sound utility (2 episodes, 2002)
Kevin Muldoon .... production sound recordist / sound recordist (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Special Effects by
Dean W. Miller .... special effects coordinator (45 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Cecile Tecson .... digital compositor (66 episodes, 2003-2006)
Michael Carter .... visual effects artist (57 episodes, 2004-2007)

Adam Howard .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John O'Brien .... video controller / video (122 episodes, 2001-2007)
Randy Baer .... camera operator (121 episodes, 2001-2007)
Ron Record .... key grip / grip (67 episodes, 2001-2004)
Brian McKinnon .... gaffer (44 episodes, 2002-2004)
Vincent Contarino .... gaffer (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Joshua Record .... best boy grip (12 episodes, 2002-2004)
Paul Basta .... camera operator (11 episodes, 2001-2004)
Derek Lantz .... camera utilities / camera utility (10 episodes, 2002-2004)
Steven Castaneda .... dimmer operator (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jeff Roth .... camera utilities (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Frank Tobin .... best boy electric (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Dennis Turner .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2002-2004)
Victor Gonzalez .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Larry Gaudette .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Robin Strickland .... dimmer board operator (3 episodes, 2002)
Irv Waitsman .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mark Sanford .... video (2 episodes, 2001)
Steve Chandler .... best boy electric (2 episodes, 2002)

Tom Bookout .... grip (unknown episodes)
Steve Gilbert .... grip (unknown episodes)
Bob Myers .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Jason Kennedy .... casting assistant / casting associate (68 episodes, 2002-2005)
Lesli Gelles-Raymond .... casting associate (54 episodes, 2002-2004)
Ron Digman .... casting associate (45 episodes, 2002-2004)
Christinna Chauncey .... casting associate (9 episodes, 2002)

Dana Gergely .... casting assistant (unknown episodes, 2004)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erica Toriello .... costumer / wardrobe department (120 episodes, 2001-2007)
Daniela Kurrle .... tailor (117 episodes, 2001-2007)
Michelle Moder .... costume supervisor (65 episodes, 2001-2004)
Terry Gordon .... wardrobe department / costume supervisor / ... (17 episodes, 2001-2004)
Cheryl Spinney .... wardrobe department / set costumer (13 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bennett Crocker .... post-production coordinator (45 episodes, 2001-2003)
Robert S. Douglas .... on-line editor (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ryan Berdan .... post-production coordinator (13 episodes, 2006-2007)

Mark C. Bonn .... editor: main titles (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Diamond .... music editor / performer: vocalist (69 episodes, 2001-2005)
Brett Boyett .... music editor (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Janik .... music editor (13 episodes, 2006-2007)

Scott Clausen .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Bryan Landers .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Rich Ragsdale .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mike Paventi .... transportation coordinator (124 episodes, 2001-2007)
Mark Miceli .... transportation (7 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Other crew
Louis Nugen .... production accountant / production staff (122 episodes, 2001-2007)
Marian Deaton .... associate director (76 episodes, 2001-2007)
Robbie Countryman .... stage manager (66 episodes, 2001-2004)
Kari Hendler .... script supervisor (66 episodes, 2001-2004)
Mike Montesano .... production staff (66 episodes, 2001-2004)
Francine Goldberg .... production staff (65 episodes, 2001-2004)
Keith Heisler .... production staff (65 episodes, 2001-2004)
Chris Atwood .... script coordinator / story editor (64 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jennifer Rudolph .... production coordinator / production secretary / ... (62 episodes, 2001-2004)
Lyle Brummett .... production accountant (45 episodes, 2001-2003)
Theresa Conway-Lehr .... production coordinator (45 episodes, 2001-2003)
Clarence Pruitt .... production staff (45 episodes, 2002-2004)
David Schladweiler .... production staff (45 episodes, 2002-2004)
Dean Weichel .... stage manager (45 episodes, 2002-2004)
Bruce A. Ditman .... production staff (44 episodes, 2001-2003)
Matt Fusfeld .... production staff / production assistant (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Janet Grushow .... assistant production accountant / production staff (27 episodes, 2003-2004)
Heather Wordham .... production staff (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ted Zizik .... production staff (22 episodes, 2002-2003)
Hugh Cadden .... production staff / production assistant (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Didi Destefano .... stage manager (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Laura Gutin .... production staff (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bart Montgomery .... title designer: main titles / title designer (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jessica Scott .... production staff (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Anthony Contreras .... production staff (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kathleen Gallagher .... production staff (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Aimee Jones .... production staff (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Steve Stajich .... story editor (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Gillian Hinton .... production assistant (19 episodes, 2005-2006)
Adam Blutt .... assistant to executive producer (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Karen Brooks .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kristen Sommerhalter .... production staff (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jim Towns .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ruth Ann Crudup-Brown .... studio teacher (12 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jon Eric DeFabry .... craft service (10 episodes, 2002-2004)
John Tchernev .... production staff (7 episodes, 2002)
Pia Mehr .... studio teacher (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christopher Starr .... craft service (3 episodes, 2001-2002)

Ryan Berdan .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2004)
Tracey Raab .... publicist (unknown episodes, 2004)
Mark C. Bonn .... titles editor (unknown episodes)
Cory Calhoun .... assistant: M. Hanel and M. Schultheis (unknown episodes)
Greg Camilleri .... executive assistant to vice president of production (unknown episodes)
Ryan Mouritsen .... assistant to executive producer and writer / production assistant (unknown episodes)
Miriam Trogdon .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
 

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Reba was originally going to have the name "Sally" but Reba McEntire decided that because she had such a loyal fanbase from her singing career, naming the character Reba would help her fans connect to the show.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In Brock and Barbara Jean's house the framed sunflower picture on the wall behind the house is upside down.See more »
Quotes:
Cheyenne:You're leaving? Who's going to watch Elizabeth?
Reba:Oooh, that was close. I almost left her alone with her parents!
Van Montgomery:They all want grandchildren, but they never think of the consequences...
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What happened to everyone on the last episode? Or is it cancelled?
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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
With real laughs and clever writing, "Reba" is an unlikely front-runner for the best family sitcom on TV today, 19 August 2006
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from www.liquidcelluloid.blog.com

Network: WB/CW; Genre: Family Sitcom; Content Rating: TV-G/PG (some occasional language & adult content); Available: DVD, Syndicated on Lifetime; Perspective: Contemporary (1 – 4);

Seasons Reviewed: 5+ seasons

It sounds awful. A family sitcom on the WB pitched around country music star Reba McEntire. It took me a good 3 years of convincing to even give it a try and, low and beyond I was pleasantly surprised. "Reba" is genuinely funny.

McEntire plays Reba Hart, mother of 3 in the TV-neglected city of Houston, whose life is thrown into chaos when her husband Brock (Christopher Rich, "Murphy Brown") has an affair with Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) and the resulting divorce coincides with her oldest daughter, Cheyenne (Joanna Garcia, "Freaks and Geeks") becoming pregnant and her baby and new husband Van (Steve Howey) being forced to move in with mom.

When "Reba" begins we are pretty much thrown clear from all the angst and drama that the show's back-story involves. In true impossible sitcom fashion Brock and Barbra Jean have moved in next door to Reba and hilarity ensues. You might call "Reba" "Grace Under Fire Lite". It has shaved the bitterness and edge off of Brett Butler's gutsy spousal abuse sitcom and it is an even funnier and more pleasing show because of it.

Sidebar. TV does a lot to trivialize the impact of divorce, and though it might seem like that on the page, "Reba" doesn't do that. It is certainly "sitcom-ized", but the nuggets of truth behind all the one-liners feel authentic. Like the best family sitcoms, "Reba" uses silly typical sitcom premises only to peel them back and use them to delve into a deeper character issue underneath. Rarely have I seen a family sitcom handle children of divorce, male depression, teen pregnancy and a woman over 40 dating with such intelligence and insight. But the tone is still kept light and upbeat. No Very Special Episodes here.

The writing is surprisingly sharp and the bits are multi-layered and steeped in a respect for the characters. At the center of the series is the back-and-forth between Reba and Barbra Jean, which is basically a classic rivalry of Reba hurling insults and Barbra Jean not picking them up. Peterman, embodying the proverbial bull in a china shop, chews up the scenery big time in a very funny way. Barbra Jean is like no mistress/stepmother you've ever seen – obnoxious, ditsy and sweetly endearing. Also in the hamming up department is Howey, who is another graduate from the Jim Carrey/Ryan Reynolds School of Acting and, by God, this guy cracks me up. This is good work by all involved, also including deadpan funny deliveries from Rich and Scarlett Pomers (as Reba's neglected middle-child Kyra who gets all the best one-liners). But who knew that Reba McEntire was such a natural comic actress? Her delivery and comic timing is top-of-the-line for the genre.

"Reba" is a more complex and evolved family sitcom than it first might look. Seasons span entire story arcs: Kyra moves out, Brock's mid-life crisis, Van's football career, Brock and Barbra Jean break-up. I dig the way the show fleshes out the characters, even Brock isn't confined to "deadbeat husband" status, but walks the line that keeps us from completely liking them. The worst thing that could happen to Reba would be to have her and Barbra Jean truly become friends. Aside from the fact that it would ruin the show's dynamic, it would be insulting unrealistic. It comes close, but the show doesn't hold it for long. In the 5th season the show hits a stride, breaking out of its own domestic drama and having a little fun with real world issues like zero tolerance, sodas in school and Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston.

Judging it in the genre, if "8 Simple Rules" and "George Lopez" are 3-star shows, than "Reba" is much better. In fact, it is the best family sitcom on TV today. Insightful and genuinely funny without being at all crass. Hey, look at that, it can be done.

* * * ½ / 4

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