Malibu Country is an American television sitcom created by David A. Stewart and David Harris and developed by Kevin Abbott about a woman who divorces her country music star-husband who has been cheating on her and as part of the settlement moves to a house in Malibu, California and attempts to restart her music career while also starting a new chapter in her family's lives.
The series aired in the USA on ABC from 2 November, 2012 to 22 March, 2013. There are 18 half-hour episodes in one season.
The series originally aired in South Africa on M-Net (simulcast in HD) from 19 April to 16 August, 2013, on Fridays at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series Showcase channel (also simulcast in HD). See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Malibu Country premiered on M-Net Series Showcase on Monday 16 September 2013, at 17h30. New episodes broadcast daily at the same time, on weekdays.
Reba McEntire returns to the small screen as a woman who leaves it all behind in order to make a new life.
When Reba's husband, a country music star, cheats on her, Reba moves her family from Nashville to Malibu. Her mama, Lillie Mae, comes along for their California adventure that starts quickly when they move in next door to Kim, a rich, buxom, blonde housewife.
Having given up her own singing career to raise her two kids, Reba's bent on starting where she left off in spite of the stonewalling from her music producer's assistant, Geoffrey.
Reba soon has trouble at home as her daughter June practices kissing with the boy next door who claims he's gay. Meanwhile, her son Cash deals with going from being a prince in Nashville to a pauper in Malibu.
Meanwhile, Lillie Mae discovers all the adventures she can have in California as a woman freed from expectations.
Reba stars as Reba MacKenzie, along with Lily Tomlin as Lillie Mae, Sara Rue as Kim, Jai Rodriguez as Geoffrey, Juliette Angelo as June and Justin Prentice as Cash.
Malibu Country is executive-produced by Nastaran Dibai (According to Jim, 3rd Rock from the Sun), Mindy Schultheis (Reba, Titus), Michael Hanel (Reba, Titus), Reba, Narvel Blackstock, Dave Stewart (founder of the duo Eurythmics along with Annie Lennox), who also created the series, and Pamela Oas Williams (The Amazing Spider-Man).
Malibu Country is from ABC Studios.
Season 1 (18 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 19 Apr 2013 | Finale: 16 Aug 2013 | Fri, 19h30
Channel: MS Showcase | Premiere: 16 Sep 2013 | Finale: 9 Oct 2013 | Weekdays, 17h30