This one was a bubble show I would have liked that ABC kept, but, things don´t always go the way one wants, and besides, Community got renewed, so I´m good with any other announcement. So, ABC cancels Malibu Country and even though it was a good pairing to Last Man Standing, and the John Leguizamo project wasn´t greenlit, it got canned anyways in what could be somewhat a surprising outcome, but just because it was closer to 50/50 % and the rest of the cancelled shows from ABC were nail in the coffin type of situations.
On her way to becoming a country star herself, Reba put her career on hold to raise a family. Husband Bobby always emphasized family values in his music, but with the very public discovery of his numerous affairs, Reba decides to not stand by her man. Now, with a divorce pending, Reba packs up her sharp-tongued southern mother, Lillie Mae (Lily Tomlin, “Laugh-In,” “Damages,” “Desperate Housewives,” “West Wing,” “Nine to Five,” “Nashville”), and her two kids and U-Hauls it straight to sunny California to begin a new chapter in life. Leaving Nashville in the rear view mirror, they start over at their Malibu residence — the last remaining asset they have, and Bobby’s former secret love nest.
Once the most popular boy in his Nashville high school, Reba’s teenaged son, Cash, finds himself feeling positively average compared to the good looking, affluent Malibu boys — a fate worse than death! On the other hand, Reba’s teen daughter, June (Juliette Angelo, “New Year’s Eve”), never really fit in with her peers. In Malibu she blends in perfectly and finds a new best friend in Sage, an openly gay neighborhood boy who embraces his sexuality. Tough-as-nails mom Lillie Mae discovers the serenity of Southern California living and fully embraces her new laid-back, relaxed lifestyle. But Reba learns that relocating to Malibu is going to be quite a challenge to her traditional southern values. The West Coast seems like the polar opposite of Music City, and she feels like an outsider. Her gregarious and very liberal new neighbor and Sage’s stepmother, Kim (Sara Rue, “Less Than Perfect”), doesn’t have many friends and immediately attaches herself to Reba, enthusiastically offering to mentor her in becoming a little less country a bit more California cool.
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