'Reba' Takes on Tough Issues
Sep. 10, 2001
NEW YORK (AP) _ Reba McEntire's new TV show is a sitcom, but some of the subject matter _ including teen-age pregnancy and adultery _ is no joke.
``That's what appealed to me,'' the country music star said in the issue of Newsweek that's hitting newsstands on Monday. ``Country songs are about divorce, trauma, death. It's not all apple pie.''
The new show, called ``Reba,'' debuts on the WB network Friday. It's about a woman whose teen-age daughter gets pregnant, and whose husband gets his dental hygienist pregnant.
McEntire says, however, ``It's not really about two people getting pregnant. It's how the family deals with it. Do they fall apart? The message is: no matter how bad things seem, you can get through it.''