Country singer Reba McEntire had cut her acting teeth on Broadway ("Annie Get Your Gun") and in films ("Tremors") before she landed a self-titled sitcom, Reba, which spent six seasons between the WB and CW networks.
On the show, McEntire plays a divorcee whose ex-husband (Christopher Rich, ex-Another World, Murphy Brown), a dentist, left her for his hygenist. Reba has to keep the family together.
When reruns aired on cable's Lifetime, my mom would watch the show every night to catch up.
Following is a Thanksgiving themed episode from the 4th season:
Why Reba hasn't landed another series gig, I don't know. That KFC gig was a bust.