Reba McEntire's television sitcom "Reba," has been green lighted for a full 22 episode season, its debut year. An executive for Warner Brothers television says McEntire's show is the company's first real "breakout" hit of the new season.
During the past two years McEntire has risen from the ranks of country singer to the status of cross-over star, doing TV and also starring as Annie Oakley for a time on Broadway in "Annie, Get Your Gun." Her Great White Way stint drew her much praise from some of New York's most critical reviewers. "Reba" airs Friday nights on the WB network.