Friends and colleagues from Reba’s film career, including Steve Howey, Melissa Peterman, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Christopher Rich, and longstanding director Will Mackenzie, were all in attendance at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday to support their longtime colleague and friend.
Steve Howey, Melissa Peterman, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Christopher Rich, and Will Mackenzie (among others) were all spotted at Saturday night’s Reba McEntire concert at the Hollywood Bowl (exclusive). Peterman documented the celebratory event with photographs and film, documenting the presence of a life-size cardboard replica of the singer’s head as well as the laughter and joy shared by all.
Despite standing arm-in-arm with the “Fancy” vocalist for a photo in the dressing room, Howey told ET that McEntire turned down his proposal for a return to the stage. On the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards on Sunday night in Nashville, Howey said, “She shot me down.” What if I go up on stage and say, “Hey, Mrs. H! I’m looking for Cheyenne,” and she responds, “There’s not enough time! I have to change, there’s not enough time.”
Beginning on the WB in 2001, Reba moved to The CW in 2007 and ended there. Fans have been demanding a revival ever since, and the original ensemble has expressed willingness to return. Howey didn’t seem enthusiastic about getting Reba back on the radio on Sunday, despite their discussion of what might have to happen to make it happen. Perhaps, he thought, I don’t really know.
After all this time, do you really need to meet with Van? Howey stated that the show’s authors would need to create an interesting premise in order to entice Reba McEntire to participate in the project. Howey has previously discussed the prospect of reviving the iconic series, and he has stated that they would need to “tell a new story that would benefit for Reba. For her to take the time away from touring and her life, it would have to be a really good story.”
Last month, he told ET that he would jump if Reba ordered him to, and he would inquire how high. The 45-year-old thespian couldn’t stop gushing about McEntire on Sunday. He praised, “She is great. She is a saint!”They claim it will be very helpful to the nation.