Reba McEntire Reunites With Former “Reba” Co-Star Melissa Peterman For Lifetime Movie
One of our favorite tv duos is coming back! Reba McEntire and Melissa Peterman, who co-starred on the sitcom Reba, will be back on screen together for a made-for-television movie on Lifetime.
The Hammer, inspired by the life of traveling circuit judge Kim Wanker, will star Reba in the leading role of “an outspoken, firecracker lawyer who is appointed Judge of the 5th District of Nevada and is one of the few traveling judges left in America.” Peterman will play Kim’s sister, Kris…a brothel owner who becomes the prime suspect in the suspicious death of the judge that preceded Kim.
“Kim finds herself covering a circuit that stretches between Las Vegas and Reno — a rugged, often desolate area where anything and everything can happen. With gavel in hand, she lays down the law with a no-nonsense brand of justice, that quickly earns her the nickname ‘The Hammer,'” the logline reads.
McEntire’s real-life boyfriend Rex Linn (CSI: Miami) will also appear in the film as “a mysterious cowboy with unknown motives.”
A release date for the movie has yet to be announced.
The Hammer is Reba’s second appearance in a Lifetime movie. In 2021, the “Fancy” singer starred in Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune alongside “The Dukes of Hazard” star John Schneider.
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The film also marks the fourth time since Reba that McEntire and Peterman have worked on together. The actresses previously appeared on CMT’s Working Class, Freeform’s Baby Daddy and CBS’ Young Sheldon. The two remained close friends after starring together on Reba from 2001-2007, often sharing photos together on social media. Peterman was on-hand to help honor Reba at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. See her tribute below.