We have great news, Jack Coleman fans! Jack Coleman has signed on to play Reba McEntire’s ex-husband in Marc Cherry’s new ABC pilot!
The untitled project stars McEntire as Ruby Adair, the sheriff of colorful small town Oxblood, KY, who finds her red state outlook challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent is sent to help her solve a horrific crime. Coleman will play Deke Adair, Ruby’s ruggedly handsome ex-husband who is now married to Ruby’s former best friend, Randa (Amanda Detmer). Deke is a good and decent man who feels badly for the pain he has caused Ruby, but is also honest about the anger he feels towards her. Also previously cast in the pilot are Ben Esler and Natalie Hall.
Marc Cherry’s statement from January:
I am thrilled to be coming back home to ABC. What makes it all the sweeter is Reba McEntire is coming with me. And we can’t wait to share with our fans this wonderful Southern Gothic soap opera we’ve been cooking up for them.
We will be posting more info as we get it, stay tuned!