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MALIBU COUNTRY
Air Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time Slot: 8:31 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#117) "New Plans"
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REBA FINALLY GETS TO MEET MR. BATA FACE TO FACE, BUT IS SHOCKED WHEN, INSTEAD OF OFFERING TO REVIVE HER MUSIC CAREER, HE ASKS HER TO WRITE A COMMERCIAL JINGLE, ON ABC'S "MALIBU COUNTRY"

The Episode Features an Original Song Sung By Hudson Thames, Who Plays Sage

"New Plans" - Reba thinks her dream of reviving her music career is one step closer to becoming a reality when she finally meets Geoffrey's boss, Mr. Bata, in person. But when he informs her that the big break he's giving her is writing commercial jingles, Reba begins to worry that her chances of getting back into the music industry may be over. Meanwhile, Kim lets Reba know that she is concerned about Sage's future when he decides against applying to Stanford because he doesn't want to be away from girlfriend June and also wants to pursue a music career, on "Malibu Country," FRIDAY, MARCH 15 (8:31-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Malibu Country" stars Reba as Reba, Lily Tomlin as Lillie Mae, Sara Rue as Kim, Justin Prentice as Cash, Juliette Angelo as June and Jai Rodriguez as Geoffrey.

Guest starring are Hudson Thames as Sage, James Patrick Stuart as Mr. Bata, Walker Howard as Daniel and Jeff Rechner as spokesman.

"New Plans" was written by Nastaran Dibai and directed by Robbie Countryman.

"Malibu Country" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

For more information on "Malibu Country," visit ABC.com/MalibuCountry

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MALIBU COUNTRY (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/2/12 - 3/22/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (18 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/10/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, November 2012) ABC has picked up five additional episodes each of comedies "Last Man Standing" and "Malibu Country," it was announced today. These pick-ups join previously announced orders for new drama "Nashville," new comedy "The Neighbors," and returning drama "Scandal." "Last Man Standing" and "Malibu Country" air Friday nights at 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. ET, respectively, on the ABC Television Network.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jai Rodriquez as Geoffrey
· Juliette Angelo as June
· Justin Prentice as Cash
· Lily Tomlin as Lillie May
· Reba McEntire as Reba
· Sara Rue as Kim
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dave Stewart as EP
· John Pasquin as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Kevin Abbott as CRTR/EP
· Michael Hanel as EP
· Mindy Schultheis as EP
· Narvel Blackstock as EP
· Pam Williams as EP
· Reba McEntire as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios