Casting actors and extras for new ABC series ‘Malibu Country’ starring Reba McEntire

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ABC Malibu Country Casting Auditions

ABC’s new sitcom “Malibu Country” will shoot in L.A. starting April 6, 2012.
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Golden Globe Award nominee Reba McEntire, who is is the best-selling female country artist of all time, is set to star in her second television series, ABC’s upcoming multi-camera half-hour sitcom “Malibu Country”. Casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are auditioning actors for series regular and recurring roles. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles, where the show’s extras will be cast.

“Malibu Country” centers on Reba Gallagher (Reba McEntire) who, after her country-star husband cheats on her, divorces him and moves her family from Nashville to a little house in Malibu. Tony Award winner Lilly Tomlin will play Shirley, Reba’s warm and funny medical-marijuana smoking mother who joins the family in their move. Sara Rue plays Kim, Reba’s upbeat new neighbor who is a share-too-much, hug-too-freely, trophy wife with a gay teenage son. Justin Prentice has been cast as Reba’s son Cash, and Juliette Angelo as her daughter Sarah.

In “Malibu Country,” Golden Globe nominee Reba McEntire is joining forces once again with some of the people she worked with on her show “Reba,” which ran successfully on the WB network from 2001 until 2007. Rejoining her team are Kevin Abbott as a writer and co-executive producer; “Reba” executive producers Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel of Acme Productions; Reba’s husband and manager Narvel Blackstock; Dave Stewart, formerly of the Eurythmics; and Pamela Oas Williams of Laura Ziskin Productions.

Three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee John Pasquin has signed on to direct the pilot episode of “Malibu Country”. Pasquin began directing Broadway theatre plays in the early 1980s, and has an extremely impressive television directing resume that includes over 35 series and telefilms, and has also directed several feature films. He is a Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude BFA graduate from Beloit College and a Theatre MFA from Carnegie Melon University.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

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Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Sheila Guthrie
Suzanne Goddard-Smythe
4024 Radford Avenue
Bldg 7
Suite 1902
Studio City, CA 91604

New York:

Janet Murphy
157 Columbus Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818)562-2755
Do not send photos to Central Casting.
You must register in person.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Acme Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 19
Room 221-B
Burbank, CA 91522

Laura Ziskin Productions
10202 W Washington Blvd.
Astaire Building
Suite 1310
Culver City, CA 90232

American Broadcasting Company
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Producers: Kevin Abbott, Reba McEntire, Michael Hanel, Mindy Schultheis, Pam Williams, Narvel Blackstock, Dave Stewart

Director:

John Pasquin

Starring:

Reba McEntire – Reba Gallagher
Lily Tomlin – Shirley Gallagher
Sara Rue – Kim Lassiter
Justin Prentice – Cash Howard
Juliette Angelo – Sarah Howard

Story:

After her country western music star husband Russell Howard cheats on her and burns through most of their money, Reba Gallagher (Reba McEntire) divorces him and moves with her little son Jack and teenage twins, son Cash (Justin Prentice) and daughter Sarah (Juliette Angelo), from Nashville to the only asset she has left — a little house in Malibu. Also moving with her is her medical-marijuana smoking mother Shirley (Lily Tomlin). In Malibu, Reba tries to restart her singing career – and her life, while her ex-husband still wants her back.

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