• Wed, Jan 10 2007

Kelly Clarkson Grabs Role on Reba McEntire’s CW Sitcom

The original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, has landed at least a one-episode TV gig on Reba McEntire’s CW sitcom.

In the episode titled “As We Forgive Those…,” Clarkson plays the role of Kelly, a local television station intern. Barbara Jean, played by Melissa Peterson, is married to McEntire’s ex-husband Brock (Christopher Rich) and also works as a weather girl at the TV station. Right from Kelly’s arrival, Barbara Jean thinks the new intern was brought in by management to be her successor. Barbara Jean then convinces a reluctant Reba to coax the truth out of Kelly about her intentions at the station.

There are other Idol appearances in the show too. All three judges make a cameo, but not the way you’d think.

In the episode’s final scene, Brock, Cheyenne and Van perform a spoof of Idol judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul.

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