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.