Carrie Underwood is back, y’all!
After tackling the role of Maria in NBC’s live production of The Sound of Music, the country superstar is making a triumphant return to our television screens in what is possibly the most bizarre television news of the year. According to Deadline, Carrie Underwood will executive produce a television show for FOX based on her own song, “Two Black Cadillacs.”
I repeat: A country song. Will be turned into a TV show. That will air on national television.
AND I CAN’T WAIT.
As a fan of both ridiculously delicious melodrama (hello, eight seasons of Desperate Housewives, 1.5 seasons of Nashville, and two episodes of Lone Star!) and of Carrie Underwood (hello, two live Carrie concerts!), this news fills me with giddy anticipation.
This six-hour limited “event series” comes from Warner Bros. Television and the ubiquitous producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The hit single centers on a Southern love triangle, wherein a wife and a mistress realize they’re involved with the same man and—what else?—conspire to murder him.
Yeah, they took turns laying a rose down
Threw a handful of dirt into the deep ground
He’s not the only one who had a secret to hide…
But why should we stop at “Two Black Cadillacs”? Why not turn more of Carrie’s oeuvre into television shows?
“Before He Cheats”: What happened before she took a Louisville Slugger to both headlights? A mother recounts to her son and daughter the events that led her to divorce their father. [Spoiler Alert: He dies at the end.] Jenny Slate starts in this fresh new sitcom.
“Cupid’s Got a Shotgun”: The Millionaire Matchmaker meets Duck Dynasty. A high-powered agency executive pairs wealthy hunters with the men and women of their dreams.
“Cowboy Casanova”: Welcome to the Dude Ranch, where a single woman must find her one true love among a herd of desperate and delusional beast mode cowboys. For these reality competitors, it ain’t their first times at the rodeo.
“Unapologize”: An LAPD agent has a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to detect out false and coerced confessions using only her sense of smell. Tatyana Ali headlines this potently pungent police procedural.
“Jesus, Take the Wheel”: A single mom joins Alcoholics Anonymous following a life-changing car crash and finds her restored faith in the unlikeliest of places: her sponsor named… Jesus. Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts and Soap Opera Digest Award nominee Eddie Cibrian star in this half-hour dramedy.