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'Malibu Country' showrunner exiting

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Malibu Country

Reba McEntire is losing her showrunner: Writer-producer Nastaran Dibai is departing ABC’s freshman comedy Malibu Country.

Dibai took over showrunning duties on the sitcom after series creator Kevin Abbott stepped down in October.

The decision comes right on the heels of Revenge creator Mike Kelley announcing yesterday that he’s leaving the soapy drama. Like Revenge, Malibu Country isn’t renewed, yet is considered likely to return.

Malibu stars McEntire as a newly divorced country music singer who moves to the West Coast to restart her life.The sitcom has averaged 7 million viewers and a 1.7 rating on Friday nights this season.