What has Melissa Peterman been up to since Reba went off the air?
—Steve Kaan, Durham, N.C.
Peterman, 41, who played Barbra Jean on the TV series Reba, now plays a grandmother on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. The Minneapolis, Minn.-born actress has hosted several shows for CMT, including CMT Comedy Stage, Redneck Dreams and The Singing Bee, now in its fourth season, and has opened as a comedy act for Reba McIntire on tour. Of her new role on Baby Daddy, she says, “For a second it was hard to say ‘grandmother’ out loud. But then I thought it’s probably a good move, because if I said I was playing a supermodel, people would say, ‘Real-ly?’ But if I say, ‘I am playing a grandma,’ people say, ‘You’re too young.’”