Nashville's Connie Britton Just Landed Her Next Big TV Show

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Actress Connie Britton has many fans of her work on the small screen, thanks to her work on critically-acclaimed series Nashville and Friday Night Lights. Unfortunately for those fans, Britton left her role on Nashville quite definitively behind earlier this year when her character died due to injuries sustained in a car crash. The good news is that Britton has officially landed a major role in a brand new TV show. Connie Britton is coming to Fox.

Connie Britton landed a significant part in the upcoming Fox drama 9-1-1, which hails from Ryan Murphy and Bran Falchuk of the American Horror Story franchise. Britton starred in the fantastic first season of American Horror Story, so 9-1-1 will mark a reunion with Murphy and Falchuk for her. She also appeared in the first season of Murphy's new American Crime Story franchise. No details are yet available about the character she'll be playing on this new series, but it will be "a lead role."

9-1-1 will explore the lives of police, firefighters, and paramedics as they run headfirst into high-pressure situations that only the bravest can handle. The cases are often shocking to the point of heart-stopping. The various folks who have taken on these jobs as emergency responders must find a way to balance their personal lives with working to rescue others who require 100% focus of their rescuers if they are to survive their various crises.

The cast is also comprised of Angela Bassett and Peter Krause, so we at least know that the show will be anchored by some heavy-hitters. The only downside of this Connie Britton casting news is that we still have a while to wait before the show hits the airwaves with her on board. Fox hasn't yet listed a premiere date other than that it will debut at some point in 2018.

That said, fans of Connie Britton won't have to wait until the new year to see her back on the small screen. She also landed a recurring role in the upcoming Showtime series by the name of SMILF, which will debut on Sunday, November 5 at 10 p.m. ET. SMILF will take Britton back to comedy, which should be fun after the heartbreaking death of her character on Nashville. On SMILF, Britton will play a woman named Ally who wants to be a more stable person but has issues with personal boundaries that are undoubtedly going to bring the laughs.

You can catch SMILF in November. For your other options moving forward, our fall TV premiere schedule can provide with all the dates you need. If streaming is more your style, we have a handy Netflix premiere schedule to help guide you to the latest and best of Netflix options. Be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news.

Laura Hurley
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