‘Nashville’ Alum Connie Britton Coming Back To TV

Friday Night Lights and Nashville star Connie Britton is making her way back to TV for procedural drama 9-1-1.

9-1-1 is an upcoming drama on FOX from American Horror Story creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and is joining Angela Bassett (another Murphy favorite) and Peter Krause (Six Feet Under) in the series. The new medical drama will dive into the high-pressure situations police, paramedics and firefighters experience daily as they try to balance saving other lives while trying to keep their own lives intact.

This is the third time Britton will find herself teaming up with Murphy: first in season one of American Horror Story and then she joined The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story as Faye Resnick, a good friend of Nicole Brown Simpson and Kris Jenner (played by Selma Blair) and familiar face throughout the trial of the century. Though it’s not clear what her role is, it is believed she will be playing a 911 operator.

The series has no set premiere date yet but is expected to debut sometime in 2018.

Britton, a four-time Emmy nominee, can next be seen in Showtime‘s new series SMILF, a comedy based on a short film from Frankie Shaw, who will be writing, directing, producing and starring in the semi-autobiographical series. SMILF follows a young, single mom trying to navigate life in South Boston with an extremely unconventional family. Through Bridgette (Shaw), SMILF takes a look at motherhood, co-parenting and female sexuality through an unfiltered lens. Britton will play Ally, Bridgette’s unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds herself in constant pursuit of bettering herself. Also starring is Rosie O’Donnell in her first series regular TV role.

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