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Nashville Team on Connie's 'Journey' as a Singer, Hayden's Hussy and Reba/Swift Comparisons

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NASHVILLE - "Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette, Powers Boothe as Lamar, Charles Esten as Deacon, Eric Close as Teddy, Clare Bowen as Scarlett, Jonathan Jackson as Avery, Sam Palladio as Gunnar and Robert Wisdom as Coleman. "Nashville" was written by Callie Khouri who is an executive producer along with R.J. Cutler and Steve Buchanan. The pilot for "Nashville" was directed by R.J. Cutler. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Gaylord Entertainment. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN)
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ABC president Paul Lee says it’s “gutsy” for Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere to do their own singing as the leads of the new drama Nashville — a sentiment shared by at least one of the actresses.

Appearing at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday, Britton and Panettiere …READ MORE


Fall TV: ABC Picks Up Connie Britton's Nashville, Sarah Chalke's Parents Plus 6 Others

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Coming this fall on ABC: Connie Britton!

The Alphabet net has given the green light to eight new shows, including the Britton-fronted musical soap Nashville. Also receiving series orders are dramas Zero Hour and Red Widow, the Shawn Ryan submarine thriller Last Resort, supernatural spooker 666 Park Avenue, and comedies The Neighbors, Family Tools and Sarah Chalke-starrer How to Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life.  READ MORE


Scoop: Connie Britton Heads for Nashville With Lead in ABC Musical Drama Pilot

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Connie Britton has lined up her next TV gig — and it truly is something to sing about. READ MORE


Seen & Heard: Hot Golden Globes Scoop on Glee, Grey's, Chuck, Game of Thrones and More!

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In between snapping photos of my your favorite celebs at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, I trolled the red carpet, ballroom and after parties looking for — what else — spoilers on my your favorite shows! What follows are the scoopiest bits — and juiciest observations — from my Golden adventure, with ample assists from my fellow Globe-trotters Megan Masters and Vlada Gelman. READ MORE & GET SPOILED


The TV Characters We'll Miss the Most in 2012

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When you raise your champagne flute at midnight on Dec. 31, may we respectfully suggest that you don’t just do so to celebrate the arrival of the new year? Instead, how about you think of the gesture as a toast to the characters we’ve loved and lost, and who won’t be starting 2012 with us. Such favorites as… READ MORE & VIEW GALLERY


American Horror Story Season 2 Spoiler Alert: Find Out Who Will and Won't Be Back!

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With American Horror Story‘s first season resting in peace, Ryan Murphy is turning his attention to the serial thriller’s second act.

The show’s cocreator confirms that Season 2 will be “radically different” from Season 1. That means a new setting/locale and a (mostly) new cast. READ MORE


American Horror Story Spoiler Alert: Connie Britton Delivers Scoop on Her Big [Spoiler]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Episode 11: BIRTH (Airs December 14, 10:00 pm e/p). Pictured: Connie Britton. CR: Mike Ansell / FX

[Warning: If you have yet to watch Wednesday's episode of American Horror Story, head for the nearest exit. I repeat: If you've yet to watch Wednesday's episode of American Horror Story, head for the nearest exit. Everyone else, read on... ]

Wednesday’s penultimate freshman episode of FX’s American Horror Story delivered big thrills, haunting chills and …READ MORE


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Bones, Gossip Girl, HIMYM, Housewives, Vamp Diaries and More!

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I heard a rumor that someone on Glee is going to buy an engagement ring soon. Do you know who it is and when the question gets popped? —Carrie?
Ausiello: I think I do. Sources confirm that the first episode back in January is titled “The Proposal.” Those same sources also reveal that the episode is a big one for (drumroll, please) Will and Emma! READ MORE


American Horror Story: Rubber Man, the Ultra-
Scary Ultrasound and More Burning Questions!

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Connie Britton in the AMERICAN HORROR STORY episode MURDER HOUSE airing Wednesday, Oct 19 on FX. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FX

American Horror Story – which now holds the record as FX’s highest-rated series premiere ever and just earned a Season 2 pick-up –- is starting to answer some questions and spill some (albeit very creepy) exposition. During a conference call with reporters, Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott, who play Vivien and Ben Harmon, increasingly estranged marrieds who perhaps bought the worst fixer-upper in real estate history, shared insight on … READ MORE


In Review: Does FX's American Horror Story Have the Fright Stuff?

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: L-R: Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon, Dylan McDermott as Ben Harmon, Taissa Farmiga as Violet Harmon in AMERICAN HORROR STORY airing on FX. CR: Robert Zuckerman.

Is the American Horror Story Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are about to tell a page-turner or a stomach-churner? A bit of both? This much is certain: The new FX series, premiering tonight at 10/9c, is certainly one polarizing piece of fright fare. READ MORE