Wednesday, Oct. 10, ABC
CONNIE BRITTON. THAT’S all the reason you need to tune in to Nashville this October. Britton cemented her place as a fantastic actress in Friday Night Lights, and then compounded that in last year’s American Horror Story, proving she was more than capable of headlining a show regardless of subject matter. Nashville takes her somewhere completely different, here playing a fading country star who finds herself forced by her record label to tour with an immature, up-and-coming crossover singer (Hayden Panetierre). Featuring an original soundtrack of country music, the show runs in a similar vein to Glee and Smash, though thankfully with closer similarities to the latter than the former. Written by Callie Khouri, Academy Award-winning writer of Thelma and Louise, Nashville should make an interesting addition to ABC’s lineup, but, really, we’re in it just for more Britton. And you should be, too.