Connie Britton Drama ‘Nashville,’ ‘Red Widow’ and ‘Red Van Man’ Picked up By ABC

Former "American Horror Story" star Connie Britton will co-star with Hayden Panettiere in soapy drama about the music business

Last Updated: May 11, 2012 @ 8:44 PM

"American Horror Story" star Connie Britton has a brand-new gig.

Britton's pilot "Nashville" has been picked up to series, along with the comedy "Red Van Man" and the drama "Red Widow."

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The one-hour drama "Nashville" is a family soap set against the backdrop of the Nasville music scene, It follows one star at her peak and another star on the rise. Britton stars as Rayna. Hayden Panettiere and Powers Boothe also star.

"Red Widow," formerly known as "Penoza," is a one-hour drama centers on the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband's role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family. Erin Moriarty ("One Life to Live") stars as Natalie. The pilot was written by Melissa Rosenerg, who also executive produces.

"Red Van Man," based on the British series "White Van Man," centers on a man who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father. Edi Gagethi and Danielle Nicolet star.


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