Bravo's Dirty John trailer turns a podcast sensation into just another Lifetime movie

The L.A. Times’ Dirty John was a minor podcasting sensation last year, one of the most easily consumed of the wave of glossy, tightly edited true crime podcasts that the first season of Serial inadvertently left in its wake. Centered on an affluent Newport Beach interior decorator with borderline-apocalyptic taste in…

Yep, that's Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott standing in their old Murder House

American Horror Story is a series already burdened by excess, so it’s a bit exhausting to hear that the upcoming Apocalypse will fold in characters and plotlines from both Murder House and Coven, not to mention task Sarah Paulson with reprising her roles from both of those seasons in addition to playing an entirely…

Connie Britton's on the line in the World Series trailer for Ryan Murphy's 9-1-1

Ryan Murphy’s latest TV project, 9-1-1 has been kicking around for a while now, steadily picking up a pretty hefty cast of TV talent—Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause—to tell its stories of harried first responders and the beatific, Mrs. Coach-esque voice directing them on their calls. World Series…

Connie Britton to play an overbearing boss on Showtime’s SMILF

Having sorted out what the “S” in SMILF stands for, we’re now trying to grasp Connie Britton’s involvement in the Showtime comedy. The press release describes Britton’s—late of Nashville, but who will always be Tami Taylor to us—role in the series as your garden variety overbearing boss, who makes frequent inordinate…

David O. Russell’s Prada promo film is a star-studded nightmare

How’d we miss this? Last week, the Italian luxury fashion brand Prada released Past Forward, a nightmarish black-and-white short film directed by David O. Russell that features (among other things) a mouthless Sacha Baron Cohen, a bleached blond Allison Williams, futuristic technologies, Bernard Herrmann’s scores for …

Connie Britton’s going to tussle with Wonder Woman creator in biopic

Even if there weren’t a highly-anticipated movie on the horizon, we’d be getting a lot of Wonder Woman news this year anyway. 2016 is the 75th anniversary of the character’s first appearance, which was in All Star Comics #8. Since then, the superhero’s gotten her own title, TV show, Ms. magazine cover, and United…

Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere aren’t letting Nashville go either

Queens of country Rayna James and Juliette Barnes will be a part of the new incarnation of Nashville. TV Line reports that both Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will be back for the fifth season of the show, which got a second life on CMT after ABC canceled it. Not all of Nashville’s stars have opted to follow the…

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