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Connie Britton Is Coming Back to TV for Showtime's 'SMILF'

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Connie, we missed you.

After leaving Nashville in a dramatic death sequence from which her character will absolutely not ever reurn, Connie Britton’s first role in a scripted TV series will be on the new show Showtime comedy SMILF. According to The Hollywood Reporter, SMILF is based on a short film of the same name by Frankie Shaw. The movie follows a young mother in Boston trying to get laid and also raise her son:

Britton will be making recurring appearances as Ally, the boss of protagonist Bridgette, who is played by Shaw. She is “unstable” and also something of a mentor to Bridgette who “struggles with boundaries and finds herself in constant pursuit of self-betterment.”


The series only has a ten episode order at the moment, and Britton has said she wanted a gig with a less “rigorous” schedule than broadcast TV. Now she can pop in, give advice to Shaw about sex, wave hello to co-star Rosie O’Donnell and her wig, then head home.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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I love Connie Britton and eagerly await the Friday Night Lights revival that will probably never happen. I may or may not drink chardonnay out of large wine glasses while doing little spins in my kitchen in the meantime.