'Friday Night Lights' star Connie Britton cast in Ryan Murphy's 'American Horror Story' pilot

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Emmy nominated Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton is headed from a football story to an American Horror Story: EW has confirmed that the former Tami Taylor is set to star in the network’s drama pilot American Horror Story, which comes from Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Details about the pilot are scant, but Britton is set to play Vivien Harmon, the wife of a therapist, who will be the show’s other central character and has yet to be cast. Murphy is directing the pilot, and production on it will being next month after Glee wraps its current season.

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  • MS

    They should hire Kyle Chandler to be her husband!

    • ll

      hey wait a second. Wasn’t she supposed to do a show on f/x with david o. russle? i’d rather him, than ryan murphy any day

      • Kendall

        either way, she is a tremendous actress that should have won an Emmy a long time ago

  • Dgh

    Yea get Kyle Chandler

  • Jen

    Connie & Kyle are like the TV version of Kathleen Turner & Michael Douglas. They could play opposite each other in numerous roles and we would love every one!

  • Joe

    What network?

    • Mr. Holloway

      I believe it’s FX.

  • TC

    Kyle Chandler yes, but how about Julian McMahon???

  • lee

    Kyle Chandler would be great!!

  • Chris

    I hope there is a gay character. He is great at writing gay story lines. A gay Kyle Chandler would be awesome! He was my crush when I was younger and watched him on that show where he received the newspaper for the next day. I can’t remember the name of the show. But he was so cute on it.

    • Trip

      “Early Edition.” I loved that show as well!

  • A

    So it will have approximately 1-2 good seasons, then Ryan Murphy will certainly run it into the ground (creatively) after that, as per usual.

    • H

      That’s what I’m thinking. Connie deserves better than that.

  • m

    You’re a great actress. Do a f@cking Movie!!

  • greg

    Let me guess: it be even gayer then Glee?

    • Annette

      Yup,all the gayness will be on your television set Mr.Greg!

    • Chris

      I hope so. TV domination! I love it. If you don’t like gays just go ahead and get rid of your TV.

  • sal

    she deserves better than ryan murphy.

  • Matt

    So when does season 6 of FNL start?

  • LS

    Julian McMahon please, Ryan Murphy!

  • jo

    Ugh….I adore Connie but this Ryan Murphy bugs the !@#* out of me. Not sure I can do it.

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