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Connie Britton Heading to FX? Rob Schneider Lands CBS Pilot and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 7th 2011 1:30PM
Connie BrittonOscar-nominee David O. Russell is teaming with 'Friday Night Lights' star Connie Britton for a new female-driven FX drama.

According to TVLine, Russell, director of 'The Fighter,' will create the series with the Emmy-nominated Britton attached to star.

It's too early to reveal other details, but shouldn't "Connie Britton" and "female-driven drama" be enough to get you onboard?

In other TV news ...

Rob Schneider could be returning to TV with a new CBS sitcom. The currently untitled pilot is based on the 'Saturday Night Live' veteran's life after he married into a large Mexican-American family. [Deadline Hollywood]

Nia Vardalos is heading to 'Cougar Town.' Vardalos, wife of 'Cougar Town' star Ian Gomez, will play his character's sister-in-law. Vardalos's character seems to think Gomez's Andy is the one who got away. [TVLine]

Taylor Kinney has joined the cast of NBC's 'A Mann's World.' The pilot from Michael Patrick King would see the 'Vampire Diaries' veteran playing a popular stylist at a spa where an aging hairdresser is trying to remain relevant. [Deadline Hollywood]

Chris Butler and Ryan Doom have joined the cast of TBS's pilot 'Hound Dogs.' Butler, who recurs on 'The Good Wife,' will play a veteran baseball player whose marriage is falling apart. Doom will play the sex-addict pitcher. [Deadline Hollywood]

Krysten Ritter will play the eponymous 'Bitch' in ABC's 'Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23.' Ritter will play Chloe, a party girl who is not too kind to her roommate, played by Dreama Walker. [Entertainment Weekly]

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