Connie Britton left Nashville fans in floods of tears earlier this year when she departed the CMT drama series after five seasons in the role of Rayna Jaymes.
Thankfully, her television hiatus will be coming to a halt later this year since she has snagged a recurring role on Showtime's new comedy series, SMILF.
SMILF follows Bridgette, a single twentysomething who finds herself questioning a lot of things in her life when motherhood calls.
The series is written, produced, directed and starring Frankie Shaw, who has previously appeared on the likes of Mr. Robot, Flaked, and Mixology.
Britton will appear as Ally, Bridgette's boss who has some boundary issues.
The series also stars Rosie O'Donnell as Tutu, Bridgette's mother who does not like to follow others and lives by her own set of rules.
In other casting news, Miguel Gomez has joined the series as Bridgette's ex-boyfriend and father to her two-year-old son.
He will play Rafi, who is a recovering addict but wants to become a good father figure to his son.
All things considered, it sounds like a show that will fit well on the schedule paired with Shameless.
With solid writing from Frankie and the first- class cast, it should emerge as a must-watch series straight off the bat.
The series is based on Shaw's Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name.
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The series debuts November 5 on Showtime.
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