After seeing pilot episodes of Nashville and Malibu Country, ABC will proceed with the new series according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Nashville is an hour-long family soap set in Music City. As previously reported here and here, Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will star. Also appearing will be Eric Close, Powers Boothe, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Robert Wisdom and Charles Esten. Producers include ABC Studios, Lionsgate and Gaylord Entertainment.
Malibu Country is a new comedy staring Reba McEntire as a mom who leaves her cheating rock star husband and moves from Nashville to Malibu. She relocates with her mother (Lily Tomlin) and three kids in hopes of relaunching her singing career.
Other actors on Malibu Country include Sara Rue, Julietta Angelo, Justin Prentice, Jai Rodriguez and Owen Teague, with Jeffrey Nordling guest-starring in the pilot with the option to recur. Kevin Abbott penned the pilot. Exec producers include McEntire, Narvel Blackstock, Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel, Pam Williams, and Dave Stewart. The show will premier November 2 on the network.
See Nashville and the Malibu Country trailers below.