The pilot, from Lionsgate TV and ABC Studios, was written by Callie Khouri, who won a best original screenplay Oscar in 1991 for "Thelma & Louise." The pilot is described as a primetime soap set in the world of country music, following one star at the top of the industry and another star on the rise. The project will shoot in Nashville, Tenn., though a date has not been set.
Bacharach recently parted ways with her partner Gillian O'Neill, with whom she cast the SyFy series "Alphas" and the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters," which ran from 2006 to 2011. U.S. casting for "Alphas," which shoots in Toronto, is now being handled by Suzanne Goddard-Smythe, who also does the U.S. casting for another Toronto-shot SyFy series, "Warehouse 13."