10/22/2012 10:26 am ET

'Nashville's' Callie Khouri: 'Watching Two Women Go At It Is Boring'

Callie Khouri, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Thelma and Louise” and the director of “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” is responsible for one of the best, and certainly the most musical, new shows of the fall season: ABC’s delightful, grounded soap opera “Nashville.”

The show stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, an aging country music star embroiled in a love quadrangle, career trouble and a rivalry with a conniving, jealous younger musician played by Hayden Panettiere. It features original songs by the likes of Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams. (T Bone Burnett, who is Khouri’s husband, is the show’s executive music producer.)

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