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It's all phone calls and emergencies as Connie Britton reteams with Ryan Murphy for Fox's '9-1-1'

It's all phone calls and emergencies as Connie Britton reteams with Ryan Murphy for Fox's '9-1-1'

Not all superheros wear capes. Some sport telephone headsets — as Connie Britton can attest.

The actress, who warmed hearts as “y’all”-prone Tami Taylor on “Friday Night Lights” and made folks croon as country music icon Rayna Jaymes on “Nashville,” is adding some dimension to a life-saving job that often gets overlooked: the 9-1-1 dispatcher.

In the new Fox procedural, “9-1-1,” which zigs and zags across the high-intensity world of first responders while also giving attention to the personal drama that awaits them at home, Britton plays 9-1-1 operator Abby Clark. When she’s not fielding critical calls — along with the occasional trivial ones — on the job, she’s tending to her...

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