ABC has picked up two one-hour drama pilots, Americana and Nashville.
Americana is a soap set around a legendary fashion designer, his family and his business. Michael Seitzman is writing and executive-producing for ABC Studios along with Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy) and Nicholas Pepper.
Nashville, also a family soap, follows two musicians, one who's already a star and the other who's on the rise. Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise) will write and executive-produce with RJ Cutler attached to direct and executive-produce.