Girly Fall TV: Nashville.

ABC is going country, y’all. Of all the new Fall TV shows, Nashville is the one I’m most excited about. And it’s part of overall epic girly week of TV, marking the return of my beloved Vampire Diaries, followed by the premiere of Beauty and the Beast.

Nashville ABC Connie Britton Hayden Panettiere

Nashville stars Connie Britton as Rayna James, a country music legend with a 20 year career. (BTW, not only can Britton actually sing, but she also has the required big, fabulous hair of a country star.) She’s finding herself being pushed out of her label and competing with Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), a talented, sassy, somewhat bitchy newcomer with issues, who’s pop-country hits are taking over the charts.

Connie Britton Rayna Jaymes Nashville Hayden Panettiere as country star Juliette Barnes in Nashville

She is struggling to reinvent herself to stay relevant. On top of that she’s dealing with her corrupt, scheming father (Powers Booth) who, in addition to like owning all of Nashville, is trying to convince her husband Teddy (Eric Close) to run for mayor. And of course he wants to take the opportunity to step out of his wife’s shadow.

There are also several romantic story lines, complete with several hotties. There is major chemistry between Rayna and Deacon (Charles Esten), her longtime bandleader who has been pining over her for years. Avery (Jonathan JacksonCamp Nowhere anyone??) comes to Nashville with his girlfriend Scarlett (Clare Bowen) to pursue his dream, which just leads to jealousy as her talent and success outshines his own. And last we have Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio), a crooner who finds a musical soul mate in Scarlett, which comes in between her relationship with Avery.

Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne in Nashville Scarlett O'Connor Clare Bowen Gunnar Scott Sam Palladio Nashville

I feel like this show is a mix of Country Strong, The Thing Called Love and Once. I’m all about it. It’s chock full o’ drama, politics, romance, family backstabbing, good music and a seriously talented cast. Who else tuning in??

Nashville premiers Wednesday October 10, 10/9c on ABC

Photos courtesy of ABC.

One response to Girly Fall TV: Nashville.

  • Chedva

    posted on 10.13.12 at 1:45 pm


    I watched the premiere and loved it! I think it could have been soap-y but the actors are amazing.

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