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Jonathan Jackson's NASHVILLE Promo: "You Loved Him By Day, Now You Can Love Him Every Wednesday Night!"

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ABC is utilizing Jonathan Jackson’s General Hospital daytime roots as Lucky Spencer by creating a promo featuring the actor/singer/songwriter in his current role on the hit ABC primetime Music City drama, Nashville! 

The spot has been airing during GH all this week as a tease to tune-in to tonight’s all-new episode of Nashville beginning at 10PMET/PT in which the voice-over announce relates, “You loved him by day, now you can love him every Wednesday night …General Hospital’s Jonathan Jackson is rocking Nashville.”

In story, Avery (Jonathan Jackson) is suffering from his break-up with Juliette (Hayden Panettiere), and the kicker… she is pregnant with his child! How will it all play out?  It shall be intriguing as in recent weeks, ABC’s Nashville has given Jackson some great airtime showcasing his singing and his powerful acting chops!

Now after the jump, watch five-time Daytime Emmy winner, Jonathan Jackson’s Nashville promo!  Then let us know, do you hope he makes a return to GH?  Are you enjoying him as Avery on the primetime soap?

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Nashville is good solid show..I am glad ABC is advertising it during GH hour..He is very good as Avery in this show..The one thing about Jonathan J. that bugs me about his acting is his constant crying..This actor is good but boy what a freaking crybaby..Cry me a river muchhh!!! It was irritating at GH and now at Nashville..But he is good actor and love this show..Tune in people..:-)

Bah ha ha! Or should I say, ‘boo, hoo, hoo!’?
Omar, I love JJ too and think he’s truly a gifted actor but it seems they writers are capitalizing on his ability to cry.
Yes, I am tuning in and will continue to do so.
Rayna was not as annoying tonight, she stopped playing her adolescent reindeer games with her man. I like Deacon and his new lady friend.
In the meantime, do you think JJ’s tears are going to break the levies of Nashville’s damn? That kid never stops bawling!

Damn! I meant, dam.

I don’t watch ABC (still the crazy “boycotting” soapfan). Do they advertise General Hospital during Nashville? Or any other ABC show for that matter?

No, ABC never advertises GH during the primetime shows..Soaps are and always have been the “red headed stepchild of TV” for all the networks, meanwhile it has made millions for the networks..You can continue to boycott ABC, but you can always tune in to their shows at Netflix or Hulu..ABC has some good shows on.

Omar, I watch GH on Hulu or On Demand. Only ABC show I watch.

I don’t watch much network TV but I have seen commercials for DOOL on NBC primetime and YR & BB on CBS. The least ABC could do would be to air commercials for GH during Nashville.

Nashville

Hayden Panettiere Reveals Filming ‘Nashville’ was ‘Traumatizing’; Writers Used Her Personal Struggles with Addiction, Postpartum as Storylines

Nashville and former Guiding Light star, Hayden Panettiere (ex-Lizzie, GL) opened up about her final seasons on the ABC country music primetime drama, where the show touched too close to home for the actress who played lead character, Juliette Barnes.

In an interview with The Messenger, Hayden shared that during the run of the show from 2012-2018, she feels that the writers, more often that not, pulled from her real life while crafting Juliette’s storylines.

Hayden said on the years she spent filming the series that it was “also very traumatizing because I felt like I was acting out my own life.”

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Previously, the actress had shared that her dependency on alcohol and opioids as a teenager led to her dependency in her adult life. In addition, Nashville told the story of Juliette’s postpartum depression, which also mirrored Panettiere’s experience who went through the same thing when her own daughter was born.

Explaining what went down behind the scenes, Hayden recalled: “Straight from the beginning, it was like, I’m dating a football player, (and then) Juliette dates a football player. And then they turned her into an alcoholic. Then they turned to her leaving her daughter and going to this crazy (place) in Europe, and it was very obvious.”

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The actress added, ‘They weren’t doing their homework. They weren’t creating new storylines. They were just looking at my life and going, ‘Oh, let’s just take what she’s going through and put our little spin on it.’ And then, ta-da! It’s done and done.”

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Hayden added that she didn’t have time to care of herself and the pain she was going through physically and emotionally, so she tried to watch mindless TV and shows to help her calm down. Panettiere also felt that when she knew she had to go back to the set of Nashville, she did, “anything to keep my mind off of that because I knew that next day I was going to be back at it again. I was like, tear central. I don’t even think on a soap opera that I cried as much (as I did) on Nashville.”

Hayden is set to make three upcoming appearances of her A Conversation With Hayden Panettiere live series in New York on February 23 and Washington D.C. on February 24.

So, do you think the Nashville writers literally stole creative ideas for the character of Juliette Barnes based on Hayden’s personal struggles? It certainly on paper seems so. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Jonathan Jackson Reunites with Stars from ‘Nashville’ for New Tour Across the UK

He won five Daytime Emmys as General Hospital’s Lucky Spencer and now actor and musician, Jonathan Jackson is scheduled to head to the United Kingdom this fall, when he reunites with some of the cast of the former ABC primetime music city drama, Nashville.

Jackson shared on his Instagram, “This has been in the works for a while, and I’m thrilled to announce that the NASHVILLE cast and I are reuniting for a special UK tour this October. I’m excited about this!”

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On Nashville, Jonathan Jackson starred for six season as Avery Barkley before the series concluded in the summer of 2018, after it moved from ABC to CMT for its final two seasons.

Joining Jonathan on the Nashville reunion tour are his former co-stars Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, and Sam Palladio. The fab four will play shows in Glasgow, Birmingham,  London, and Cardiff, as they tour the UK.

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If you are in the UK and wanted to get your tickets early, the presale is already underway.  The general sale tickets will become available tomorrow on Thursday, March 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Go to Gigs and Tours.com to purchase.

With GH’s 60th anniversary just a few weeks away, do you wish somehow Jonathan Jackson was brought back just for even a little while to reprise his role as Lucky? Would you like to see the ‘Nashville’ tour here in the states? Comment below.

 

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Guiding Light

GL and ‘Nashville’ Alum Hayden Panettiere Loses Her Younger Brother Jansen at 28-Years-Old

Just devastating news to report on Monday evening.  Hayden Panettiere’s (ex-Lizzie, Guiding Light, ex-Juliette, Nashville) younger brother Jansen Panettiere has died at only 28-years-old.

According to TMZ,  Jansen died over the weekend in New York.  His cause of death is not available, but there was no foul play suspected in Jansen’s death.  Police responded to a call and came to a residence at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday where they found Jansen.

As with his sister, Jansen was deep into his acting career and was only five years younger than Hayden.

Throughout his career he appeared in Even Stevens, The X’sTiger CruiseRacing StripesThe Martial Arts Kid, The Walking Dead, Major Crimes, and the holiday film Love and Love Not.

Less than 3 weeks ago, Jansen shared an adorable picture on his Instagram with his hair being cut by his big sister, Hayden.

Jansen is survived by Hayden and their parents, Lesley Vogel and Skip Panettiere.

Send your love and condolences to Hayden and her family on the sudden passing of Jansen via the comment section below.

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