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NASHVILLE: DWTS Derek Hough Joins The Cast In Multi-Episode Arc! Judith Hoag Departing As Tandy!

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Two casting items from the Music City drama Nashville which returns for its third season on Wednesday night, September 24th at 10PMET on ABC!

First, Dancing with the Stars professional dancing champion, Derek Hough will play a role in the new season!  The five-time ballroom dance competition show champ will appear on the ABC drama as Noah West!  Hough is set for a multi-episode story arc.

According to TV Guide, ” Noah is a movie star who crosses paths with Rayna (Connie Britton) & Co. after he’s cast in a biopic about a famous country singer. Whether or not he’ll be doing any romancing while he’s in town is still unknown.”

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Elsewhere TV Line is confirming a tweet sent out by actress Judith Hoag, who plays Tandy, the sister of Rayna James on the series.  Hoag revealed she is existing season 3 of Nashville after the second episode that airs on October 1st.

Apparently, Tandy will not be killed-off, but instead written out.  TV Line is reporting that, “the door is being left open for Tandy to return at some point, though that seems unlikely (at least in the near future).”

So what do you think about Derek Hough joining Nashville?  Who do you think his character of Noah West might be romantically linked with?  And are you sad to hear that Tandy is being written-out?  Comment below!

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Just wonderful he will be great !

Interesting about Derek. Tandys character had no where to go.

Hmmm he is not an actor.. must be a desperate ploy for ratings…

I catch that show occassionally, but will watch just to watch Derek! Nice that he can maybe do some actiing… he needs a fall back for when getting older will make dancing hurt too much! 😀

Love Judith Hoag. NASHVILLE never seemed to make Rayna’s family stories compelling. Hoped for more with the mystery of their mother’s death. And believe the mistake was not killing off Teddy. That character and the stories have been snoozers. Hopefully Tandy can return. Always thought she could provide the support Rayna needs. And maybe be a player in business plots about Highway 65. NASHVILLE does have a lot of characters, many of interest, but the stories are not deep or suspenseful.

Love Derek. Multi-talented guy….dance, musician…I have no doubt he’ll be a a great addition to an already great show.

Always hate to see characters go even if they’re background players; Rayna’s running out of family! (But I’m sure it’s about the budget…bring in the new…discard the old…it’s a wash!)


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!”


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 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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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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