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NASHVILLE Season Finale: Will Two Characters Get Killed-Off?

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There has been much speculation and rumors that in Wednesday’s night (10PMEST/PST, ABC) big season finale episode of the first season of Nashville, that two characters will meet their maker!

In a brand new piece out from the L.A. Times on Nashville’s creator Callie Khouri, and her almost all female writing team discuss the successful formula that has made this country music drama sudser a winner with television fans.  Khouri would only say, “You’ll have to tune in to find out,” when the Times tried to find out who might die!  But Khouri added about the finale she directs, “It’s a huge episode. All these story lines coming together!”

In addition, Khouri and series star, Connie Britton were reported to be working on an emotional major scene in the finale between Nashville’s long-reigning country music queen Rayna Jaymes, and her onscreen 13-year-old daughter, played by Lennon Stella.  “Just do it organically — tell the story,” Khouri says to Britton with both assertiveness and motherly assurance.  She and Britton exchange more notes and then Khouri passes briskly through the crowded set to watch the scene on a monitor. Britton begins her lines, but then breaks character mid-sentence. “Hey, Callie, can we take it back a bit?” she asks. “I wanna try something.”  “Sure thing,” Khouri says. “You just keep doing what you gotta do, it’s OK. We can keep going back.”    So what could be happening here in story?  We are sure many of your might know!

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So Nashville fans, who do you think might get “killed-off” in the season finale?  Are you excited the series got renewed for a second season?  Weigh-in!

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Linda
Linda

I only started to watch it for JJ as I am still boycotting ABC over the cancellation of AMC and OLTL. Therefore all I have to say is if they kill off JJ, I’m done with Nashville.

su0000
su0000

You are not hurting ABC by boycotting you only hurting yourself by mussing out on some great prime-time soaps that would really like..
Boycotting is nonsense and accomplishes nothing..
ABC doesn’t even know you do watch nor do they care ,only one losing-out on your boycotting is you … 🙂

Tali
Tali

I boycotte too Linda, but I do watch Nashville only! Love the show!

kim
kim

I live out of Nashville, they noted on the news about an explosion for the show Nashville. So the people in the area of the tapings didn’t freak out.

Daisy Day
Daisy Day

I think is the guitar player-turned roadie-back to playing guitar that cheated on Scarlet(can’t remember the character’s name) and the cowboy with blonde hair that lives upstairs from Scarlet and Gunnar. Two characters that won’t be missed but have been seen in the last couple of episodes.

rebecca
rebecca

The roadie/musician is Jonathan Jackson who played Lucky on General Hospital for many years. He happens to be a very good actor and they haven’t as of yet given him enough to do on this show. I doubt he’d be killed off…he’s too popular and I’m hoping they evolve his story.

I’m thinking maybe they’ll kill of Teddy’s girlfriend…and maybe Rayna’s manager? Or Juliette’s mom? (hope not; like her.)

Killing off any of the male heartthrobs wouldn’t be a wise decision…

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Daisy, ur KIDDING me right. The guitar, roadie guy is Jonathan Jackson, one of the stars of the show, who writes lots of the music for the show and sings. It wont be him! Get to kow ur characters. The gay guy from upstairs, maybe.

Terri
Terri

I absolutely love this show! Have watched every episode!!! Wanna see Rayna with Deacon…glad it got renewed

Tali
Tali

I’m with you Terri!!

Vicsze
Vicsze

I love “Nashville” so much, I look forward to it every week & am so happy that it’s been renewed for a second season.

Teri
Teri

I think it’s going to be that scammer (hate him so much what’s his name???) guy that scammed Juliet and his girlfriend — and then next year will be Juliet trying to cover it up.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I love NASHVILLE even with its flaws. I cannot imagine who may be offed in the finale. One might suspect the con artist Dante is one likely goner, leading to a murder mystery. Juliette on trial to protect her mother? Or vice versa? Losing Lamar may advance/create story and build tension between Rayne and her sister, the latter character is so underused but I think so vital. I would think nearly all the core characters are safe. I thoguht I read Will, the apparently gay/bi country singer, is signed as a regular next season. Peggy, Teddy’s mistress, also.

I just wish writers would take alittle more time is setting up plot points. I would like more suspense instead of outright surprise.

Joe
Joe

With the incriminating “tape” referred to in previews for tonight’s episode, I think Dante is likely our victim in the season finale – one last scheme gone too far, and someone puts a bullet in him to keep the tape from going public. But I would love for the writers to play with us a bit and blur the line on whodunnit (a la the death of Peter Hollister on Knots Landing, which I have always thought was a nod to the Coen Brothers’ masterful Blood Simple). Juliette and her mother will be obvious suspects, and it would be fun to have reasons to suspect them both. Imagining Juliette would work quickly to cover up whatever happened to protect her image and career. But would she be covering for herself, or for her mother? And what if neither of them did it, but they each think the other did?…
All that speculation aside, though, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out to be someone like Peggy, who they’ve kind of written off anyway with Teddy’s discovery of her involvement in the divorce brouhaha.
On a side note – agree with Iakovos above – wish they would draw some plot lines out a bit more. I wasn’t surprised that Dante was a scheming double-crosser, but it would have been good to let that percolate with viewers for a couple of episodes before he took off. It would have made him much more of a villain in the audience’s eyes. As it was, he was just kind of nasty to some people at random. With more behind it, we still may not have seen his theft and disappearance coming, but building up to it more would have made for a better pay off, I think.
They have a lot of characters to manage here. I’m pretty sure they’ll leave us hanging on the Rayna-Deacon relationship, and maybe the Scarlett-Gunnar-Will situation, too.

Jen
Jen

I honestly think it will be Teddy and then Peggy (murder/suicide)…in the promo for the finale show, you hear Rayna screaming in the background. Peggy already tried to commit suicide because Teddy cut off the relationship…and that was BEFORE they were sleeping together. Leads me to believe that she is really going to go off of the deep end now that their relationship has progressed and he broke it off with her again. Just my opinion.

Joanne
Joanne

I’m really not sure but the season finale promo with Deacon behind the wheel of his car in a frantic state scared me (please don’t kill Deacon).

BD
BD

The May 15th episode was NOT the season finale. There was one more episode on May 22nd, and THAT’S the season finale.

lucy helm
lucy helm

I love this show poor deacon has had enough trouble let him be happy for a while I can see why the man drinks and why cant we see flash backs of they pasts leading up to these things ray and deacon ! why Juliette is the way she is whats up with that pic her momma had in her purse stuff like that is important why is ray and deacons relationship so toxic they r ment to be I want to see them back in the day I want to see were those love songs came from I want to see clips of rays mom why there like they r I love the music and the show but its like we got to see the middle not the beginning please do flash backs then we might understand ray deacon and Juliette better rite now I don`t like Juliette at all and I know theres a reason I would love to see ray mentor Juliette theres a reason she hates rayna but why see that’s what I`m talkin about why you know she does but why thank you

Denae
Denae

If Connie Britton leaves the show and/or if the show “Nashville” stops filming in Nashville I will no longer be the least bit interested in watching what was one of my favorite shows.

Theresa
Theresa

Well first off I watched this show religiously and was so upset when it was cancelled I was heartbroken but when I heard it was coming back on I was thrilled but after tonight it was my last viewing. What the heck killing Reyna off she was the glue that held the show together I mean really is it a crime to see a couple happy. I guess I will have to find another show to watch during this time slot. I am sad and mad at the same time. So long Nashville

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WATCH: Jonathan Jackson + Enation’s New Music Video “The Days Are Evil”

Five-time Daytime Emmy winner from General Hospital, and former Nashville star, Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky, Ex-Avery) has released a new music video for the new single “The Days Are Evil” along with his band Enation.

The music video features shots of Jackson in a very dark incarnation, and the track will also appear on Jackson + Enation’s upcoming album due out later this fall, Ultraviolet Empire.

Jonathan says of the new album: “Our new album, Ultraviolet Empire, is a throwback record. It’s a record we played together live in the studio. Most of the songs are one take -just letting the band play.  It was amazing playing with our co-producer Colin Linden and capturing something so raw and visceral.”

This will be the band’s follow-up to their 2017 album  Anthems for the Apocalypse and their successful 2018 tour in Europe opening for Echo & The Bunnymen,

Check out the music video featuring Jonathan released this week below.

Then, let us know, should Lucky return to Port Charles for the Nurses’ Ball with his band and play a tune off the new album next spring? Will Jonathan come home to GH for a guest appearance? Will you be checking out the new music from him in the coming months? Comment below.

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RENEWALS: How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy CANCELLATIONS: Life In Pieces, Star

The last 36 hours have seen some of your favorite primetime dramas renewed and others canceled; several of which feature former or current soap stars.  ABC has renewed for its upcoming sixth season How to Get Away with Murder.  During its fifth season, the series ranked as the No. 1 program in Thursday’s 10 PM slot in key demos: Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.

How To Get Away With Murder stars Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.  The ensemble cast includes: Rome Flynn (Ex-Zende of The Bold and the Beautiful) who plays the key role of Gabriel Maddox.

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Also on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy received a two-year renewal for seasons 16 and 17.  For season 16, former Nashville star Chris Carmack (Ex-Will) has been upped to series regular in his role of “Link”.

 

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However, the ensemble CBS comedy Life in Pieces which features Y&R’s Hunter King (Summer) as Clementine was canceled, and will not return after its current fourth season which is currently airing its fifth episode out of thirteen.

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Upon learning of the cancellation, King took to her Instagram and shared: “Thank you for bringing me into the Life In Pieces family and for making it such a fun four years. I have so much love and respect for everyone who was involved in this show. Thank you to the amazing cast and crew, and thank you to our amazing leaders Justin Adler, @kaplanaaron , and Jeff Morton . I am forever grateful.”

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So, happy to learn about HWTGM and ‘Grey’s’ being renewed? What do you think of the cancellations of Life in Pieces and Star? Let us know via the comment section below.

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NASHVILLE To Become Broadway Musical

Looks like the Music City drama, Nashville, originally on ABC and then on CMT, has more than nine lives! Now the popular soap is headed to the stage and Broadway after six seasons on the small screen.

The show is set to have a musical adaptation with 10-time Tony Award winner Scott Delman (American IdiotRagtimeBook of MormonHello, Dolly!Fun HomeMean Girls) in charge.  In addition, Delman will serve as lead producer of the show and he has acquired the live theatrical rights from Lionsgate and ABC Studios.

Nashville, with its complex, relatable characters and sweeping emotional gestures, has all of the narrative elements that I look for in great theatrical source material,” Delman said in a statement. “From that rich DNA, we will be building an original story with entirely original music, written by major Nashville and Broadway songwriters.  We are particularly excited to deliver Broadway’s first score of true contemporary country music — a genre that has exploded with mainstream audiences in recent years. Lionsgate has a treasure-trove of sterling IP, and I’m honored to be a part of this new phase of their live entertainment division.”

Additional information on the upcoming musical, including production dates and a creative team, is expected to be announced shortly.  Now the question becomes; will some of its beloved series stars be in the Broadway rendition of the series?

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Nashville actor Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) shared the news on Twitter.

So, excited to hear the news of a Broadway musical of Nashville? Would you like to see Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Hayden Panetierre and others hit the stage in the roles they originated? Comment below.

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