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NASHVILLE Season Three Premiere: Rayna Makes Her Choice! Will's Cover Is Blown! Avery Gets Schnockered!

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Last night on the season three premiere of ABC’s Nashville, fans of the series were finally going to learn just who Rayna James (Connie Britton) will choose to be engaged to and be the man in her life …  Deacon (Charles Esten) or Luke (Will Chase)?

As the events unfolded, and were told in real time and in moments 12 hours earlier in story, Rayna, after thinking back over her history with Deacon and their torrid romance and emotional baggage, goes to him to tell him, “I have loved you, and I’m sure gonna love you for the rest of my life, but I love him now. And he’s gonna give me something that I’m never gonna have with you.”  And what Rayna means is that she has a “clean slate” with Luke!  Deacon tries everything … kissing her hand and wrist and says to Rayna, “Tell me you don’t feel that?”  She can’t say she doesn’t!

Later, Rayna meets up with Luke on the red carpet of a big fundraiser!  Rayna kisses him, shows off her engagement ring to the paparazzi and then hugs Luke! But what is that look on her face? C’mon Rayna! Stop this madness and go back to Deacon!  To be continued …

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Elsewhere, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) is devastated as Avery (Jonathan Jackson) continues to tell her, he’s “sick of the sight of her” after learning she slept with Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson).  He runs out and gets plastered and ends up trying to leave town with Scarlett (Claire Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladio)!  We have to say, Jonathan Jackson plays drunk, as you would expect from the five-time Daytime Emmy winner, pretty spectacularly.   Of course, in the end Scarlett decides after wanting to leave Nashville to return to it, so she and the boys head back to Music City.

As for Juliette, she is having another meltdown,and cuts off her hair in anger at herself, and is having bouts of being sick to her stomach! She takes all her hurt and pain from her messing up her life with Avery and pours into an audition to play Patsy Cline in a new biopic they are casting in Nashville!  She does a fantastic job and is called back for a screen test but not before she learns … yup, she is pregnant!

And finally, after Will (Chris Carmack) comes clean to Layla that he is gay, she is rocked to the core and does not know how to handle it, especially since they are locked into a contract on the reality series they are filming.  When they tell the producer they want out, the shifty executive pulls out the video footage of Will admitting he is gay and threatens to expose the couple if they don’t comply and continue the charade to deliver the show they promised to the TV network.

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The live musical performances throughout the show by Charles Esten and Chris Carmack were also delivered with high emotion and strong delivery.

What was your favorite part of the season opener of Nashville? Are you pissed at Rayna for choosing Luke over Deacon?  Weigh-in below!

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Claudia Kurzyna
Claudia Kurzyna

I wanted her to chose Deacon! Great show last night!

harry
harry

Great write up. I agree, Jonathan plays drunk incredibly well which is no easy feat.
He never ceases to amaze me with his talent.
I wanted Rayna to choose Deacon too, Claudia.
Honestly, not sure what either men see in her.

mike
mike

Chris Carmack has come a long way from the OC. Very talented guy.

Omar
Omar

I agree Mike..He sure has and has shown how much acting chops he has..I really like this show..Small cast who acts their asses off, solid writing and directing..This show should be getting Emmy nods in the acting Department!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I love everything about this show. I knew Rayna would choose Luke; the writers weren’t going to take away the angst of their separation so soon. I do like Luke; he’s good-looking and truly loves Rayna…but of course I have a crush on Deacon as almost everyone else. Ultimately, I think Rayna and Deacon will find their way back to each other…unless the writers want to go against the expected norm and never reunite them.

I loved that Teddy brought his daughter to Deacon’s show. It’s the only way he can hold on to her…by letting her go….

Tali
Tali

Want Rayna & Deacon together. I too loved the fact that Teddy brought the girls to Deacon’s show. Don’t like waiting for Deacon & Rayna to get together, have no patience – Come on Writers! Looking forward to Derek Hough and Hayden P next week.

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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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Finally, Lee Daniels series on Fox, Star, which has been a companion to his hit sudsy Empire, was also canceled after its 3rd season.  Star followed three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business.  It has been reported by various outlets that the showrunners will be looking for another home for the series to try to continue it on.

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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Breaking News

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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