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NASHVILLE's Hayden Panettiere's Real-Life Pregnancy To Be Written Into The Series? If So, Baby Daddy Drama Ahead!

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ABC Nashville fans know that at the end of  last season, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) had “angry sex” with Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson) the manipulative record executive, and she was beginning to reconcile with her then boyfriend, Avery (Jonathan Jackson), who she became infuriated with when he was spending time helping his ex, Scarlett (Claire Bowen) recover from her nervous breakdown!

Now comes word via TV Line that in lieu of series star Hayden Panettiere’s real-life, although unconfirmed pregnancy, and given these two plot points above ,it just may be that Juliette will be preggars when Nashville returns in September, and she won’t know who the baby daddy is!

So if the plot point does happen, do you hope the little bundle of joy’s is Avery’s or Jeff’s?  Or, do you wish that the pregnancy not be written into the story, in which if reports that Panettiere is pregnant are true, that show spends episodes covering it up having Juliette in shots hiding behind plants and things?  Let us know!

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Hmmmm…that’s a toughie.

On the one hand I’d like them to conceal her real life pregnancy and let the story unfold as it would have…leaving her character open to finding her way back to Avery unencumbered.

And on the other hand, could be interesting if it was Avery’s…since he seems torn between her and Charlotte (who implied she was leaving Nashville but I’m hoping that’s not the case and she and Gunnar get back together).

Verrrrry interesting if it’s Jeff’s. I LOVE Oliver Hudson but oh-so hate his character…But yet I see great dramatic possibilities with this scenario.

Nashville would be much better if there were only one song per episode ..

the music/songs suck lol ..
maybe it’s good for country western fans, but us normal people don’t get into that whalin’ ..

((ohh my dog died and wife she left with my flannel shirt a chevy truck I cry with the whippoorwills tonight i will drink til I die- crap is too lame haahaa)

Hope it’s Avery’s and writing it into the story is fine.

It’s “in light of” her pregnancy, not in lieu of.

A baby may shake Juliette into reality (but I hope not). Love the music but hope the show delves more into the drama come Season 3. we’ve faded out Rayna and Tandy’s father and that side of the plotscape. Would like to see Teddy fade, too. I want more nuanced storytelling and a little more time devoted to twists and turns. Things happen too quickly or nothing happens. I’d like more suspense. This baby story may give us some of that though science ruins that with the quick blood test. We’ll see in September, yes?

meant Scarlett…not Charlotte!


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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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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