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NASHVILLE's Jonathan Jackson & Hayden Panettiere Present At Critics' Choice Awards: On The Red Carpet, Hayden Opens Up About Her Battle With Postpartum Depression

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Sunday night on the televised 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards honoring the best in television and film in 2015,  two presenters who fans of ABC’s Nashville have missed seeing together on-screen for several months, got their long-awaited moment.

Star crossed lovers, Nashville’s Avery and Juliette, played by Critics’ Choice Award nominees, Jonathan Jackson (Ex- Lucky, GH) and Hayden Panettiere (Ex-GL and OLTL), took to the stage at the Barkar Hangar in Santa Monica, California to present an award. Meanwhile, Jackson tweeted out this image with him and his co-star.  This was Panettiere’s her first U.S. red carpet and public appearance since entering into a rehab facility back in October of last year during her battle with postpartum depression.  Jonathan attended the ceremony with his wife Elisa Vultaggio (Ex-Hannah, GH).

On the red carpet before the ceremonies, Hayden spoke to several reporters including Page Six about her personal struggles where she explained:  “When (you’re told) about postpartum depression, you think it’s ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or hurt my child’ — I’ve never, ever had those feelings. Some women do. But you don’t realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on.  It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal.”

Panettiere told PEOPLE:  “I’ve been hiding myself.  Just putting out the smiling face, showing people this, and allowing that veil to come down — it’s like a weight off my shoulders.”  Being that this was Hayden’s first appearance in front of the press in U.S since fall of last year,  he added she can now enjoy red carpet events: “… so much more because I don’t feel like I have to hide anymore.”

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So, where you glad to see Jonathan and Hayden on stage at the awards ceremonies?  Happy to know Hayden is doing much better and that she will soon be seen in all-new episodes of Nashville when the series returns for the second half of its fourth season this spring? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Donna Dykema
Donna Dykema

Love Hayden and glad she is doing better! Nashville is terrific and My friends and I are anxiously awaiting it’s return!

Jane
Jane

Not into it.

kathy
kathy

I’m very glad she’s doing better and will be back on screen. I also wish they had both won the award last night!

Rodd
Rodd

Wishing her all the best. Those two are great actors.

nancy
nancy

Johnathon started on General Hospital he was great than and he is fantastic in Nashville I love Hayden and all the cast its a great show good luck

JUDY K
JUDY K

LOVE THE SHOW AND FEEL THESE TWO ADD ALOT TO THE CAST……BOTH ARE WONDERFUL ACTORS.

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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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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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