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Will You Be Making Regular Stops To NASHVILLE? Would You Give The Premiere A Thumbs Up?

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ABC’s highly-touted new primetime soap, in the veil of a dramatic music series with a country flair, Nashville, finally premiered last night at 10EST/9CST!

If you tuned in, the show follows Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), who was once the hottest singer in town, but whose career is at a crossroads and seemingly stuck in neutral, or a decline!  Rayna’s record company tells her they need her to drop her upcoming solo tour and open for young country crossover upstart bitch, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere)!  But we also learn that troubled Juliette has an addict of a mother, and some other major troubles!

Meanwhile, against Rayna’s wishes, her powerful daddy, (Powers Boothe) lures her husband, Teddy (Eric Close) into throwing his hat into the mayoral race!  And we learn that Rayna’s bandleader, Deacon (Charles Esten) – with whom she shares a romantic past – is considering a job offer from none other than connivving Juliette!  But as in any good soap, there is a mighty little cliffhanger that might help our fading starlet, Rayna! That is when Nashville newcomers Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladio) perform at an open mic night an original song that just might revive Rayna’s stalled career.

Of course, there was much more to the first episode then detailed above including the appearance of former General Hospital star, Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky) as Avery Barkley, but we want to throw this out to you!  What did you think of the premiere of Nashville?  Do you think the set-up offers twists and turns that will keep you coming back each week to see how the story progresses?  Would you give the series premiere a thumbs-up? Or, a thumbs-down?  Weigh-in!

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IBelieveinLove
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IBelieveinLove

I give it a thumbs up with hesitation because I really hope they give Jonathan more dialogue and a storyline where they’re not using his character to enhance other characters and their storyline. He is the BIGGEST reason I’m watching and to waste such a huge talented actor/singer with 5 daytime Emmys, who has worked with some of the industries premier actors such as Al Pacino, Robin Williams & Hilary Swank to name a few, is not using his abilities to make the show shine for us JJ fans I would feel a huge disappointment and let down. But I… Read more »

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I give it a thumbs down. It honestly bored me half to death. I couldn’t enjoy it at all. The promos were the best thing about the series, truthfully. I would give this ’til the mid-season break, and then it’ll likely be over. I saw nothing good about it, realistically.

Tasha Jones
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Tasha Jones

I am very sad to say this but I gave it a Thumbs down 🙁 I was board and most of the good parts were in the preview. Johnathan to be honest was forgettable and seemed more like an extra rather then a cast member. It was also kind of predictable. I really hope it gets better because this was one of the shows I was really looking forward to watching.

Annie
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Annie

I think it lacked chemistry between the leads – I just didn’t see it. Neither of the two main female leads were believable as big country music stars. Hopefully it can develop as the series moves on so I’m willing to continue to watch for now, but it doesn’t even hold a candle to Dallas!

Linda
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Linda

I only watch GH on ABC!

su0000
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su0000

That is sad– ABC has very great shows ..
The prime time soap Revenge is off the charts as are others of the new season shows..
This season is a great season for ABC shows including GH !!

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

Most soap stars are boycotting ABC/D and only watch GH.

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I agree with Linda! I will not put more money in the pockets of ABC/D by watching any of their programming except GH! There are plenty of entertaining shows on the many other channels we have access to! ABC/D is run by idiots!

mary
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mary

I don’t care what ABC puts on I will not watch.They slapped us in the face cancelling our soaps knowing there where not giving the real ratings on them.We know millions more are watching but we’re not suppose to talk about it and ABC knows it to.So I hope ABC flops like a fish out of water.They don’t care about us we don’t care about them.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I loved NASHVILLE. Connie Britton is amazing and the series promises to tell some good stories very well. I do hope I will be enjoying NASHVILLE as I have DALLAS, KNOTS LANDING and REVENGE in the past and present.

I think the show is well made, features strong performances, and integrates the music very well. This is quality television with some characters I want to know better and spend time with.

gloria
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gloria

Agree! I loved every minute of it. I don’t even care that it is on ABC, I only watch GH, Revenge & now Nashville. Sorry, boycotters, but love my soaps, day or night. Anyone recognize Rayna’s sister, I think she was on Loving way back.

su0000
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su0000

I like Nashville ..
I like the story ..
The singing is awful, terrible!
I can only hope there will be 95% story and 5% singing, then it will really be a great show.

brothasoap
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brothasoap

I told the other half that as long as it doesn’t turn into the Country version of Glee, I’m good. In the beginning, I loved the story on Glee, but the singing… not so much.

I did find myself liking one of Connie Britton’s songs & the duet towards the end of the show,though… so I might be able to deal with a 75-25 split.

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mary
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mary

Not watching anything on ABC but GH.ABC is nothing but a cheap daytime talk channel now running there guest from one show to the other.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I won’t watch anything on ABC except GH. But I did notice the commercials and ABC just crammed the premiere down our throats. I can’t wait to see the ratings.
My new show is Chicago Fire.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I’m on the fence. The first show was a bit dull, but that is to be expected. They have to introduce characters, set up relationships and hint at things to come. Was not a fan of the singing, the songs were good, just not perform well. I will watch it again but if the pace doesn’t pick up a bit it will not last too long.

Ann
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Ann

I did not watch Nashville but my brother watched the first 15 minutes and said he was bored to tears. From what I understand, the show’s ratings really tanked its 2nd half hour so that does not bode well longterm.

Gigi
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Gigi

Loved it! And JJ’s part gets bigger, he’s singing an Elvis Costello song next week for the show.

gloria
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gloria

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rodd
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Rodd

I started watching it live, but within the first fifteen minutes I was so frustrated I left it to my DVR to tape for watching at a later time. It was a disappointing snooze fest for me. I hope when I go back to watch the rest it will pick up and gain my interest. I really want to like this show. We’ll see…

Sid
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Sid

I still haven’t watched the premiere, but from the short synopsis above, I’m in! I was up late last night studying for one of my midterms, and working a full time job at DISH can sometimes eat into my TV time. I’ve been looking forward to Nashville, mostly because of Connie Britton, so I was surprised to read so many mixed reviews online today. I know that I have the premiere saved as a part of my Primetime Anytime recordings on my Hopper, so I’ll get around to watching it while I eat breakfast tomorrow morning. If this episode isn’t… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

I haven’t watched yet either, but I do know it sometimes takes 2-3 episodes to really get rolling, so I’ll at least give it that. But that is all, if it doesn’t suck me in!

I didn’t need any more than one episode of Revenge to get me hooked on that show.

toscanti
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toscanti

I thought it was good and has potential. Thumbs Up!

gloria
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gloria

Yes, there are several underlying stories under the main one! People, give it a chance, forget that it is ABC! Maybe if they see we are loving their nighttime soaps-who knows? But a soap is a soap is a soap! We love them! Support SOAPS.

Claudia Kurzyna
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Claudia Kurzyna

I just watched online today and I enjoyed it. It was nice to see JJ again, and I am looking forward to his singing on the show.

mo
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mo

Doesn’t interest me at all.

Nancy
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Nancy

No ABC for me except GH. They have destroyed themselves while they decimated daytime.

su0000
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su0000

ABC could care less if or if not you watch their prime time soaps lol
You are missing out on some really really good shows/entertainment and again ABC could care less about your boycott., it does ABC/D no harm, none at all..
Nashville has to be given a chance, I think it will be very good once it moves forward, it seems to have had a slow opening, but I think it will be much better in the next shows .. I will watch again..

Nancy
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Nancy

I am so happy that you watch the worst of all the broadcast networks. It you notice, ABC does care about the people that have jumped their ship. All theirs shows are at the bottom except 4. That is not a good sign and from what I have been reading the music is bad and so was the story. To each his own.

Nancy
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Nancy

No way not watching.

Alley
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Alley

I was underwhelmed by the pilot, but will watch a few more episodes to see if it grabs me. I hope JJ has a bigger role in future episodes, and sadly, every time I see Connie Britton, I’m looking for Kyle Chandler. Damn, I miss Friday Night Lights.

todd
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todd

Did not watch it. I have zero interest in country music or supporting ABC/Disney in any programming other than GH. I even gave up Modern Family. Now it is CBS only in our household, unless OLTL gets back on the air or at least a wrap up tv movie.

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Ex-Nashville and GL’s Hayden Panettiere’s Boyfriend Arrested After Allegedly Punching Her

More upsetting news involving former ABC and CMT’s Nashville star (Ex-Juliette Barnes), Hayden Panettiere.  According to various reports, the actress was punched by her boyfriend Brian Hickerson with a closed fist in an incident that occurred in Wyoming, over the Valentine’s Day weekend.  He was arrested around 2:30am on February 14th.

According to TMZ: the police report said that Hayden revealed that she and Brian were in their bedroom when he started throwing her around and punched her.  The Teton County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a disturbance at a private residence. That caller said an intoxicated male was locked out of the home because he punched his girlfriend in the face.

Pantierre’s face was red and swollen, and she also had a scrape and swelling on her left hand; which she believed came from Hickerson’s watch during the altercation.  Deputies then decided to book Hickerson for domestic battery. He was also hit with a second charge of interfering with a police officer for allegedly refusing to identify himself.

Things looked like they had taken a turn for the better before the incident, noting that the couple moved past another altercation previously from 2019.  That case was dismissed, although he has left red marks on Pantierre’s body, because they could not find a “material witness”.

Hayden and Brian have been dating since 2018.  Daytime fans remember first seeing Hayden as a young Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light.  She played Juliette on Nashville from 2012-2018.

So what do you think about the latest incident involving Hayden? Comment below.

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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.”

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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