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In what is bad but not entirely unsurprising news, ABC's new drama Nashville showed a steep drop in the ratings from its first episode last week to last night's second episode. Chicago Fire also had some trouble in the ratings, taking its own nearly-as-steep dive. Of the three series returning for Episode 2, Arrow fared the best.
It's at this point in the fall, when most of the new series have premiered, that we're forced to look at our overflowing DVRs and figure out which shows to keep and which ones to let go. And then, of course, there are the shows we haven't gotten around to checking out yet. For those of you trying to play catch-up and need a little help deciding which new series are worth a look, we've come up with a list of the keepers this season.
A good portion of the new fall comedies and dramas debuted last month, but we're still seeing some of the later premieres arrive. Last night, three new dramas made their debuts, and of them, it was ABC's Nashville that came out on top, with NBC's Chicago Fire falling behind. The CW's Arrow also premiered, and performed decently for the network, which typically draws a smaller crowd by comparison to the other major networks.
ABC's new music-drama Nashville made its debut last night, introducing us to Connie Britton's Rayna James and Hayden Panettiere's Juliette Barnes, two country singers, one of which is on the rise and the other, trying to keep a grip on her career as it begins to slip. We have some post-episode goodies for you, including the preview for the season, and info on how to get that song Gunnar and Scarlett sang last night!
It's difficult to fully predict the success of a series by its pilot episode alone, but ABC's new drama Nashville is brimming with potential. Even those of us with limited interest in the country music scene could easily be swept away by the character drama in this one. Nashville's premiere episode introduces us to the competitive world of country music and some of the people looking to make it or keep it in the industry, including a singer whose star has begun to dim as another's has only just begun to shine.
One of the better pilots among this season's offering of new series is Nashville, ABC's drama about a country music singer and the up-and-coming singer who may rise up to take her place. The premiere episode won't air until next Wednesday night, but those who want to see it sooner than that can watch the series premiere right here.
A good portion of the new and returning network TV shows have premiered already, but there's still more to come. Among the new dramas yet to debut this fall is Nashville, ABC's new drama with a country-music twist. Some photos from an upcoming episode give us a look at Hayden Panettiere doing a bit of performing in what appears to be a park.
It's easy to look back at the fall season in retrospect and say you could have seen the success or cancellations of certain series coming. But trying to predict the success of the new series of the season isn't quite as simple. There's the matter of considering the plot, the stars, who's behind it, the network it's airing on, and what it's airing against. We took all of that into consideration when we attempted to predict which new network TV comedies and dramas would be hits, and which would flop.
Hot off her excellent starring role in FX's drama series American Horror Story, Connie Britton is headed back to network television in a starring role. Set to follow ABC's Wednesday night comedy block is Nashville, a drama that has Britton starring alongside Hayden Panettiere as two country singers, one of whom is just past the peak of her career while the other is on the rise.
ABC has posted their 2012-2013 Primetime schedule, and as you'll notice, a few returning shows have been shifted around to make room for some of the promising looking newcomers. From what we can tell, it looks like the network has made some good calls with regards to the scheduling adjustments. This includes moving Revenge to Sunday nights, and shifting a couple of returning comedies to Tuesdays.
ABC Renews Scandal, Cancels GCB, And Greenlights Three Pilots To Series Including White Van Man Remake
There's good news, bad news and new-news for ABC's primetime line-up this evening. Word is in on the fates of Sunday-night drama GCB and Shonda Rhimes Washington DC-set drama Scandal, and ABC has decided to move forward on a few projects, giving two drama pilots and one comedy series orders.
Britton is set for a role on Nashville, a new pilot that will follow the antics of an aging country singer who learns that in order to stay relevant, she will have to team up with a much younger name in the country music business. Hayden Panettiere has already signed on to play teen star Juliette Barnes and now Britton is on board to play 40 year-old singer Rayna James.
Hayden Panettiere hasn’t exactly disappeared since Heroes. In addition to lending her voice to a number of projects, including Alpha and Omega, she’s made a few appearances in film and television, including a role in Scream 4, and the lead in the TV movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy. But this latest bit of casting could put her back on television in a bigger capacity.
Tuck Everlasting’s Jonathan Jackson is the first to sign on to Nashville as Avery, an aspiring songwriter with a bad reputation. Jackson, who is mostly known for his intermittent stints as Lucky on the daytime soap opera General Hospital should do well with the melodrama. Outside of acting, Jackson plays in a little known, independent band known as Enation.
If there's one thing FX does very well, it's shows about bad boys doing bad things. Set against a backdrop of Nashville royalty and organized crime, Outlaw Country hopes to continue that tradition. The network has ordered a pilot of the series