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Among the highlights of last night's episode of Nashville was the performance Rayna's daughters Maddie and Daphne did of the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" for sound check. The polished duet offered a slightly twangier take on the song, and it's now available for download for those who liked it enough to add it to their playlist.
The nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes are in, and while there aren't a lot of huge surprises among the list of TV nominees, things weren't exactly status quo either. In fact, only two of the five nominated dramas are repeats from last year. And the same goes for the comedies, which may make both categories a bit trickier to predict.
Come next month, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will take the stage at the Golden Globe Awards to host the event, which celebrates some of the best movies and television have had to offer in the past year. The nominations for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards were announced today, and the nominees include a mixture of new and returning shows, with Smash, Girls and Nashville among some of the new series acknowledged with nominations.
TV awards involving the actors may be the more glamorous of affairs, and those beautiful faces are the ones we associate best with some of our favorite TV characters and shows. But good scripted television does not exist without good writers. The nominees for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards are in and it looks like Writers Guild of America East and West are favoring cable shows, which is a familiar trend for TV award shows these days, and given the level of quality in the series coming from basic and premium cable these days...
Nashville's ratings have certainly slipped since the ABC drama series' strong premiere, however it looks like things are starting to settle in for the show and it seems ABC is up for more. The network has given the freshmen series an order for the back nine episodes, which means a full first season for Nashville!
There were a couple of interesting developments on last night's Nashville, among which are Juliette's personal issues, including her relationship with her mother, which seems to be having an impact on her life since she tracked her down. From the preview for next week's episode, "We Live in Two Different Worlds," it seems like things may be taking a negative turn for Juliette, whose personal issues are starting to get public attention.
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.