The First Lady has taken a love for TV a step further. In February, she took a cameo on Parks and Recreation. Then this week, ABC announced that Michelle Obama will be joining Nashville for a special episode later this season.
After a night of numerous series premieres on Tuesday, tonight's TV is going easy on us, at least when it comes to new shows debuting, with just one new comedy joining the line-up, along with a slew of returning shows, including ABC comedies The Middle and Modern Family. We also have the return of South Park, Revolution and Nashville!
Nashville has only run for one season on ABC, and already the show has stirred up plenty of buzz. The drama will be returning to ABC for a second season, but before that happens on October 10, we are giving away one DVD copy of Nashville: The Complete First Season in conjunction with ABC Studios,.
ABC fell a couple of weeks behind the other major networks in getting us the their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, but with months to go, that's kind of ok. All the same, it's exciting to get to see when the network's new and returning series will debut this fall. For ABC, that includes the highly anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and new 80s-set comedy The Goldbergs, which looks like it could be a winner.
First seasons can often be a little clunky for new shows as networks figure out which characters really gel within a series and what sort of plotlines work best. If a program can last past a first season on the network, things often start coming together a little more effectively. Hopefully, such will be the case for ABCís Nashville, a program which is heading into its sophomore season this fall. On Monday, the show announced that three characters will be upped in Season 2 to series regular status.
Tonight, ABC will air the season finale of Nashville. The above clip from "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" suggests that Juliette is on the verge of a meltdown. Unless what we're seeing is the worst the fallout for the young artist in the wake of her mother's death. Something tells me that's not the case. The timing couldn't be less perfect for all of this to happen, what with the CMA awards set to take place.
After a strong start, ABCís Nashville only did middlingly well in the ratings during its freshman season on the network, but it did get nominated for some awards, including Golden Globe, Peopleís Choice Awards, and Writers Guild of America nominations. The awards support likely led to Nashvilleís Season 2 renewal, and if you havenít caught the fun but soapy drama, youíll be able to catch up on Season 1 when it hits DVD on September 17.
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.