Times are tough for Nashville's Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson). He's lost his girlfriend and his home, his former bandmates/buddies hate him, and his pursuit of a career in music is leaving him jaded. For a show about country music, Avery's spending a lot of time singing the blues.
"Avery's in a really interesting place right now," Jackson tells TVGuide.com. "His integrity is being compromised left and right, and there's just a lot of conflict going on. ... I feel for Avery, because I feel like he's trying to do the right thing, and at the same time there have been a lot of moments where he's incapable of doing that."
Lust. Love. Heartbreak. Three things that make for a great country song. And great television. At Saturday's PaleyFest panel for freshman music drama Nashville, moderated by TV Guide Magazine President and Editor-in-Chief Debra Birnbaum, the cast and producers spilled on what's coming up behind the scenes — talk of a tour is in "vague stages" according to star Charles Esten — and on screen...
Beverly Hills is going to look a lot like Nashville this Saturday afternoon as the cast of ABC's critically acclaimed serialized drama assembles for a not-to-be-missed PaleyFest panel.
Joining previously announced series leads Connie Britton (Rayna Jaymes) and Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes) on the Saban Theater stage at 1 pm/PT will be Nashville creator and executive producer Callie Khouri, executive producer Dee Johnson, Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne), Clare Bowen (Scarlett O'Connor), Jonathan Jackson (Avery Barkley) and Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott).
Watch out, Rayna!
Nashville has cast Person of Interest's Susan Misner as a new love interest for Deacon (Charles Esten), TVLine reports.
Misner, 42, will appear in several episodes later this season as a...
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis
It's that time of the year again: awards season! The fete-ing all kicks off Sunday with the 70th Golden Globe Awards (8 ET/5 PT on NBC). Will Homeland continue its awards show winning streak? Is Lincoln the film to beat? Check out our predictions below and tell us your picks for the big prizes.
She might have started off as Nashville's mean girl, but Juliette Barnes has quickly become the character to root for.
When viewers first met the young starlet, played by Hayden Panettiere, she was rude, selfish, overly confident and a downright diva. During her first meeting with Rayna (Connie Britton) she made it clear that she was a superstar on the rise and Rayna was an old, fading has-been. She further proved she'd do anything to get ahead by sleeping with Rayna's producer. (Rayna's ex Deacon wasn't far behind.) But as Juliette's character opened up and her backstory was developed, it wasn't long before we found ourselves wanting her to succeed and thoroughly enjoying the scenes in which she was most vulnerable.
Happy New TV Year! With the brief holiday programming pause about to be over, it's already time to say goodbye to one of last year's better series: the evocative second season of BBC America's Golden Globe-nominated The Hour. A ticking-clock deadline fuels the suspense in Wednesday's gripping finale (9/8c). With showtime fast approaching for a new edition of the fictional '50s TV newsmagazine, The Hour's co-anchors find themselves embroiled in controversy and peril.
She's played a (mostly) happily married mother on Friday Night Lights and Nashville, but in real life, Connie Britton is choosing to raise her adopted son Yoby on her own.
If there's one thing we can count on from the Golden Globes, it's that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will never fail to be simultaneously great and frustrating. Such was the case with its nominations for the 70th annual show. Smash — yes, Smash — managed a series nod, while Mad Men is nowhere to be seen. But those weren't the only shockers Thursday morning.
Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin
Freshman series dominated Thursday's Golden Globe nominations, as Nashville, The Newsroom, Smash, Veep and Girls all scored nods, while former three-time drama series champ Mad Men was unceremoniously dropped.
After four straight nominations and three wins, Mad Men was eschewed in favor of ...