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The Music of Nashville: An Essential Playlist

Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere

The official soundtrack for ABC's Nashville was released this week, and in case you haven't been keeping up with the series, we've put together a playlist to help you catch up before it returns in January.

"The music is as much a part of the narrative as the dialogue," according to creator Callie Khouri, whose husband, renowned producer T-Bone Burnett, is the series' musical director. (Check out ABC's accompanying On the Record web series for additional insights into the music from the actors and producers.)

And not to worry — though Nashville takes place in the titular country music capital of the world, its songs have mass appeal, even for... read more

Nashville: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys

Charles Esten

As two divas from different generations on ABC's Nashville, Connie Britton's Rayna Jaymes and Hayden Panettiere's Juliette Barnes steal the show's spotlight, both onstage and off. But as the series approaches the midseason mark, it's actually the men surrounding the two leading ladies whose story lines are keeping us tuned in every week. Will Rayna's husband win the race for mayor — and if so, at what cost? Will Juliette deflower her football player beau? Here, we break down the men of Nashville — including which ones have won us over, which ones we're keeping a wary eye on, and who we're still on the fence about.

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Wednesday TV Review: SVU Turns 300 (and CSI Isn't Far Behind), Plus Nashville

Mariska Hargitay

Hitting the 300-episode benchmark is an impressive achievement for any series, but by the standards of the Law & Order franchise, SVU still has a ways to go before it approaches, let alone overtakes, the longevity of the still-missed mothership, which clocked more than 450 hours before NBC's abrupt pulling of the plug two years ago. read more

Wyclef Jean Moves to Nashville

Wyclef Jean and the cast of Nashville

Wyclef Jean has landed a recurring role on Nashville.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rapper-singer will play... read more

General Hospital, Today Top Daytime Emmys

Jonathan Jackson and Anthony Geary

General Hospital won big at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, walking away with five trophies, including best drama series.

ABC's last remaining soap also won for best drama directing team, best actor for Anthony Geary (his record seventh win), best supporting actress for Nancy Lee Grahn and best supporting actor for longtime fan favorite Jonathan Jackson. Jackson left the series after... read more

Daytime Emmy Scoop and Fearless Predictions

Anthony Geary

Apparently, we had nothing to worry about. There was a collective sigh of relief in the daytime TV community last month when it was announced that the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards would air Saturday, June 23 on cable channel HLN (8/7c). Up until then, it was widely believed the awards — which no network wanted — would go untelevised or end up on the Internet. But Malachy Wienges, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, tells TV Guide Magazine that he "always had two backup plans in place — including one with Reelz — if the HLN [deal] didn't happen. We would never have let these awards leave television."

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General Hospital's Anthony Geary Talks Emmys, Booze and Luke's Four-Way Romance

Anthony Geary

He may need a bigger mantel. General Hospital's Anthony Geary won the first of his record six Daytime Emmys as outstanding lead actor exactly 30 years ago, and now he's up for a seventh. read more

VIDEO: Get Your First Look at ABC's New Series Nashville, Last Resort and More

Nashville

ABC has released trailers for its new fall series, including Nashville, The Neighbors and Last Resort, as well as previews for new midseason shows, such as How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life). Check out the videos below.

Nashville is a family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows two musicians, one who's already a star (Connie Britton) and the other who's on the rise... read more

ABC Orders Connie Britton Drama, Sarah Chalke Comedy and 7 More to Series

Connie Britton

ABC has joined in on the pre-Upfronts presentations fray by ordering five new series.

On the drama side, ABC has ordered... read more

Pilot Season: FNL, American Horror Story's Connie Britton Joins ABC's Nashville

Connie Britton

Connie Britton won't be off your TV screen for very long. She has just landed the lead in ABC's Nashville pilot.

The family soap takes place among the Nashville music scene. Britton plays... read more

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