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.
Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton
Though the TV season is already a few weeks old, tonight counts as one of the biggest rollouts of fall, with three high-profile premieres on three networks, including my favorite pilot of an admittedly anemic batch.
Even in a better season, ABC's Nashville (10/9c) would stand out, making beautiful music and juicy drama with its sensationally entertaining medley of backstage rivalries, family and political shenanigans, and enough sexy-sudsy twists to transform Music City into Sin City. Can you enjoy Nashville if country music isn't your thing?
Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton
Nashville creator and executive producer Callie Khouri wants people to know that you don't have to love (or even like) country music to enjoy her new show — but you might fall in love with the show's original tunes anyway.
"It's far from a show just about country music," Khouri, who won a screenplay Oscar for writing Thelma and Louise, tells TVGuide.com. "It has characters that are real, they're layered, they're complicated, they're terrible, they're fantastic, they're all the things that people are."
Hatfields & McCoys
History Channel's miniseries Hatfields & McCoys premiered to a record 13.9 million viewers on Monday.
The program, which continues Tuesday and Wednesday at 9/8c, was the No. 1 non-sports telecast in basic cable television history.
Inside History's epic miniseries Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
For Kevin Costner, the beard was probably the toughest part. "It went on one hair at a time, singly laid in," he says of the old-man whiskers he wears for Hatfields & McCoys, an epic three-night miniseries beginning tonight on History. Costner plays Devil Anse Hatfield, patriarch and neighbor-from-hell to Randall McCoy (an equally fuzzy-faced Bill Paxton). "My chin would...
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