It's easy to dismiss Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) as a terrible mother on ABC's Nashville, but when the show later this month, it quickly becomes apparent that her issues stem from more than just selfishness.

Like any good A-list celebrity, Juliette maintains the façade that her work/life balance is just peachy as she continues to throw herself into her career, despite the fact that she and her husband Avery (Jonathan Jackson) are separated and she hasn't seen her new daughter Cadence in weeks. But her public image starts to crumble in Episode 2, when an appearance on LIVE with Kelly and Michael turns disastrousvand prompts speculation that she may be grappling with post-partum depression.

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Will a breakdown on live TV derail Juliette's big comeback?

Here's a first look at Panettiere with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, who are guest-starring as themselves in the episode, which airs on Sept. 30.

 <p>Hayden Panettiere, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, <em>Nashville</em></p><p>

Hayden Panettiere, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Nashville

Nashville returns Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on ABC.