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NASHVILLE
Air Date: Thursday, January 03, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot" (Repeat)
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

RAYNA JAYMES LEARNS THAT HER RECORD LABEL WANTS HER TO TOUR AS THE OPENING ACT FOR NEWCOMER JULIETTE BARNES, ON ABC'S "NASHVILLE"

"Pilot" -- Music legend and entertainment icon Rayna Jaymes, one of the industry's top female vocalists for two decades, suddenly discovers her passion for the business is not enough to compete with the new generation of talent lighting up the charts. Reluctant to accept the emerging trend in the business, she refuses to be steamrolled by her longtime label, which she helped build. But when Rayna's label wants her to tour as the opening act for newcomer Juliette Barnes, and when she refuses, the stage is set for the ultimate power struggle for popularity, on "Nashville," THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/10/12)

"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle and Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt.

Guest starring in "Pilot" are Judith Hoag as Tandy Wyatt, JD Souther as Watty White and Burgess Jenkins as Randy Roberts. Co-stars include Lennon Stella as Maddie, Maisy Stella as Daphne, David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman, Todd Truly as Marshall Evans and Sylvia Jeffries as Juliette's Mother.

"Nashville" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

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NASHVILLE (ABC)
Returns Wednesday, September 24
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/10/12 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's third) on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) Set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene, the critically-acclaimed series follows Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes. Both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In "Nashville," musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storms driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame, others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne
· Chris Carmack as Will Lexington
· Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor
· Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes
· Eric Close as Teddy Conrad
· Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes
· Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley
· Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad
· Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad
· Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt
· Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle
CREW INFORMATION:
· Callie Khouri as CRTR/EP
· Dee Johnson as EP
· James Parriott as EP
· R.J. Cutler as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Steve Buchanan as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Lionsgate Television
· Opry Entertainment