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GET CAUGHT UP ON ALL THE LOVE, POWER, SEX AND SONG IN "NASHVILLE: THE WHOLE STORY," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 ON ABC
Relive your favorite moments and get caught up on all the romantic intrigue -- and America's hottest soundtrack -- from the series critics agree is one of the top new shows of the 2012-13 season, on "Nashville: The Whole Story," a special airing WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Nashville: The Whole Story" features clips that tell the intersecting tales of music industry greats Rayna James and Juliette Barnes -- one a legend, another on the rise -- as they make their own ways in life, love and in their careers. Rayna's lead guitarist, Deacon, shares a tortured past with her, but has also opened his heart and his arms to Juliette, as Rayna struggles to save her marriage to Teddy, who's running for Mayor. The election pits Teddy against longtime family friend Coleman Carlisle and quickly turns ugly, thanks to the machinations of Rayna's plotting father, Lamar. Meanwhile struggling artist Avery, budding singer/songwriter Scarlett and soulful troubadour Gunnar form a love triangle that produces not only incredible passion and moving and heartfelt music.
"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.
"Nashville: The Whole Story" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
The "Nashville" soundtrack will be released December 11 by Big Machine Records.
This episode of "Nashville" will be available on ABC.com the day after air for users to watch online. For more information on "Nashville" visit ABC.com/Nashville.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second) on 5/10/13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, May 2013) Set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene, "Nashville" follows Rayna Jaymes, a star at her peak, and Juliette Barnes, who is on the rise. When their record label sends them out on tour together after a hit single, 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. "Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette, Powers Boothe as Lamar, Charles Esten as Deacon, Eric Close as Teddy, Clare Bowen as Scarlett, Jonathan Jackson as Avery, Sam Palladio as Gunnar and Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman. Dee Johnson ("Boss," "The Good Wife"), R.J. Cutler ("The September Issue," "The War Room," "A Perfect Candidate"), Callie Khouri ("Thelma & Louise") and Steve Buchanan are executive producers of "Nashville." The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment.