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NASHVILLE
Air Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#118) "Take These Chains from My Heart"
[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.]

DEACON COMES TO A RECKONING ABOUT RAYNA, AND JOLENE SUSPECTS DANTE IS CHEATING ON JULIETTE, ON ABC'S "NASHVILLE"

Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Michiel Huisman, Susan Misner, Chris Carmack and Jay Hernandez, Guest Star

"Take These Chains from My Heart" - Liam invites Rayna to run away with him to finish her album, and Deacon is surprised by his own reaction, as well as Stacy's accusations; Jolene warns Juliette about Dante's loyalty, which only drives the two women further apart; Teddy faces off with Peggy about the leaks, and in the wake of her father's illness, Tandy proposes a new alliance to Coleman. Meanwhile Gunnar tries out some new music, and Avery and Scarlett reconnect, on "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"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 Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Peggy Kenter, Michiel Huisman as Liam, Susan Misner as Stacey Douglas, Sylvia Jeffries as Jolene, Jay Hernandez as Dante Rivas, Judith Hoag as Tandy, Maisy Stella as Daphne, Lennon Stella as Maddie, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, David Alford as Bucky Dawes and Kourtney Hansen as Emily.

"Take These Chains from My Heart" was written by Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin, and directed by Eric Stoltz.

"Nashville" 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.

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.

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NASHVILLE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/10/12 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (22 episodes)
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.
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