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Disney/ABC Television Group has inked an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement with Hulu Plus for Svod rights to the drama series. Beginning now, all past Nashville episodes and clips are available on the subscription service. Currently in its second season, Nashville, produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment, stars Connie Britton as music legend Rayna Jaymes and Hayden Panettiere as sassy up-and-comer Juliette Barnes. Cast also features Charles Esten, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella. Dee Johnson, R.J. Cutler, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan executive produce. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Up until now, "Nashville" has been able to walk the very fine line between drama and soap opera (minus the whole Season 1 finale car crash, of course). But on Wednesday (Feb. 5), the ABC southern series officially cemented its status as a soap.
Sure, the drama was always present in copious amounts, but as mayor of Nashville Teddy Conrad (Eric Close) watches his ex-con, ex-father-in-law Lamar Wyatt (Powers Boothe) drop to the ground in front of him with his second (!) heart attack and does nothing while the man dies right in front of his eyes as revenge for Lamar orchestrating Teddy's wife's murder, it can't be denied any more. "Nashville" is a soap opera.
Now, it's not like that's a horrible thing. Soap operas are entertaining with their over-the-top drama and are a great distraction from everyday life -- which is really all TV is. But what "Nashville" loses as a »
On ABC's Nashville, Rayna's (Connie Britton) love life is growing more complicated by the minute. After splitting from Teddy (Eric Close) last season, the country music diva has revived her career thanks to bad-boy Liam (Michiel Huisman), found a new love interest in fellow star Luke (Will Chase) and, after a near-death car crash, still can't seem to shake her attraction to former flame Deacon (Charles Esten). While fans are still rooting for Rayna and Deacon to find solid footing again -- they have a shared interest in the emotional (and musical) well-being of their daughter, Maddie (Lennon
- Lesley Goldberg
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