Connie Britton

Did ABC’s Nashville Sing The Right Tune?

After months of built up anticipation and fantastic trailers promoting Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) vs. Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), Nashville premiered Wednesday night on ABC. You might not have to be a country music fan to enjoy Nashville, but the ABC drama was packed with boot scootin' charm and at least one or two “bless his/her hearts” (which my Daytime Confidential co-hosts have led me to believe is a polite Southern put down).

My favorite part came when Rayna’s two daughters were singing along to Juliette’s song in the car until she shut it off. When they protested, she replied, “Mama’s got a headache.” One character I hope to see more of is Avery Barkley (General Hospital's Jonathan Jackson). 

What grade do you give the Nashville pilot?

Watch The Nashville Pilot Now!

ABC’s Nashville is one of the most anticipated new dramas of the 2012 season. Now you can watch the pilot before it premieres on Oct. 10. Nashville stars Friday Night Light’s Connie Britton, former Guiding Light and One Life to Live star Hayden Panettiere and General Hospital favorite Jonathan Jackson.

Britton’s Rayna Jaymes is the Queen of Country, but the label is worried her reign is coming to an end, so they're sending her on tour with upstart, crossover artist Juliette Barnes (Panettiere). Watch the Nashville pilot and tell us what you think. Did you love it or hate it? Check it out after the jump!


Hayden Panettiere Previews Being "Bratty and Snotty" to Connie Britton on Nashville

Will the country songbirds collide or coexist on ABC's upcoming musical drama Nashville? According Hayden Panettiere, don't look for her character to have Sunday afternoon singalongs with Connie Britton's Rayna James. Panettiere told People: READ MORE

My character, Juliette Barnes, is very edgy She comes off very diva-ish and bratty and snotty sometimes.

General Hospital Stars and Soap Grads Party at 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party


Nancy Lee Grahn and Anthony Geary were among the General Hospital stars who celebrated at the 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27. Their costar Kelly Monaco, who will be competing in the upcoming season of Dancing with the All-Stars against Pamela Anderson and Drew Lachey, also attended. 

Former soap stars Jonathan Jackson and Hayden Panettiere, who star in ABC’s country drama Nashville also joined in the festivities.  See more photos of current and former soap stars at the 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party after the jump!


Hayden Panettiere and Jonathan Jackson Get Their Honky Tonk Suds on in Nashville Teaser!

ABC has released a first look at their highly-anticipated country music soap Nashville. The freshman series revolves around Rayna (Connie Britton), a country superstar who starts to lose her luster, while younger singing sensation Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) is on the rise.

General Hospital alum Jonathan Jackson also stars as Avery, an aspiring musician, who is a bit of a bad boy. Check out the preview after the jump! READ MORE

Two More Seasons of Friday Night Lights?

I know I am not the only DC'er in love with the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights so I will spread the hopeful news that has me smiling from ear to ear: FNL may be getting a two season pick up! According to Michael Ausiello (, who has the exclusive news, it's looking good that FNL will get a fourth season as NBC and DirecTV try to work out a deal. Season three, airing now on NBC, had its first run on DirecTV.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that NBC is engaged in active talks with DirecTV to extend their unique shared-window experiment with Friday Night Lights. But there's a catch -- and it's a good one. According to an insider close to the negotiations, DTV and NBC might only seal the deal if they can get – holy Connie Britton Taylor! -- a two-season pickup.