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Did The First Half of Nashville’s Season 1 Hit the Right Note?

ABC’s Nashville sang up a lot of drama during its winter finale on Wednesday. Rayna James (Connie Britton) found out about Teddy (Eric Close) being a thief, and then had to defend her scoundrel hubby against allegations he was cheating on her.

Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) felt the love from Sean's (Tilky Jones) family, until after dinner when his mother made it very clear Juliette wouldn’t be around for long. Being the woman she is, Juliette took it as a challenge. The success of Rayna and Juliette's duet led to the possibility of a co-tour.

Meanwhile, there was a bunch of romantic angst between Nashville’s best two characters, Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladio). At the same time, Avery (Jonathan Jackson) was faced with the decision of choosing his long-time friends and bandmates, or snatching up the music deal he was being offered.

What did you think of Nashville’s first half of the season?

Nashville Lands Full Season Order From ABC

Nashville has been singing the right notes for ABC, and now the soapy drama has been rewarded with a full season pick up, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, Nashville has averaged six million viewers and a 2.1 rating in 18-49. However, sales of its songs have helped generate revenue.

Working to its benefit, Nashville has been able to tap ancillary revenue from downloads of the T Bone Burnett-produced music from the series.  READ MORE

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!