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.
Guiding Light, One Life to Live Alum Hayden Panettiere to Get Her Honky Tonky on in 'Nashville' PilotBy Luke Kerr on March 01, 2012
As if soap fans didn’t have a good enough reason to tune into ABC’s pilot Nashville, thanks to the news former General Hospital star Jonathan Jackson will be in the potential series. According to Deadline, former Guiding Light, One Life to Live and Heroes star Hayden Panettiere has joined the pilot’s cast as teen sensation Juliette Barnes, whom the show’s lead character, 40-year-old fading country queen Rayna James, is forced to tour with or lose her tour altogether.
Hollywood keeps digging into the past as they search for the next big box office hit of the future. E Online is reporting Hayden Panettiere auditioned for a role opposite of Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford in the upcoming remake of Footloose.
Panettiere, my source says, recently sang for filmmakers (the new Footloose is being turned into a full-blown musical à la the Broadway version). "They were really impressed," the insider gushes. "No one realized what a good singer she is."
Do you want a remake of Footloose or should they leave it alone? What do you think of Hayden possibly being in the remake?
NBC is expected to trim the episode order for its one-time juggernaut serial Heroes from 25 to 18-20 episodes next season according to Ad Age. Perhaps the new slogan should be, "Save The Episodes, Save a Buck"? No?