Nashville

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

PC #59: Nashville, Arrow, Bobbi Kris, RHONJ and The Clash of The Lohans

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest pop culture headlines and TV storylines, including:

Did Bobbi Kristina Brown actually get engaged, or was it all a publicity ploy for her Lifetime reality series? Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina Lohan stirred up more drama. Justin Bieber pulls a prank.

Gossip Girl and 90210 returned, but their ratings were down. Are fans falling out of love with the shows? Nashville, one of the most highly-anticipated new shows of the season, premiered. Find out what the PC gang thought of its first episode. The CW debuted Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. ABC’s Revenge and Once Upon a Time continue to have the PC crew in their clutches. Can Luke and Regan ever eat soft serve ice cream again without thinking of The Good Wife? The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s season finale was packed full of jaw dropping drama.

All this and Melodie’s thoughts on Austin City Limits 2012 on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.

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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?

Hayden Panettiere on Nashville's Juliette: "She is Running From a Very Dark Past"




Just why is country upstart Juliette Barnes so darn right nasty? She got it from her mama! Our pals at Zap2it caught up with Juliette's portrayer Hayden Panettiere, who revealed a little about what makes the Nashville vixen tick.

Said Panettiere:

"You have to respect her to a certain degree," Panettiere says, "even though she is a little b*** at some times. She is running from a very dark past."

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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!

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PC #57: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Fool

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels weigh in on the latest pop culture hot topics and TV headlines, including:

Lindsay Lohan is allegedly attacked in New York City. Arnold Schwarzenegger writes a memoir. Sons of Anarchy star Johnny Lewis dies in a murder/suicide. 

The fall TV season is in full swing with the returns of Modern Family, The New Girl, Private Practice, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge and Once Upon a Time. Find out which shows  the PC gang can't get enough of.

A number of new series have also premiered this fall. What does the PC crew think about Ben and Kate, Partners, Revolution and Last Resort? Regan weighs in on the Weeds series finale.

In music news, the Foo Fighters are ending. What does the PC gang think of “Gangnam Style” as the song rockets up the charts? A brawl breaks out at the BET Awards.

All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.

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