Spoiler TV — DEACON OR LUKE? WHOM WILL RAYNA CHOOSE? FIND OUT ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “NASHVILLE,” SEPTEMBER 24 ON ABC
In a First, Cast Members Charles Esten and Chris Carmack and Superstar Duo Florida Georgia Line
Will Perform Live on “Nashville” for East Coast and West Coast Airings
“That’s Me Without You” – In the uniquely structured season premiere, a torn Rayna must choose not just between two men, but two directions that her life could take. Juliette, struggling to repair her relationship with Avery, auditions for the leading role of a film biopic. Meanwhile, Scarlett, determined to start fresh, embarks on a road trip home and bonds with an unexpected stowaway, and Will and Layla manage the fallout from his on-camera confession.
The third-season premiere of “Nashville” will be highlighted by three live performances within the episode—each performed twice—once for east coast and once for west coast. Real-life superstar duo Florida Georgia Line will perform one of their songs, Chris Carmack (Will Lexington) will sing “If It’s Love,” written by the Striking Matches, and Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne) will sing a song he co-wrote with Deanna Carter, “I Know How to Love You Now,” on the Season Premiere of “Nashville,” WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Fans can obtain a free download of the live songs performed that night by Chris Carmack and Charles Esten through www.abc.com/musiclounge between EST and PST airing for a 24 hour period. After that window, the songs will be available for purchase through ITunes.
“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.
Guest starring are Chaley Rose as Zoey, Aubrey Peeples as Layla and Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman.
TV Guide — Is Juliette Barnes ready to be a mom?
That’s a question ABC’s Nashville may pose when it returns for its third season this fall, producers have confirmed exclusively to TVGuide.com.
Though producers are keeping Season 3 specifics under wraps for now, executive producerDee Johnson tells TVGuide.com that the show will find a way to incorporate actress Hayden Panettiere’s real-life baby bump.
“We are going to address the idea of pregnancy,” Johnson teases. “That’s as much as I’ll say about that. … She’s faced with new obstacles, let’s put it that way.”
But if Juliette does turn out to be pregnant, who’s the daddy? The possibilities: Avery (Jonathan Jackson), who walked out on Juliette after learning of her ill-advised hookup with smarmy Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson, who’s been upped to a series regular this season) … or, the smarmy Jeff Fordham himself. Let’s hope it’s the former!
At the end of Season 2, it’s clear that Juliette is willing to do whatever it takes to win Avery back — and we’re guessing that a baby of ambiguous paternal origin would throw a bit of a wrench into that.
“I don’t think anything is simple in the world of Juliette,” Johnson notes.
That’s certainly an understatement!
I’ve added 450 HD logoless screencaptures to the gallery from last night’s episode of Nashville All Or Nothing With Me. Next weeks episode will be the season finale. No word yet on if Nashville has been renewed for a third season. Also, I have caught up on the other screencaptures that had been missing from the gallery, so be sure to check those out also!