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Hulu has posted the pilot episode of the new ABC drama series NASHVILLE ahead of its scheduled premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10/9c. In the premiere episode, Rayna learns that her record label wants her to tour as the opening act for newcomer Juliette Barnes, and when she refuses, the stage is set for the ultimate power struggle for popularity. Complicating matters, Lamar's drive for power results in backing Teddy in a run for Mayor of Nashville, against Rayna's wishes. To watch the episode in full, click here!
One of this fall's most anticipated and critically-acclaimed series, "Nashville," debuts WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, starring Emmy nominee Connie Britton ("American Horror Story) and Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes"), and created by Oscar-winning screenwriter CALLIE KHOURI ("Thelma & Louise"). Shot entirely in Nashville, Tennessee, each episode of the series takes us into a captivating world of music, power, talent, sex, love, heartbreak and redemption, featuring original songs by established and breakout songwriters sung by the stars of the series.
Music legend and entertainment icon Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) has been one of the industry's top female vocalists for two decades. After working tirelessly to elevate her game, Rayna suddenly discovers her passion for the business is not enough to compete with the new generation of talent lighting up the charts. She is reluctant to accept the emerging trend in the business and refuses to be steamrolled by her longtime label, which she helped build. When they give her an offer she can't refuse, Rayna is forced to accept the harsh reality that she'll have to start over and reinvent herself if she plans on continuing to be relevant.
Offstage things aren't much easier for Rayna, whose father, Lamar Wyatt (Powers Boothe), is Nashville's most powerful businessman. Their distant relationship is strained by years of resentment and powerful secrets that begin to boil over when Lamar and Rayna's sister, Tandy, start a scheme involving Rayna's husband, Teddy (Eric Close). For Teddy Conrad, this might be his time to share the spotlight instead of being the man behind the woman. For years he's competed against Rayna's greatest love... her music. He's been haunted by her romantic entanglements, which he thought were buried in the past, but now his choice to align himself with Rayna's father could send her running back into the arms of her soul mate.