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Nashville: ABC Orders Full Season [release]

As previously reported, ABC has ordered a full season of freshman drama Nashville. Here’s the official press release with a few more details:

ABC PICKS UP NEW DRAMA “NASHVILLE” FOR FULL SEASON

Pick-Up Joins Previously Announced Full Season Orders for “The Neighbors” and “Scandal”

ABC has picked up a full season of new drama “Nashville,” it was announced today. “Nashville” joins previously announced full season orders for new comedy “The Neighbors” and returning drama series “Scandal.” “Nashville” airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

On average during Wednesday’s 10:00 o’clock hour, ABC rookie “Nashville” is No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49 (3.2/9), beating CBS’ veteran “C.S.I.” by 3% (3.1/9) and NBC’s freshman “Chicago Fire” by 33% (2.4/7). The new ABC drama also leads the hour with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demographics (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). Overall for the season, “Nashville” ranks among the Top 3 new TV series in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, while qualifying as the No. 2 freshman program with Women 18-49. “Nashville” attracts an advertiser-coveted upscale audience, pulling in 30% higher ratings among Adults 18-49 in homes with $100k+ annual income (index of 130) to make it the top indexing new drama on broadcast TV this season, and the No. 2 highest-rated freshman show overall.

“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle and Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt.

Dee Johnson, R.J. Cutler, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan are executive producers of “Nashville.” The pilot was written by Callie Khouri and directed by R.J. Cutler. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Gaylord Entertainment.

 

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Laura December 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

Never watched Scandal but I do love Nashville it is the best new drama out there. I’m not a huge Hayden Panettiere fan but the rest of the cast is great especially Connie Britton! I miss drama shows so sick of reality shows and this one is the perfect fit

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Rena Moretti November 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

More nonsense out of ABC.

They must have already ordered 22 of these failures.

Why would anyone want more of the disaster that are Nashville or Scandal?

Why would ABC want more bad, low-rated shows (both interestingly featuring atrociously bad actresses : Hayden Panettiere and Kerry Washington)?

Are they out of their minds at ABC?

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Maggie November 13, 2012 at 5:25 am

Yay!!! I love the chemistry between Deacon and Rayna. I’m glad they ordered the new episodes because I want to know more about their past and why Rayna just barely tolerates her father.

Scandal is a great show too and so perfect in this day and time. I hope they “rip from the headlines,” as this week’s news (Petreaus) is exactly up Olivia’s aisle!

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Rena Moretti November 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Scandal may have been good had they hired a good actress as the lead, but Kerry Washington just makes me switch the channel. She can’t even act convincingly (she has one expression: angry) in a Weight Watchers commercial!

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