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Start TV Picks Up ‘Nashville’

Nashville on Start TV
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Connie Britton drama Nashville starts on Start TV Network May 3. The musical drama will air in the Monday-Sunday 11 p.m. ET/PT slot. Hayden Panettiere is in the cast with Britton. 

Nashville premiered on ABC in 2012 and shifted to CMT in early 2017. It follows the lives and rivalry of country singers Rayna James (Britton), the reigning “Queen of Country,” and Juliette Barnes (Panettiere), a devious star who challenges Rayna’s position at the top of the charts. The series also stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen and Chris Carmack. 

Musical guest stars across the show’s six seasons include Steven Tyler, Elton John, Christina Aguilera and Brad Paisley. 

Nashville will lead out of Rizzoli & Isles and will lead into The Good Wife

Part of Weigel, multicast network Start TV showcases strong female leading characters. Its shows include Major Crimes, The Closer and Medium

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.