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NASHVILLE
Air Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#219) "Crazy"
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MADDIE'S NEWS GOES VIRAL AND STIRS A MEDIA FRENZY, RAYNA GOES ON GMA TO MANAGE IT, AND SCARLETT'S MOTHER WREAKS HAVOC, ON "NASHVILLE"

"GMA" ANCHOR ROBIN ROBERTS AND CO-HOSTS OF "THE VIEW" GUEST STAR AS THEMSELVES

"Crazy" - Maddie's news goes viral and stirs a media frenzy including being a "Hot Topic" on "The View," and the real-life Ladies of "The View"- Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Barbara Walters guest-star as themselves. Rayna tries to manage the fallout by going on "Good Morning America" and real-life anchor Robin Roberts guest stars as herself. When Juliette faces more empty seats on her tour, she reaches out to Charlie Wentworth (Charlie Bewley) for a favor, and Scarlett's mother, Beverly (Dana Wheeler-Nicolson), surprises her daughter in San Francisco, but things do not go well, on "Nashville," APRIL 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.

Guest starring Judith Hoag as Tandy Hampton, Chaley Rose as Zoey, Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman, David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charlie Bewley as Charlie Wentworth, Dana Wheeler-Nicolson as Beverly O'Connor, and Lyle Friedrichs as Journalist.

"Crazy" was written by Debra Fordham and directed by Jean de Segonzac.

"Nashville" is executive-produced by Dee Johnson ("Boss," "The Good Wife"), R.J. Cutler ("The September Issue," "The War Room," "A Perfect Candidate"), Callie Khouri ("Thelma & Louise") and Steve Buchanan. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment, and is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

For more information about "Nashville" visit ABC.com/Nashville

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NASHVILLE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/10/12 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) Set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene, the critically-acclaimed series follows Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes. Both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In "Nashville," musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storms driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame, others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne
· Chris Carmack as Will Lexington
· Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor
· Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes
· Eric Close as Teddy Conrad
· Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes
· Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley
· Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad
· Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad
· Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt
· Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle
CREW INFORMATION:
· Callie Khouri as CRTR/EP
· Dee Johnson as EP
· James Parriott as EP
· R.J. Cutler as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Steve Buchanan as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Lionsgate Television
· Opry Entertainment