May 15, 2012



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NASHVILLE:  Wednesday 10PM on ABC


WHAT IT’S SAYING:  Good old girls tusslin’ and singin’ in the world of country music.

WHAT IT’S REALLY SAYING:  Country Strong without the pills–but nobody saw Country Strong.  The dialogue isn’t exactly subtle.  Sure, Callie Khouri wrote Thelma & Louise, but the pickings have been slim in the 20 years since.  Still, Connie Britton is God.  And Hayden Panetierre looks like she’s having a lot of fun as the pop crossover minx.  A definite fit for what had been the Revenge guilty pleasure slot on Wednesdays, where it’ll probably face 2 procedurals.  Plus it may have broader appeal than Revenge, which could give the network happy options later in the season.




About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."