Articles for Nashville (FOX) Season 1

Premiere Date and Time: Friday, September 14, 9pmNetwork: FOXTime Slot Competition: Women‘s Murder Club, Moonlight, Friday Night Lights, WWE Friday Night SmackdownCast: Jeff Allen, Rachel Bradshaw, Sarah Gunsolus, Lindsey Hager, Matt Jenkins, Jamey Johnson, Clint Moseley, Monty Powell, Chuck Wicks Read more »
In BuddyTV‘s 2007 Fall TV Guide, we scoured the new shows for this year‘s biggest potential hits and misses. We found the ones that you should be following and which ones will probably get canceled early. The hits include Journeyman, Kid Nation and Dirty Sexy Money while the misses are Samantha Who?, Viva Laughlin, and Nashville.There is no chance that FOX‘s Nashville will survive. None, zero, nil, nada. If it lasts more than six episodes, I will be shocked. Heck, if it survives into week two, my jaw may drop. There are only three certainties in life: death, taxes, and the fact that Nashville will be the first casualty of the 2007-‘08 TV season.The self-named “docu-soap” from the same team that gave us Laguna Beach follows the lives of several pretty, young people hoping to make it big in Music City, U.S.A. There are countless reasons why this show is doomed for failure, but I shall only provide the top three, and leave you to judge if there‘s any room for doubt. Read more »
Nashville, which premieres tonight on FOX, is the first network TV show (as far as I can tell) that is delving into the world of reality docu-soaps.  By the confusing and annoying title “reality docu-soap”, I mean a show like Laguna Beach or The Hills that is technically about real people, but is also mostly staged and shot more like a film (or a film imitating a documentary) that a reality show.  Nashville follows young musicians and singers as they vie for stardom in the famed music breeding ground that is Nashville, Tennessee.  FOX is clearly trying to wrap Nashville into the American Idol niche, telling the true stories of up-and-comers who start in anonymity and move on to bigger things.  It‘s an interesting experiment, although I‘m not sure it‘s going to work. Read more »
FOX‘s 2007 fall season is off to a rocky and disappointing start.  The network‘s new reality docu-soap, Nashville, debuted last Friday to dismal and discouraging ratings.  Nashville is FOX‘s first new program for the season. Nielsen Media Research determined that Nashville came in dead last in its 9pm time slot.  The show finished behind five other programs including three reruns. Read more »
I don‘t mean to brag, but I told you so. When the fall season was announced, I instantly foresaw that FOX‘s docu-soap Nashville would be the first casualty of the new fall lineup, and it turns out I was right. After airing just two very low-rated episodes, FOX has pulled Nashville from its deadly Friday night time slot, though the network claims the move is temporary.The official word is that Nashville “will be rescheduled at a later date.” However, that is probably code for “To save some embarrassment for being the first network to cancel a new show, we will claim it‘s on hiatus until we officially dump it later on.” In its place, FOX will air repeats of another new show, K-Ville. Read more »
Nashville, FOX‘s new docu-soap from the people who brought you Laguna Beach and The Hills, debuted last Friday with horrendous ratings.  The show flopped worse than anyone could have imagined, finishing last among network shows, three of which were re-runs.  That‘s not a good way to start your series.  FOX was looking to make Nashville a staple of its Friday night line-up and solidify the night as a viable ratings success in anticipation of The Next Great American Band‘s debut in late October.  Now that Nashville has thus far been a failure, how will that impact the future of American Band? Read more »
FOX‘s Nashville, a reality series/soap opera about several aspiring country music artists, was pulled off the air and put on temporary hiatus after only after two weeks, due to poor ratings.  One of the show‘s cast members, Matt Jenkins, recently revealed in his MySpace blog that he himself perceived the show to be a risky undertaking. “To be honest I went into this whole thing realizing what a risk it was going to be doing a show like this... good and bad!” he wrote on an entry dated October 16.  “Having seen the first [two] episodes I certainly have mixed feelings about the experience...” Read more »
Yes, we know Nashville is canceled.  But, at the end of September, BuddyTV had the distinct honor of attending the FOX Fall TV press junket.  There were a plethora of interviews scheduled for everyone, and the show with the biggest interviewee turn out was Nashville.  Remember Nashville, everyone?  It was the reality show on FOX from the creators of Laguna Beach and The Hills. It‘s not really a reality show, but it does feature people living their lives as themselves, but the producers set up situations and conversations, and the cast members actually do different takes of their conversations.  Anyway, Nashville only lasted two episodes before tasting the cruel steel of the FOX guillotine, but that does not erase the fact that we at BuddyTV interviewed six different Nashville cast members.  Read more »
Following the earlier leads of NBC and FOX, ABC has announced its TV broadcast schedule for the fall of 2012. Much of the schedule does look familiar -- only 5 new series will debut in the fall -- but there are some big changes to watch for. Get the ABC fall 2012 schedule scoop here! Read more »
Despite inferior ratings from those of last year, the season finales of Modern Family and Criminal Minds topped the top most-engaged TV shows last week. They were followed closely by The Voice and the soon-to-finale Law & Order: SVU, along with two of NBC‘s new series. Read more »

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