The first episode of Nashville, titled "Pilot," aired on October 10, 2012. The first season contained 21 episodes. The season finale, an episode entitled "I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive," aired on May 22, 2013.
The premiere of season two, titled "I Fall to Pieces," aired on September 25, 2013. Season two consisted of 22 episodes; the season ended on May 4, 2014 with an episode entitled "On the Other Hand." As of February 2015, the series is in its third season. The third season opened on September 24, 2014 with the episode "That’s Me Without You."
The musical drama, Nashville, stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes and Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne. Other cast members include Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott and Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham. The show was created by Callie Khouri and centers around Rayna Jaymes’ Nashville music career and a forced partnership with up-and-coming star Juliette Barnes. Special guest stars appearing as themselves on the show have included Barbara Walters, Brad Paisley, Mario Lopez, Michelle Obama and Carrie Underwood.