As someone who generally doesn't like country music (making me the odd one out in my family), I have to admit that the constant ads airing for the latest US hit - Nashville are surprisingly making me want to watch this programme.
The show (which US viewers get on ABC) focuses on two rival country singers. Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton, American Horror Story), a country music superstar about to be upstaged by the up and coming, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere, Heroes). Both ladies take an instant dislike to each other as they're both determined to continue the successes of their careers, especially when they both try to get the same guitarist - Deacon Claybourne (Charles Eston). Matters are also not helped by Rayna's husband running for Mayor of Nashville and Juliette's addict for a mother.
Both Britton and Panettiere have admitted during the launch of the show that their respective characters are influenced by real life country singers such as Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood and rating wise, the show has managed to average around 8 million viewers as well as general critical acclaim. It certainly seems to be a little different compared to some of ABC's other hits right now, so I definitely think I'll be giving this one a whirl. Even some of the songs seem rather catchy.
Season 1 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD6u9DFd5Ak
Nashville will air Thursdays at 10pm from February 7th on More4.