Scoop: Without a Trace Vet Eric Close Joins ABC Drama Pilot Nashville

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Eric Close NashvilleWithout a Trace alum Eric Close is making tracks to Nashville, ABC’s drama pilot set against the backdrop of the country music scene.

The project, written by Callie Khouri and directed by R.J. Cutler, centers on a fading country singer who is forced to team up with a teen sensation (Hayden Panettiere). Close will play the husband of the former.

The cast also includes Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital) and Powers Boothe (Deadwood).

Comments (8)

  • Loved him ever since “Now and Again.”

    Comment by maggie – March 5, 2012 10:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too! That was such a great show. Sigh! I’d love for this to work out for him because he isn’t on our screens nearly enough.

      Comment by gretchen – March 5, 2012 11:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Now and Again was like Firefly for romantics. What a great show it was! Eric has a fan for life because of it.

        Comment by Lisa – March 6, 2012 02:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve loved him since “The Magnificent Seven.”

      Comment by jojo – March 5, 2012 11:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ditto on Now and Again and Magnificent Seven. I was able to watch all the Magnificent Seven on Hulu; anyone know where to find Now and Again online? I even watched him in Chaos and well the show just didn’t click with the audience, but it was nice to see him again on tv. Looking forward to seeing him again soon.

      Comment by Dawn – March 6, 2012 08:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved him on Without a Trace, and will definitely watch his new show.

    Comment by Maria – March 6, 2012 04:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope him the best. I miss him on WAT, and I loved him in Magnificent 7. Lets hope this network gives this show a chance to find an audience and promote it better.

    Comment by Skyland22 – March 13, 2012 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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