Fall TV Preview

Nashville Scoop: Oliver Hudson Joins Season 2 Cast — Will He Make Beautiful Music With Rayna?

Oliver Hudson NashvilleDeacon, meet your competition.

Rules of Engagement‘s Oliver Hudson is making his way to Nashville this fall as a recurring love interest for Connie Britton’s Rayna, TVLine has learned.

According to sources, Hudson will play a charming, audacious, take-no-prisoners businessman who promises to “shake things up in Nashville.”

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Nashville‘s second season, set to premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will show us the aftermath of Rayna and Deacon’s car accident, then will move ahead several weeks. The near-death experience sends Rayna’s album sales soaring, making her the apple in the eye of her label’s new top exec (Hudson).

Hudson is the ABC drama’s second new Season 2 hire, joining Chaley Rose as Scarlett’s longtime BFF.



Comments (53)

  • I was rooting for Deacon and Rayna all through season 1, but I never believed they’d be a couple, at least not now, and especially not after that accident. I’m just glad a new (attractive) love interest is being introduced. I don’t want her to go back to Teddy!

    I hope Liam comes back, too, and is willing to be Rayna’s friend. He was hot!

    Comment by Laura – July 31, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is a HORRIBLE picture of Oliver Hudson!

    Comment by Kaelsma – July 31, 2013 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. That is a TERRIBLE picture of him. He is HOT.

      Comment by april-ann – July 31, 2013 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agreed! Did they ever show him shirtless on Rules? I didn’t watch enough to know if they did, but hopefully Nashville does!

        Comment by z – August 1, 2013 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Always thought he looked a lot like Deacon.

    Comment by sccates – July 31, 2013 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woot! Love Oliver!

    Comment by Michelle – July 31, 2013 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • SO excited. Adored him since Dawson’s Creek, and was pleasantly surprised to see him in Grownups 2. Excited!! All this Man Candy on the show, it’ll be like porn.

      Comment by lorna – August 1, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Uhm, he looks exactly like Deacon. She needs to break from type

    Comment by Gech – July 31, 2013 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Oliver Hudson! I like Nashville and this news just makes the show that much better!

    Comment by sarah – July 31, 2013 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So weird to see this news just as I’m watching Rules of Engagement (I love Oliver in there). Can’t wait to see him on Nashville!

    Comment by LaurenTVEA (@LaurenTVEA) – July 31, 2013 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He can’t act.

    Comment by nunya – July 31, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • People said the same thing about Chip

      Comment by Riana – July 31, 2013 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree nunya. Hudson is a terrible actor. But he’s very attractive, which seems to matter more in Hollywood. He and his sister Kate also have connections that help a lot.

      Comment by Maggie – July 31, 2013 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Neither can Blake Lively or Jessica Alba, yet they get roles. Love Oliver!

        Comment by lorna – August 1, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Let’s give him a chance. The Emmys crown so many who can’t act. This is tv not stage.

      Comment by april-ann – July 31, 2013 08:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve only seen Oliver in R of E as a dumb guy. I am anxious to see what else he can do. Glad he’s got work after the travesty of the Rules cancellation. Boo CBS.

      Comment by Mel – August 1, 2013 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oliver Hudson was hilarious on RoE. While I’m glad he is trying a different type of show/character, I am disappointed I won’t be seeing him in a comedy.

    Comment by Zach – July 31, 2013 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ohhhh, Nashville is definitely a comedy sometimes. LOL

      Comment by TL – July 31, 2013 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please don’t mess with Rayna and Deacon,their the reason i watch the show!!!!

    Comment by peggy – July 31, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHAT, Rayna and Deacon aren’t staying together :( I don’t want to see her with anyone else. So excited for the new season to start!

    Comment by Caroline – July 31, 2013 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m with you, but doesn’t this imply that Deacon dies in the crash? We now know that Reyna didn’t. Is it believable that they BOTH survive? I hope so but I’m not sure.

      Comment by JayJay – August 1, 2013 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes drama shows tend to when there is an accident like this kill off one of the characters but there is a season 2 teaser on youtube that Rayna is in a coma and Deacon is alive as well. Deacon is asking if she is going to die and it appears he is talking to Coleman and is probably back in rehab. It is plausible that Deacon was unijured in the accident

        Comment by Leslie – August 20, 2013 09:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please,please keep deacon and rayna together. I was hoping. That she was pregnant with deacon,s child. Deacon needs a break and some happiness. Great actor.

      Comment by I laster – September 30, 2013 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wait, is Rules of Engagement cancelled? It was just getting good.

    Comment by Jason Paul – July 31, 2013 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That show was NEVER good.

      Comment by Gayle – August 1, 2013 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agreed, Gayle. Surprised they took so long to get that idiocy off the tv.

        Comment by Jena – August 8, 2013 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE “Nashville!!” …. I just hope Deacon didn’t get killed in the accident!! I’m ok with an old flame coming into the picture.. BUT PLEASE DON’T KILL OFF DEACON!!! I had heard a rumor “someone wasn’t coming back”. Chip is an awesome actor!!!

    Comment by Paula – July 31, 2013 08:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I didn’t expect Deacon and Rayna to get together now after that accident but I’m pretty sure they’ll end up together for good sooner or later because, let’s face it, they belong together and they always have – no matter what new ‘love interest’ either of them is going to have next season. I hope Liam comes back again though. He’s such a good guy and a great friend to Rayna.

    Comment by Vanessa – August 1, 2013 02:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I so hope you are right!

      Comment by K – August 4, 2013 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oliver Hudson, seriously? No offence but surely they could attract a bigger name than that. What’s Michael Ealy up to these days?

    Comment by Miranda – August 1, 2013 02:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All I want is Liam coming back and finally having a fling with Rayna!

    Comment by Emma – August 1, 2013 03:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hell yes to that!

      Comment by Miranda – August 1, 2013 03:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Oliver Hudson. I watch reruns of Rules of Engagement every day ..he is funny and handsome. He does his family proud.

    Comment by Becky – August 1, 2013 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so super excited about this! I loved Oliver on Dawson’s Creek, and think he will have great chemistry with Connie!

    Comment by Alisa – August 1, 2013 06:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whatever u do, do not make the same mistake other shows have in the past. Deacon and Rayna belong together and Deacon needs to man up and take responsibility now that he has a kid to deal with. It makes things interesting when new people come into the picture but in the end don’t leave fans disappointed. We have had enough of the Brenda and the Brooke’s losing the guy to the blonde sluts!

    Comment by Sarah – August 1, 2013 06:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They are going to ruin this show.

    Comment by Gayle – August 1, 2013 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No, No, No!!!! Rayna and Deacon belong together. Why can’t they be together and try and mend their relationship and actually be happy.

    Comment by shar – August 1, 2013 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously?! How many different love interests does Rayna need??

    Comment by Emma – August 1, 2013 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh no!!! Rayna and Deacon belong together because they love each other to much to stay apart😍😍😍I guess it is good to have competition so that they both realize they need each other especially that Deacon knows Maddie is his daughter and that is what he always wanted with Rayna.Deacon and Rayna forever always!!!!!!!!!😘😘😘😘

    Comment by Dorothy – August 2, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They are about to make Rayna look like a bigger slut than her nemesis Juliette. Seems Juliette is maturing and maybe cleaning up her act while Rayna is fallin – no, jumping, off her throne! The show has been great for new music coming from Scarlett, Juliette, Rayna and their guys. Keep the emphasis on showcasing really interesting new music and let the soap opera affairs fill in the background. Let’s face it, only Deacon is a really strong character on the show and no character is stronger than the new music.

    Comment by Michael Lawter – August 2, 2013 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As much as most viewers would love to see Rayna and Deacon find happiness together forever, there won’t be much of a show left if their romantic drama is settled so quickly and smoothly.
    And from what we saw in the finale, they are nowhere near the kind of bliss shippers are hoping for.

    Comment by Miranda – August 5, 2013 12:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What about a Dream where they get back together……I would love to see that.

      Comment by Vicky King – August 6, 2013 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree With you it would be great to see a dream of them together!!!☺☺

        Comment by Dorothy – August 6, 2013 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE Nashville and love the music they are playing by all of them. I would very much love to see Rayna and Decon reconnect but if they did then there goes the story line so I’m guessing we won’t be seeing that happen. They could sneak in a steamy love making session between the two every now and then just to keep us happy – those of us who’d like to see them together.

    Comment by Kaycee – August 6, 2013 04:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wonderful idea love it !!!

      Comment by Dorothy – August 6, 2013 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for season 2. I love Rayna with Deacon, but he acted very immaturely in the last season, resulting Rayna to be in a life/death situation. Now Liam, the more I watch the reruns, he’s the one she needs, however, Rayna & Deacon, sort of belong together, wish they weren’t bringing in a new love interest for her, he looks 15 years younger than her. Oh well, can’t wait for 9pm CST September 25,

    Comment by Susan Moennig – August 13, 2013 01:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s not exactly ‘meant to be’ but I think Rayna also has CRAZY HOT chemistry with Liam McGuiness and I just want him back in the next season more than anything.

    Comment by Miranda – August 13, 2013 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What’s with the commentary? I think most of us are able to figure out what’s taking place.

    Comment by Gloria – September 25, 2013 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think Rayna & Deacon belong together. From what I’ve seen. Especially tonite, they have been in love forever. That’s what the fans want too. Thet are incredible together.

      Comment by Susan Moennig. – September 25, 2013 09:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A little Rayna & Liam good. Hudson no way. However
      Rayna & Deacon are meant to be and on fire when they are together.

      Comment by Susan – October 7, 2013 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rayan and Deacon belong together everyone should mind there business, they all tried to keep them apart, there love is so strong,hopefully everything will work out .Deacon and Rayna forever.

    Comment by Dorothy – September 25, 2013 10:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Rayna & Deacon are the two best characters on the show. She loves him. He loves her. So don’t go ruining the show by hooking her up with a new man. Without Rayna and Deacon together, there may as well not be a Nashville.

      Comment by Susan Weidner – September 26, 2013 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mr. Hudson was good on Rules of Engagement so looking forward to seeing him on Nashville. We watch it here every Wednesday.

    Comment by mark skeen – September 30, 2013 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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