DWTS Vet Derek Hough Joins Nashville Season 3 for Multi-Episode Arc

Derek Hough on Nashville

It seems Derek Hough‘s dancing shoes are taking him all the way to Nashville.

The Dancing With the Stars pro has joined the ABC drama for a multi-episode Season 3 arc, TVLine has confirmed.

Hough is slated to play Noah West, a “beguiling and disarming” movie star who, after landing the leading role in a famous country singer’s biopic, encounters Nashville’s music scene for the first time.

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This marks the first major acting gig for Hough, who previously guest-starred on the ABC sitcom Better With You. He will also return as a pro on the upcoming 19th season of Dancing With the Stars.

Other Nashville Season 3 guest stars include Laura Benanti, Alexa Vega and Brette Taylor. TVLine’s sister site Deadline was first to report the casting.

Nashville‘s third season bows Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c.

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20 Comments
  1. Rosy says:

    omg can they just stop casting new people.

    • Eric says:

      It’s not like he is going to be a permanent character. He is only signed on for a multi-episode arc. Every TV show adds new side characters every scene to interact with the main characters. Nothing new. And it’s not likely he’ll ever become a regular character. So I don’t see the issue.

      • Rosy says:

        That’s not the point here…Nashville has a serious problem with the huge amount of cast members already.Will Chase was booked for a few episodes and look how that turned out.

        • JT says:

          It a television show and this show like every other show. It no different when adding new recurring characters for a couple of episodes to give the main characters new stories. Derek Hough, has his own show he just on for couple of episodes. I doubt his character is going to stay on for very long there also three other recurring characters coming on the show too. If the writers want him or the other recurring the characters to stay on then it their right. Because they are the writers and creator of these characters and the show not us the fans. We are just along for the ride see where they take the stories next.

          • Rosy says:

            I always say it is their right to do whatever they want with their show (even though their writing is inconsistent and lazy) …but it’s also my right to stop watching this show and be absolutely frustrated about it because I feel they didn’t give me any other choice at this point. I don’t care about Derek – obviously a show has to add new characters, but this show tends to tell the stories of those new characters, they aren’t just some sort of dramaturgical tool. The writing on this show is lost.

  2. MattArmando says:

    Lordy. Just more & more propping of Derek Hough by ABC…

  3. fernando933 says:

    Can he be a love interest for Will oh please say so lol

    • David says:

      That’s the first place my mind went. I can’t see him fitting with the cast anywhere else. Probably the openly gay actor who coaches Will through the transition of coming out in the public eye (before they inevitably make out).

  4. I am sick to death of Derek Hough! Why do they have to mess up Nashville by casting him? Yuck!

  5. dana says:

    Great news, finally a reason to watch that show for more than one ep.

  6. Jakay says:

    Oh, lord. This just may be the final straw for me and Nashville.

  7. Great news!! Love Nashville and love Derek. Although this is far from his first major acting gig. Little research might be in order.

  8. What a information of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious
    experience regarding unexpected emotions.

  9. Ben says:

    Will Derek’s appearance on Nashville get DWTS fans to watch Nashville? Nashville fans to watch DWTS? While Derek is talented, I bet cross-promotion is a factor here.

    • JT says:

      I doubt Dancing with the Stars fans will watch. They might watch while he on but soon as his character not on anymore. They might stop watching the show. It not bad promotion casting a guy in another ABC show for a guest role when he’s a popular dancer on a Dancing Show where you dance to music.

  10. Carmen says:

    I’m so happy for Derek, he’s my favorite on dancing with the stars. I hope he goes even farther since he’s so good at what he do and good looking too. Good luck Derek and God bless you for entertaining us the way you do, always a pleasure to watch you. Hope to see you some day in the movies.

  11. MiaB says:

    Oh jeez! I’m so sick of the Houghs already. Can’t we put them on a raft and send them out to sea?