‘Nashville’ Promotes Three to Series Regular Status

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When Nashville returns for its second season this fall on ABC, there will be three new series regulars added to the cast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Chris Carmack, best known for his role on ‘The O.C.’ – who joined ‘Nashville’ for its freshman season’s final six episodes as Will, an aspiring country singer and friend of Scarlett (series regular Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (series regular Sam Palladio) – and siblings Lennon and Maisy Stella, who have played Maddie and Daphne, the daughters of country singer Rayna James (series lead Connie Britton) since the pilot episode – will all be getting a promotion.

Besides his time on ‘The O.C.’, Carmack has appeared in the mini-series ‘Beach Girls’, the short-lived series ‘Related’ and episodes of ‘Smallville’, ‘CSI: Miami’, ‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘NCIS’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’ and the made-for-TV movies ‘Beauty & the Briefcase’, ‘Deadly Honeymoon’, ‘A Christmas Wedding Date’ and ‘All About Christmas Eve’.

The Stella Sisters, on the other hand, are newcomers to the TV industry but their YouTube videos have “millions of views” and their cover version of the popular single “Ho Hey” – which they performed on the show – is among the “show’s most popular tracks on iTunes”.

The second season of ‘Nashville’ is expected to begin this fall, but an exact premiere date has yet to be announced by ABC.