As ABC’s much-anticipated drama “Nashville” debuts Wednesday, we take a look at five other shows that have been filmed or set in Tennessee’s capital of country music:
v “Nashville 99” (1977, CBS): In this series, which lasted but three weeks, Claude Akins and country star Jerry Reed played a pair of Nashville cops.
v “The Nashville Palace” (1981, NBC): This country-themed variety show broadcast from Opryland USA was the first show to be canceled during the 1981-82 TV season.
v “Nashville Now” (1983-93, TNN): Remember The Nashville Network, the country- themed cable channel (that’s now SpikeTV)? This was its signature program, a nightly talk-variety show hosted by genial radio-TV personality Ralph Emery.
v “Nashville Beat” (1989, TNN): “Adam-12” stars Kent McCord and Martin Milner reunited for this TV movie. McCord was an L.A. detective who teams with his old partner (Milner) in Nashville.
v “Nashville Star” (2003-08, USA/ NBC): Popular singing competition (hosted by Jewel) that essentially was “American Idol’s” country cousin. Current superstar Miranda Lambert finished third on the show’s first season.
“Dr. horrible’s sing-along blog” (9 p.m., the cw): Joss Whedon’s “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” was a sensation online. Now the hilarious musical comedy starring Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion gets some prime-time love.
“keyshia & daniel - family first” (10 p.m., bet): “Keyshia & Daniel: Family First” captures the further adventures of R&B star Keyshia Cole. This time the emphasis is on her life as wife to NBA player Daniel Gibson and mom to 2-year-old son, D.J.
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Casting call for feature film
An open casting call for the feature film “All of Her,” directed by Vitaliy Versace, will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LeModeln Model and Talent Agency, 7536 Market St.; 330-726-6441.
The film will be shot in the Youngstown area. Auditionees must bring a headshot. Positions are open for roughly 40 roles, with all ages and types needed.
Free lecture on history of quilting
“The History of Quilting,” a free lecture by Clare Neff, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Canfield Historical Society’s Bond House, 44 W. Main St.
Part of the CHS’s fall lecture series, it will include photographs and samples.
For information, call 330-533-3458.
Class will cover book publishing
Brian West will present a book publishing class from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Method 8 office, 4800 Market St., second floor. Fee is $25; call 330-781-7110.
West, president of Method 8, has 10 years of experience in publishing. The class will cover the procedures and guidelines for becoming a published author, as well as questions about the book industry and market conditions.