At this morning’s ABC Summer Press Tour, On-Air On-Soaps was in attendance as ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee addressed members of the media about the upcoming fall primetime season!
In regards to the two major primetime ABC soaps, Revenge and Nashville and what to expect, Lee had this to say … for Revenge, he said the show had “stumbled a bit” in its second season, and that the new showrunner Sunil Nayar (who replaces Mike Kelley) will “bring to us a slightly less complicated” story structure in the upcoming season three. In addition Lee added, “The first episode back is a fantastic episode starting with a magnificent hook.”
For Nashville, Lee revealed he loved the season finale car crash that put the lives of Rayna and Deacon in question calling the twist a “sweet cliffhanger.” He also related that in the upcoming second season, they are really looking to Connie Britton as Rayna to “really drive plot.” Plus, to look for the rivalry between Connie and Hayden Panettiere’s character of Juliette to come to a head. The executive was also enthusiastic when he stated, “We’ve only seen a couple of outlines and a script, but we’re really happy with it.”
So what do you think about the plans for Revenge and Nashville? Think these changes will help the shows? What would you like to see happen in the upcoming season for these soapy dramas? Share your thoughts!