Will Chase

Nashville star staying at ABC — exclusive

It was clear when CMT picked up Nashville that not everyone would join the show on its new network. Now it’s confirmed that one of its high-profile stars has decided to stay put at ABC.

EW has learned exclusively that Will Chase, who played Luke Wheeler on Nashville, has joined the new ABC drama Time After Time as a series regular. Chase will play Griffin, who is described as an ambitious and charismatic war veteran vying to be New York’s next state senator.

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Shonda Rhimes, John Ridley, and more tell us their favorite TV finales at ABC/EW Upfronts party

Tony Goldwyn

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Stars of current hits like Scandal and Nashville mingled with the stars of ABC’s next crop of shows Tuesday night at ABC and EW’s upfronts party in New York. More importantly, we spotted Scandal’s Tony Goldwyn giving showrunner Shonda Rhimes a loving kiss on the top of her head. Typical Fitz; make us swoon, why don’t you?

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'Nashville' cast is going on tour: Here's what you can expect

Nashville Cast

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It’s official! The stars of Nashville are heading out on their first-ever concert tour. Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, and Chris Carmack are hitting the road on April 25, where they’ll put on their first show in Chicago. From there, the tour will continue to Washington D.C. on May 4, and New York City on May 6. And for NYC fans only, fellow cast member Will Chase will also take the stage.

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