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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Catty music biz drama makes for an engrossing soap.

TV ABC Drama 2012
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age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Mature themes

Plenty of sex, although not explicitly shown, means this should be a TV-14 in my opinion. Also includes same sex relationships, so if you don't want younger children influenced by that, leave it to older teens, for sure!
age 14+

A soap opera that pushes the TV-PG limit.

This show has sexual material, violence and murdering, lots of drinking and some strong language. The violence and murdering can be pretty intense, the sexual relationships and sensuality are at times non stop. This is iffy for 13, It's more for mature 13 year olds or 14 and up.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (11 ):

If you can't take Glee's syrupy pop sweetness or bear the Broadway razzle-dazzle of Smash, Nashville just might be the place for you. Being a country music fan isn't a prerequisite either, thanks to an ear-pleasing soundtrack that mixes lots of different country styles -- from alt-country rock to straight-up CMA hits. Listen up, and your ears will thank you.

Nashville also earns points for casting talented leads who can not only talk the talk, but also sing their own notes. Britton is more than believable as a once-unstoppable country queen, and Panettiere is pitch-perfect as her chart-topping rival. But Bowen and Palladio's beautifully haunting blend is the real find -- and we dare you to catch their Southern accents slipping.

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