Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pushing Nashville Forward

A face familiar to anyone who watched and enjoyed and learned from E!’s now-cancelled I Am Cait is bound for CMTs Nashville.

Emmy-nominated transgender actress-activist Jen Richards (Her Story) has been tapped to recur on the show’s upcoming fifth season, as Allyson Del Lago, a tough, yet understanding physical therapist who helps one of our faves get through a really tough patch.

My money, of course, is on Hayden Panettiere’s Juliette Barnes, who was last, well...not seen being in a plane crash.

Richards’ casting is a watershed moment for CMT, which had yet to feature an out transgender performer or a transgender storyline on its air.

Yay! Forward movement’s the best!

Nashville will sing again on Jan. 5.


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