Nashville: Season 4 – Hayden Panettiere Returning

Nashville‘s Hayden Panettiere — who in October took a leave of absence from the ABC drama to undergo treatment for postpartum depression — has returned to work on the series, TVLine has learned exclusively.

An ABC rep declined to comment, but sources confirm that the actress reported back to the set on Friday to begin work on Season 4’s 14th episode, which is slated to air in April. (Nashville returns from its midseason break on March 16).

Panettiere left the series in early October just as Episode 9 was about to start production. Her character, Juliette — who in an eerie parallel was also battling postpartum depression — was last seen in the Nov. 18 episode.

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  • Faye Flynn Watson

    Her character is so mean, I wouldn’t be disappointed if she didn’t come back. How can anyone enjoy a character like she is and treat people the way she does and feel good about it?

  • Terri Critten

    Her character was screaming at people like dirt and it was hard why they didn’t confront her about her behavior. I hope coming back she will be softened up. It has taken so long before we have seen a Nashville show, I can’t hardly wait. Please don’t make us wait over 3 months to see the show again. This show is important because the shows on are scary now and to hear singing as well as acting, is a blessing.