'Nashville' Season 2: EP Callie Khouri talks unpopular political story lines as Powers Boothe demoted from series regular

As "Nashville" Season 2 draws closer, more and more characters are being added to the roster. But one face we'll be seeing less of is Rayna Jaymes' political, powerful, manipulative, at-most-times villainous father Lamar Wyatt as Powers Boothe has been demoted from series regular for Season 2, TV Line reports. Additionally, Robert Ray Wisdom, who played Lamar and Teddy's political rival/Deacon's sponsor Coleman, also won't be back as a regular. Though both actors will appear on a recurring basis -- with Boothe appearing in the season premiere -- the reason for the demotion is a simple one: the showrunners are listening to what the audience wants."When we started the show we really wanted the Nashville political scene to be more of a character," executive producer Callie Khouri tells Zap2it. "But people did not seem to really respond to that in the way that we had hoped. It was an election year when we started...



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