'Nashville' Continues to Spiral Out of Control in Season 2 Sneak Peek [Video]

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The dirty South has never looked more fabulously over-the-top than on ABC's Emmy-nominated honky-tonk drama "Nashville." Its freshman season ended with a bang — or a crash, to be more specific — and from the looks of this Season 2 promo, the proverbial pedal is still to the metal.

[Warning: If you have yet to watch Season 1, there are spoilers ahead.]

Not surprisingly, Rayna James (Connie Britton) is in the hospital hooked up to all manner of equipment following her epic car accident, which occurred during an all-out argument with her drunken passenger — and true love gone bad — Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten). She appears unconscious as her visibly shocked family peers through the hospital-room doors. "Is she gonna die?" Deacon, who pulled her out of the wreckage, asks.

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Who's not feeling that bad for Rayna? Endlessly abrasive pop star Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), who's surely still reeling from her mother's murder-suicide. "Now I have to compete with a saint in a coma?" she asks. (Ouch!) It seems that not even a life-or-death situation will squelch this country competition.

To find out if Rayna makes it out alive — and whose career skyrockets and whose crashes and burns — tune in to the Season 2 premiere of "Nashville" on Wednesday, 9/25 at 10 PM on ABC.

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