‘Dancing With the Stars’ Veteran Derek Hough Joins ‘Nashville’ Season 3

Derek Hough Nashiville

Derek Hough is dancing over to “Nashville.”

The “Dancing With the Stars” veteran has booked a multi-episode arc on the ABC drama, reps of the show have confirmed. The 29-year-old will play movie star Noah West, who lands a lead role in a famous country singer’s biopic and encounters the Nashville music scene for the first time.

The episodes featuring the dancer are expected to air in October.

Hough’s other acting credits include starring in dance movie “Make Your Move,” a stage production of “Footloose: The Musical” and a guest role on ABC sitcom “Better Than You.” He serves as one of the pros on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and will return for the competition show’s upcoming 19th season, starting Sept. 15.

The third season of “Nashville” will premiere Sept. 24. Deadline first reported news of the casting.

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  1. PETER says:

    Scott, Derek Hough’s gotta build up his acting resume first. And he’s aware that his sister’s starring roles in movies lead no where for her. What happened to her career after starring in SAFE HAVEN? Maybe he wants to keep dancing and doing choreography, directing, and producing, like Gene Kelly at the ol’ MGM with SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, AMERICAN IN PARIS, etc.

  2. Scott says:

    Glad to hear about the “Nashville” stint. But I’d be happier to read that the incredibly talented Mr. Hough had been signed to star in a prestigious movie or a Broadway musical.

  3. I was worried that you were going to ditch the Dancing show but after reading the article, I was very happy to see you on more shows. Have a picture of you with my daughter, Sharon, when she went to see you in San Jose. Very jealous that I was not there, happy that she was.

  4. PETER says:

    Good luck, Derek Hough. You are too good to be true. One of the all time best. Up there with Kelly and Astaire!

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