'Nashville': Kimberly Williams-Paisley promoted to a regular

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The crowded stages and back rooms of "Nashville" will soon have another face vying for attention. Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who plays the recurring character of Peggy Samper, will be promoted to a regular actor on the series if it is picked up for a second season.

Williams-Paisley, who has been given a part to play in six of the 13 episodes originally ordered by ABC, will return at least three more times in the upcoming back 9 episodes coming this spring (as first reported by Deadline.com). The role will remain a recurring one throughout the current season but will be upped to a regular part if there is a season 2.

The actress' character has come into the soapy drama of "Nashville" as the "other woman" in Teddy Conrad's ( Eric Close) life. Her presence is rather problematic for other characters -- Rayna ( Connie Britton) would have to deal with certain infidelity issues and Teddy might lose his aspiring political career if a Peggy's secrets were revealed.

Based on this latest casting news, those secrets are not about to disappear any time soon.

A Nashville resident and wife of country-music star Brad Paisley, Williams-Paisley is much closer to home with this role than her 8 seasons on "According to Jim" were.

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