Derek Hough of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Fame Will Join ‘Nashville’

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The professional dancer, who will return to “Dancing” this fall, gets his first major acting role

From “Dancing With the Stars” to a starring role on a television show: Derek Hough is set to play a movie star on the upcoming third season of “Nashville,” TheWrap has learned.

In his first major acting gig, Hough lined up the role of Noah West, a beguiling and disarming actor who is cast in a biopic of a famous country star, which brings him to Nashville and into the paths of all “Nashville” residents. Hough will appear in multiple episodes of the ABC show.

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Hough, an Emmy winner for his choreography work on the hit show “Dancing with the Stars,” previously did a one-episode guest stint on ABC’s “Better With You.” In addition to his new acting duties on “Nashville,” Hough will return to partner with a new star on season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

“Nashville” returns for its third season on Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. ET.