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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.