If the promos for ABC’s new show Nashville have you intrigued — and with the snipes traded between country music queen Rayna James (Connie Britton) and up-and-comer Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), political intrigue, and a mesmerizing cover of the Civil Wars’ “If I Didn’t Know Better,” how could you not be? — then you’ll want to clear your schedule for October 10 at 10:00 p.m.

That’s when the soapy series debuts on ABC. Trust us. The premiere episode is everything you could ask for, whether you’re a fan of family drama, corrupt candidacies, musical performances, or really pretty people.