'DWTS' Pro Derek Hough Is Coming to 'Nashville'

Derek Hough to play "disarming" actor on ABC drama

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Derek Hough is going country!

PEOPLE has learned that the Dancing with the Stars pro will join ABC’s Nashville this season for a multi-episode arc.

Hough will play Noah West, a 20-something movie star who will cross paths with the Nashville characters when he’s tapped for a leading role in the biopic of a famous country singer.

ABC says the role requires Hough to play a “beguiling and disarming” guy. Not so much of a stretch for the 29-year-old hoofer, eh?

His episodes are expected to air in October.

Earlier this week, ABC announced that Hough will return to the ballroom for Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars.

Hough has booked acting gigs before, like starring in the dancing movie Make Your Move and in a stage production of Footloose: The Musical. He also had a way-back-when uncredited gig as a Hogwarts school boy in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Nashville returns Sept. 24 on ABC. Dancing with the Stars will premiere on Sept. 15.

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