In his first major acting gig and in a synergistic move, Dancing With The Stars pro Derek Hough has joined the upcoming third season of ABC’s country music drama Nashville for a multi-episode arc. He will play Noah West, a beguiling and disarming movie star who will cross paths with the players of Nashville’s music realm for the first time when he’s tapped for a leading role in the biopic of a famous country singer. Hough, who also has training and experience as a singer, is set to return for Season 19 of ABC’s flagship reality series Dancing With The Stars. He won an Emmy for his choreography work on the long-running program. Hough, repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment, previously appeared on the ABC comedy Better With You and toplined the dance feature Make Your Move.