'Nashville' Books 'Jane By Design's' David Clayton Rogers (Exclusive)

He'll play an ex-con in an episode of ABC's freshman country music drama that airs in January or February.
David Clayton Rogers

David Clayton Rogers is going country.

The former Jane By Design co-star has booked a role on ABC's freshman country music drama Nashville, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

On the Connie Britton starrer, Rogers will guest star as an ex-con who made the wrong choices in his young life. His story line will cross with aspiring singer-songwriter Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and the episode will air in January or February. 

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Rogers most recently played Ben on ABC Family's Jane By Design, which was canceled at the youth-skewing network in August after one season.

He is repped by Innovative and Cohn/Torgan, he also co-starred opposite Mark Webber in the indie feature Uncanny.

Nashville returns from its midseason hiatus in 2013.

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