It was just a few weeks ago that Nashville pulled the plug on one of its most popular characters, Rayna James, leaving Hayden Panettiere as the show鈥檚 lead. Twitter was understandably inconsolable, lamenting the character鈥檚 loss with memes, sick days, and the like.

WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actress Rachel Bilson attends the premiere of CBS Films' 'The To Do List' on July 23, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Now, CMT is offering up some consolation in the form of a brand new character, and she鈥檚 got a famous face you just might recognize: Rachel Bilson.

Marking her big comeback (the OC alum has kept largely out of the limelight sans for a few television appearances since her series, Hart of Dixie, wrapped in 2015, no doubt enjoying time off with daughter Briar Rose), Bilson鈥檚 casting was announced this afternoon by the show鈥檚 executive producer Marshall Herskovitz.

鈥淲e fondly anticipate the second half of the season filled with surprise twists and turns that make Nashville so beloved by fans,鈥 he said in a statement.

Music city, here I come馃帶#nashvillecmt

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Bilson got fans pumped for her appearance with the above shot to Instagram, saying, 鈥淢usic city, here I come.鈥

CMT has also tapped Empire鈥檚 Kaitlin Doubleday to join its cast, though little is known as of yet about either lady鈥檚 new roles.

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Kaitlin Doubleday attends the Tacori In Wonderland At The Viceroy Santa Monica at the Viceroy Hotel on September 27, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Tacori)

One thing IS for sure: 鈥淭his will definitely be a change of pace,鈥 Doubleday wrote of a shot of the show鈥檚 now infamous The Bluebird Caf茅.

This will definitely be a change of pace! #NashvilleCMT

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Bilson鈥檚 former co-star, Chris Carmack (who played Luke briefly on The OC), is certainly excited, posting this note of anticipation for their big reunion.

New episodes of the show will begin airing again this summer, but in the meantime, here鈥檚 a sneak peek at all the drama that鈥檚 yet to come.

Do you think Bilson and Doubleday will turn the show around? Sound off over @BritandCo.

(h/t E!, photos via Jason Merritt + Jonathan Leibson/Getty + CMT)