CMT and Hulu revive the cancelled show for a fifth season with the return of the main characters in doubt.
It was a shock when ABC cancelled some of its biggest shows abruptly last month. The studio explained that the cancellations were made due to budgeting and ratings. One of the shows to get the axe was the country themed drama Nashville. Only four seasons down, the drama was one of fan favorite and it was nowhere near done with the story telling.
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After its cancellation was announced, the fourth season was ended at a serious cliffhanger which left the fans begging for more. Titled “Nashies”, the fans then petitioned for the show to be revived. With so many networks and streaming services, there was a hope that the show will be picked up.
Finally their prayers were answered and CMT picked up the show for a whole new season, according to EW. The fifth season will now be premiered on CMT. Along with CMT, Hulu streaming service has also signed on to stream the show. The episodes will be available for streaming on Hulu once they have premiered on CMT.
The network and the show are celebrating the news by performing in a concert in Nashville, Tennessee. CMT president Brian Philips said that they had heard the fans. He added that Nashville was perfect in their evolving line up on the network consisting of big music specials, documentaries, and original series.
We see our fans and ourselves in this show and we will treasure it like no other network. Nashville belongs on CMT. Kevin Beggs, chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group also got in a word of appreciation for the network saying that CMT and Hulu are the perfect combination for our iconic and beloved series Nashville and we want to thank the incredible fans for their unwavering support.
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While the network and production are celebrating the fifth season, confirmations about the return of the main characters is yet to be made. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere contracts are yet to be renewed for the fifth season. Nashies might still hold their breaths to find out whether the country stars return to the show or not.