CMT just made the announcement that we have all dreaded hearing. Nashville is officially OVER.
Five seasons and two networks later, CMT announces that their hit show Nashville is officially coming to an end. Fans are heartbroken knowing that the series will over after the sixth season in 2018.
Nashville premiered on ABC back in 2012. The network ended up cancelling the show after four seasons before the show was picked up by CMT.
Now, CMT will be airing the final two seasons. Executive producer Marshall Herskovitz opened up in a press release sharing that they want the final season to celebrate all of the incredible big moments from the show.
It is a heartbreaking time for many but thankfully they really care about their fans and are wanting to give them something to remember.
“All of us on Nashville are so incredibly grateful to the show’s fans, who convinced CMT to give us a chance to keep telling the story of these remarkable characters,” executive producer Marshall Herskovitz said in a press release according to Entertainment Weekly. “And we want to return the favor with a final season that celebrates all the joys and passions, twists and turns — and amazing music! — that made Nashville such an exciting journey for the last six years.”
It looks like the sixth and final season of the country music themed series will feature 16 episodes. And it will also be aired in two parts, according to reports.
Nashville’s final season will start premiering Jan. 4 before taking a midseason break. The series finale will air in the summer of 2018.
Chariman of Lionsgate is very proud of the crew and is thankful for all of the fans.
“After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to its triumphant close at the end of the upcoming season,” said Chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, Kevin Beggs. “We’re very proud of our incredibly talented cast and crew, the creative brilliance of our showrunners, and the loyal support of our great partners at CMT, Hulu, and ABC Studios. Most importantly, we owe a special debt of thanks to the Nashville fans who propelled the series to an incredible run. We owe it to them to make the sixth season the most exciting and memorable of all.”
This is so sad. I loved that show…