The official two-hour season premiere of Nashville is set to air tonight on January 5th oat 9ET/8CT on CMT! And while Nashies are about to get their fix of the music city drama, there was one big open question looming over this season. Would series star Connie Britton (Rayna) being bowing out after the first 11 episodes or so of the 22 installment fifth season?
The answer came during Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen Show, when DeGeneres was interviewing Britton previewing tonight’s premiere. When asked about the rumors that she was exiting the show early this seaon, Britton kiboshed it, stating: . “I’m in. I’m for the duration, and we’re about to start a new season.”
Connie went on to add: “It’s an exciting new season because we have new showrunners, so we have new writers and the stories I think it’s going to get us to back to what Nashville is about and what the stories and characters are, and what that town is and what the music is.”
Excited to hear Britton will star in the new full-season of Nashville? Ready for the two-hour premiere (part one was already seen by some during a special sneak preview on CMT that aired in December). Comment below!