Although today brought good news to Nashville fans, TV Line revealed that series star Connie Britton (Rayna James) will be having a reduced number of episodes, and will exit the show following show number 10 out of 22. And, there is no word yet on how Britton would be written-out.
However, it should be noted that there is still an on-going negotiation with Britton and her reps with the Nashville producers as to how long her commitment will actually be now that the show has moved to its new cable home, CMT.
While Britton looks to be making an early exit, Hayden Panettiere will indeed be staying on through all 22 episodes along with the rest of the original cast including: Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack.
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