Another soap opera will bid farewell sooner than expected. ABC has canceled the Music City drama, Nashville after four seasons.
After being on the bubble of cancellation for some time, but then getting new showrunners for a fifth season in place (Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick), things seem to be looking on the bright side for the series pick-up. However according to Deadline who first broke the news, ABC decided it had to go. With former ABC programming executive, Paul Lee gone from the network, who was one of the show’s biggest cheerleaders, that certainly didn’t help either.
But Nashville did have its faithful viewing audience, and while not a ratings juggernaut, the show illustrated solid DVR bumps and the Nashville-themed TV music specials, soundstrack and tour a cemented their brand. Just yesterday, ABC announced a high-profile VR digital extension for the show to go with the last three episodes of the season.
Nashville featured former five-time Daytime Emmy winner, Jonathan Jackson in the role of Avery, as well as series leads Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, and Charles Esten. The series finale, which originally was slated to be the season four finale will air on May 25th at 10PMEST/PST.
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