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21 June 7th, 2016 NASHVILLE Could Live To See Another Day On CMT: Formal Announcement Expected Wednesday!

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It looks like the music city drama, Nashville, canned by ABC in May, is about to find a new home on the cable outlet CMT.

That outlet would be the perfect fit, because of its country music bent.  According to TV Line, Lionsgate is nearing a deal for Nashville’s fifth season to live on CMT, with an expected formal announcement on Wednesday Night’s CMT Awards. (8PMET/7PMCST)

According to Variety:  “CMT would be a seamless home for Nashville, which is surely seen as a ‘get’ for the Viacom-owned cable channel.  While the ratings (1.8 rating in adults 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s ‘live plus-7′ estimates) were not strong enough to warrant another season at ABC, those types of numbers are big for CMT.”

Nashville ended its fourth and final season on ABC with a cliffhanger that saw Avery Barclay (Jonathan Jackson) waiting for the love of his life Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) at the airport, only to learn that her plane has gone missing.

It will be interesting to see if the entire cast of Nashville will return in tact, if the series does receive a confirmation pick-up on a cable outlet.

So, are you excited to hear that Nashville could live to see another day on CMT? Share your thoughts in the comment secton below!

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  1. Melissa says:

    Totally excited! Would love to see a fifth season. Thank you in advance CMT!

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  2. sonniorsolita says:

    Please. Yes.

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  3. Anthony says:

    Excellent news! As soon as it’s official, I will begin digging a hole to erect a shrine to Lionsgate, and CMT!!

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  4. su0000 says:

    OK-
    Happy dance for all the Nashville fans.. Hope you’ll get your series back.

    (I tuned out never to tune back in)

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    sonniorsolita replied

    Thanks, su0000. I get irritated with people who call for a show’s cancellation or gloat if a show fails just because they didn’t like it — as if they are the only people whose opinions matter. What harm does it do them if a show stays on the air for other people to enjoy? Thanks for being classy enough to be happy for others, even if “Nashville” isn’t your cup of tea!

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  5. JK says:

    GREAT NEWS!!!!!!

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  6. Ricardo says:

    Oh my god, please let this be true. I suggested that CMT or netfix pick up Nasville.

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    Omar replied

    Great news..Good call Ricardo..I just hope CMT manages to bring back the entire cast since there will be a difference in salary for the actors involved.

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  7. Dar says:

    I am beyond excited… Shame on ABC & Kudos to CMT !!! Nashville is a fantastic show !!!

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  8. John Kulp says:

    CMT just gained a whole new audience who watched Nashville on ABC but didn’t necessarily watch CMT programming before, because you don’t need to be a hard core country music fan to LOVE the show Nashville. Other regular viewers of CMT who might not have watched Nashville in the past may start tuning in as well…especially if CMT were able to re-air the first four seasons, while simultaneously debuting the new season elsewhere on the channel’s program schedule. I’d love to see it air in its same time and day that it aired on ABC and get better ratings than whatever junk ABC tries replacing it with!!! I’m thrilled – long live Nashville!!!!!

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    Trudy replied

    ITA.

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  9. Reagan says:

    I love Nashville & hope this news is true! More stories to tell!!

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  10. Darrell says:

    Yes it would be great to see CMT pick up Nashville. Just hope they don’t drop it like they did Dallas

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    sonniorsolita replied

    Dallas was on TNT! (But I always wondered why CMT didn’t grab it.)

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  11. Rodd says:

    I certainly hope it’s a “go”!

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  12. GemmaG says:

    I’d watch (and listen!!)

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  13. Debutante says:

    Yesssssssss! :)

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  14. carol says:

    This is terrific news. I am so happy it got picked up. I’m a real country fan.

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  15. Kristie says:

    Please CMT!! That is great news!!

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  16. Bonnie says:

    Ye haw to this, hope it happens! Been tweeting ever since the news broke. Please sign the petition if you have not!

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  17. Karen Kelly McEachern says:

    The actors, the storylines and the music all brought together a fantastic show. Here’s hoping for a return of Nashville.

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