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6 May 9th, 2014 NASHVILLE Renewal Still In Limbo! Tax Credit & Episode Order Issues Need Resolution!

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Fans of ABC’s Nashville have been hoping that they would get good news that the series will be back for its third season, since many of the dramas on the network got their renewal pick-ups yesterday.

However, news throughout the day from Deadline.com reveals that the fate of the show is still in limbo!  The first issue was heard via rumblings that indicated the show would be picked-up, but the number of episodes in the order was a sticking point, because 13 episodes is highly expensive for the show to produce for Lionsgate, the co-producers of the series.

Later today, it seems that some numbers crunching was going on between ABC Studios and Lionsgate which has to do with  focusing on the Tennessee tax credit issues, since the series films in Nashville, which have to be worked out for the series to get a formal renewal.

Deadline went on to elaborate: “Tennessee had a generous tax breaks for Nashville that have been trimmed, leaving the producers of the show with a big budget hole to fill. Tennessee committed $12.5 million to Nashville for the 2013-14 fiscal year in a package created outside the normal incentive program — a cost weighed against the estimated $40 million in economic impact the show was generating for the state. The ABC series was initially slated to get $6 million for 2014-2015, but the final budget passed by the legislature cut that amount by two-thirds. Talks are underway on several fronts to try to continue to produce the show without taking it out of Nashville where it belongs. Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development had previously said of the show, ‘You’re not only getting the 20-plus episodes per season, every advertisement and preview for the TV show is essentially advertising Nashville.’ And yes, the goal is to get to 22 episodes.”

On-Air On-Soaps had previously reported last week that the series maybe was looking for other cities such as in Texas to shoot the show if need be.

So, what do you think? Will Nashville gets its pick-up?  Weigh-in!

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  1. andrew hass says:

    I do think Nashville will get renewed for another season but i could see ABC pushing it back to midseason or so.Plus then depending on how many episodes gets ordered the show could air them all in a row.

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  2. Gary says:

    I hope it gets cancelled, I used to like Nashville now the show is boring. The ratings have really dropped to a record low. People have no interest in this show anymore.

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  3. su0000 says:

    I wish Revaluation would have been saved and Nashville gone ..

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  4. Natalie says:

    Ratings went down because as per usual ABC messed with breaks. A month off air always messes with people they don’t know when it starts again. It’s a unique show and should be renewed.

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  5. Tali says:

    So glad Tennessee saw the diamond that Nashville is for their state and forked over some incentives. Love this show and so much better than any other show on ABC. Wait……Dancing with the Stars was also picked up, so I’ll be watching ABC on Monday & Wednesday evening. Looking forward to season #3!

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  6. Shirley A Miller says:

    I think Nashville is a marvelous show and I love all the performers and the singing is really great. I can’t understand how the producers can even consider cancelling this show. They need to cut money wherever they can – shoot episodes in more inexpensive towns, cut down on expensive costumes and anywhere they can reduce costs but please do not consider cancelling …I can’t wait for Wednesday to watch this show and hear all the wonderful songs and stories!! I’m a big fan of this show and don’t know what I would do without it. I don’t understand how the other stations can keep their great shows going and it seems like it’s always ABC that has to cancel awesome shows each season! Please, ABC, keep Nashville….your station needs it and so do the fans! Thank you very much. Shirley Miller

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