Great news Monday for Nashies! CMT’s Nashville has been renewed for its sixth season and its only halfway through its fifth~
For season 6, the cable network ordered a 16-episode season to premiere early next year. Additionally, CMT has set June 1 for the midseason premiere of Season 5.
In casting news, former Desperate Housewives and Big Little Lies star, Jeff Nordling has joined the cast in a recurring role. Nordling will play Brad Maitland, who is said to be an extremely successful, charming, egotistical, narcissistic owner of the most successful record label in Nashville.
According to Deadline, Nashville has done very well at CMT since moving to the network from its original home at ABC. The series, which wrapped its 13-episode Season 5 winter season last month punctuated by the death of Connie Britton’s Rayna James, ranks as the highest-rated and most-watched show in the network’s history, averaging 2.1M weekly viewers in L+7. Nashville has lifted CMT, whose total day ratings are up 19% with adults 18-49 and 25% with women 18-49.
To announce the renewal on Monday, series stars Charles Esten (Deacon) and Hayden Panettiere (Juliette) took to facebook live to tell the world and their crew the big news! Watch it here.
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