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26 June 10th, 2016 NASHVILLE Season Five On The Way: CMT Reaches Deal To Air Music City Drama!

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Fantastic news today out of The Tennessean!  Their sources are reporting that Thursday night a deal was reached with CMT cable network and the show’s producers, Lionsgate that will bring Nashville’s fifth season to the outlet!  The music city drama was canceled by ABC back in May after four seasons.  Originally, a formal annoucement was expected during Wednesday’s airing of the CMT Awards.

In addition, while CMT will air the episodes on TV, Hulu will also stream the new episodes.  According to The Tennessean, “Crucial to the deal is the incentive package that will see the state, Metro, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. and Ryman Hospitality chip in funds to offset the cost of the show’s production. The state put $8 million in its budget and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has proposed a $1.375 million fund for film incentives, though the final amount for “Nashville” has not been announced.The state and Metro have justified incentives for Nashville by arguing the show brings tourists to the city and pumps millions of dollars into the local economy, in addition to bringing production jobs.

The entire cast is expected to return for the show, which will be under the direction of a new creative team of Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.

So, excited to know that it looks like all systems go for season five production of Nashville? We will keep you posted on more on this developing story.  Comment below!

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  1. davlestev1 says:

    Didn’t like the show that much but I love the work of Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.. multiple Emmy’s.. Golden globes .. an Oscar.. They are all about dynamic characters and getting inside their heads.. NOW.. I WILL BE WATCHING..

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    davlestev1 replied

    Sound of screeching brakes.. It is ABC.. so who k knows what legal shenanigans they’ll have up their sleeve after dropping the ball on yet another popular soap… Good luck CMT

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  2. toscanti says:

    Great News!!!

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  3. rebecca1 says:

    Absolutely thrilled and I say that hoping we’re not all going off The Tennessean which I also read earlier. If this is the case O felt strongly it would be picked up and deservedly so. One of my favotite shows

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  4. Kar says:

    The show got horrible at the end. It should have been left dead.

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    JK replied

    YOU DONT HAVE TO WATCH IT..

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  5. fginaspy says:

    I am happy the show will continue. I am not always a fan of the storylines. However, I was pleased with the season finale. It is very interesting how the state of TN and other agencies are helping to offset the cost of the show. An interesting development indeed. I am so glad Hulu will stream the show as streaming is how I watch TV these days. I no longer get cable.

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  6. Debbie Harris says:

    So happy to hear that my Favorite show Nashville will live again! Too good a show with too much talent to be cancelled!

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  7. Jay Trotter says:

    Great news.

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  8. Mo says:

    CMT now seems to be a premium channel and I no longer have access to it. Not that I watched Nashville, but it’s a shame I can’t get this channel anymore.

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  9. Carol says:

    Wonderful news! Hope the show lasts beyond the 5th season.

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  10. MARY DITANNA PENDRAK says:

    I DO HOPE THAT THEY WILL BE BACK SOON. LOVE THEM, AND MY HEART IS WITH THEM. KEEP US UP TO DATE SO WE KNOW ALL ABOUT THE SHOW. THANKS

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  11. Ricardo says:

    Wow, wonderful news. ABC I hope you choke on it, for getting rid of Nashville I read online that Nashville got picked up for 22 episodes on CMT. Bravo to you CMT, for picking up Nashville. I predicted that Nashville would get picked up, by CMT or Netflix. I am so happy that Nashville will be back.

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  12. randy houston says:

    So excited to know someone picked up the show. Thank You CMT

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  13. Rodd says:

    I am so happy to hear a success story like this happen for a show I really enjoy! Congratulations to all involved! I look forward to watching it on CMT.

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  14. Cheryl Calero says:

    Yay! I cannot wait~~~

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  15. GB says:

    the creators of my ALL-time favourite show (thirtysomething) take on Nashville: i know how i’ll spend my summer

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    rebecca1 replied

    GB, Not sure about your summer, lol. It’s probably going to come back in the fall, though a date gasn’t been announced yet.

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    GB replied

    I meant I’d spend the summer catching up so i’m ready in time for the new season

    rebecca1 replied

    gotcha… enjoy!

  16. Melissa says:

    Yay!!!! So happy it’s back and I will definitely be watching.

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  17. diane says:

    Yahhhhhh..I’m so excited!!!

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  18. JK says:

    SO HAPPY TO HEAR NASHVILLE WILL CONTINUE…..

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  19. Rose says:

    Such good news!

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  20. Lee says:

    I really don’t live under a rock… I had NO IDEA that Nashville and Castle (2 of my fav shows) had been cancelled by ABC. However, when I saw how they ended Castle I thought to myself, that looks like a series ending, not a season ending show! Then a couple of weeks later watched Nashville and thought it was a season ending show. Terrible way to end the series, although I already had Juliette and Avery back together next year lol. THEN I found out the show had been cancelled. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, CMT for picking up the show!! Now if someone would just pick up Castle and bring back The Good Wife……. (I can dream….)

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  21. Helen says:

    Great news!!

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