On Saturday at the ABC TCA Winter Press Tour, Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment Group President, revealed to reporters the status of the Music City soap Nashville. The series, which is now it its fourth season seems to always be sitting on the bubble of possible cancellation by the network.
Paul Lee noted: “We don’t have any plans to finish Nashville. We have an incredibly passionate audience. There are no plans for Nashville other than to keep it going.”
Meanwhile, TV Line is reporting that series star, Hayden Panettiere (Ex-Guiding Light, One Life to Live) has returned to filming new episodes of the series as of Friday!
Hayden had to take a leave from the show back in early October just as Episode 9 was about to start production. In a real life parallel, Panettiere was battling postpartum depression just as her on-screen alter ego, Juliette Barnes was in story. Panettiere is back at work on season 4′s 14th episode which will air sometime in April. The series returns from its midseason break on March 16th.
So, glad to hear the vote of confidence from Paul Lee that it appears Nashville will indeed go a fifth season? Happy to hear Hayden is back on set filming new episodes? Share your thoughts below!