“All of us on ‘Nashville’ are so incredibly grateful to the show’s fans, who convinced CMT to give us a chance to keep telling the story of these remarkable characters,” said series executive producer Marshall Herskovitz. “And we want to return the favor with a final season that celebrates all the joys and passions, twists and turns — and amazing music! — that made ‘Nashville’ such an exciting journey for the last six years.”
Nashville first ran on ABC for its first four seasons before receiving the axe. CMT entered the picture and resurrected the series for a fifth season. The official party line is producers think it’s creatively time to end but if the ratings were there, I’m sure a seventh season would’ve been greenlit.
“After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to its triumphant close at the end of the upcoming season,” Kevin Beggs, Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, said in the release. “We’re very proud of our incredibly talented cast and crew, the creative brilliance of our showrunners, and the loyal support of our great partners at CMT, Hulu, and ABC Studios. Most importantly, we owe a special debt of thanks to the Nashville fans who propelled the series to an incredible run. We owe it to them to make the sixth season the most exciting and memorable of all.”
The final season will consist of 16 episodes and will air in two parts, with the series finale airing during summer 2018. Do you watch Nashville? Bummed that it’s strummed its last guitar? Weigh in below.