Like America’s Next Top Model, Nashville was canceled after last season. And just like the modeling reality show, another network stepped in to save the day. CMT picked up the ABC drama, giving the country series a fifth season.
Leading ladies Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere stayed on despite the change. Though from what I read, Britton will only appear in 10 of the 22 episodes. Also following the ladies to its new home were Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, and Aubrey Peeples.
Season 5 begins with a special two-hour episode on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9/8c on CMT. Check out the glittery first promo below, which premiered on CMT’s Artists of the Year Special. Guess Panettiere’s character Juliette Barnes survived that plane crash during the Season 4 finale 😉
Nashville Season 5 Promo