Fresh off the announcement that “Nashville” will return to CMT with season 6 on January 4th, the network is announcing that the one-hour drama will end after this upcoming season.
The show originally followed the lives of Rayna James (Connie Britton—who left the show in the middle of season 5 ), Deacon Claybourne (Chip Esten), Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panetierre), Scarlett O’Conner (Clare Bowen), Gunnar Scott ( Sam Palladio), Avery Barkley (Jonathon Jackson) and Maddie and Dapne Conrad (Lennon and Stella Maisy), as they navigated their way through the country music industry in Nashville.
“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,” Executive Producer Marshall Herskovitz said in a statement. “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” originally aired on ABC before being cancelled after four seasons in 2016. CMT then picked up the show for the fifth season and announced the return for a sixth season, set to air in January 2018.
Season 6 will pick up where season 5 left off and we can find out what happens in the lives of Deacon, Juliette, Maddie, Avery and all their friends. In addition the show has added five new cast members, Josh Stamberg, Jake Etheridge, Rainee Lyleson, Nic Luken, and Dylan Arnold for season six.
“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,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group. “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 6th season the most exciting and memorable of all.”