When ABC canceled Nashville, CMT jumped in as a savior to the collection, and has been the house for the present ever since. In that point following, the present has gone by some fairly massive adjustments with Connie Britton exiting the show, and Rachel Bilson joining the cast to fill the void she left. Now, it seems just like the curtain is lastly closing on the collection, as CMT introduced at this time Nashville could be ending after Season 6.
Thankfully, the Nashville staff appears comfortable with getting the boot this time round. Per TVLine, government producer Marshall Herskovitz thanked followers for his or her help that led to CMT taking curiosity within the drama within the first place, and stated that this remaining Season 6 can be a compilation of all of the issues that made the present nice to them from the start:
…We wish to return the favor with a remaining season that celebrates all the thrill and passions, twists and turns — and superb music! — that made Nashville such an thrilling journey for the final six years.
Once we first reported Nashville could be returning for Season 6 months ago, it was stated that the collection would return for 16 episodes in some unspecified time in the future within the 2018 season. That is shorter than the standard 21-22 episode depend and, on the time, was regarded as a consequence of a decreased price range within the collection. Given the collection’ renewal got here nonetheless pretty early in Season 5, it was assumed that CMT was desirous to convey the present again for an additional season. Now that we all know Season 6 would be the remaining season, one has to marvel if that was all the time the plan, or if one thing modified. Regardless, Season 6 now has an official airdate of Thursday, January 4th, so followers higher get able to say their goodbyes right here within the close to future.
Followers of Rachel Bilson’s Alyssa Inexperienced already missed their likelihood to say goodbye, as it is also being reported Bilson is not going to return for the present’s remaining season. Whereas it was all the time identified that Bilson’s contract on Nashville was just for one season, the actress lately accepted a number one function in a new ABC series that formally pulled her away from the present. No different departures have been introduced forward of Season 6, so it seems that everybody followers anticipate to be again can be round for the ultimate season.
As talked about earlier, Nashville will return for its remaining Season 6 on January 4th on CMT. The collection will survive simply lengthy sufficient to overlook out on our 2017 cancellation list, nevertheless it seems as if it’s going to be one of many first entries for 2018. For much less on cancelled exhibits, and extra on what exhibits to observe all through the remainder of 2017, you’ll want to go to our fall premiere guide for dates and instances for the most popular remaining exhibits of the yr. For a glance forward at what’s coming to tv within the new yr, head on over to our midseason premiere guide.