'Nashville' Canceled by CMT, Season 6 Will Be the Final Season

Nashville Ending with Season 6

A scene from CMT’s ‘Nashville’ season 5

Nashville premiered back in 2012 on ABC, which led it to heightened success over the mixture of country music and business relationships within every sensationalized episode.

Speaking about the end of the show, Nashville's executive producer Marshall Herskovitz said everyone who worked on the show was "so incredibly grateful" to the show's fans.

'And we want to return the favour with a final season that celebrates all the joys and passions, twists and turns - and unbelievable music! - that made Nashville such an exciting journey for the last six years'.

It's almost time for Nashville's final encore, as the show will soon depart the stage for the very last time. CMT picked up Nashville for season 5 and 6. The sneak peek of the final season looks like there will be more loving reunions than wild twists and turns, but surely they'll pull out all the stops. While Nashville's ratings have been a boon to niche cable network CMT, its overall haul (2.1 million viewers with seven days of DVR) is down considerably from its run on ABC.

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"We're announcing today that Nashville will return for its 6th and final season on January 4, 2018", said Kevin Beggs, Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group.

The show, produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment, has been airing in 225 territories and inspired 22 soundtracks.

Quiz: Who is Your TV Boss? . Want more news? Like our Nashville Facebook page. Music City can mean so many things to different people. Despite being a hit for the network, the reason for the show's cancellation seems to be that CMT wants to move away from scripted programming, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter. Thankfully enough for fans of the show, the season will feature 16 episodes broken up into two parts with the season finale geared for summer 2018.

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