CMT cancels Nashville

Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 1:23:54 PM
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CMT cancels Nashville

Country western series Nashville, which starred Hayden Panettiere (ex-Lizzie Spaulding, Guiding Light) and Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer, General Hospital), has been canceled.

Fan favorite country-western series Nashville has been canceled for the second time.

CMT has decided to pull the plug on the show they picked up in 2016 after ABC decided to drop it from their schedule that same year. The upcoming sixth season, which premieres on Thursday, January 4, will be its last.

"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 executive producer Marshall Herskovitz 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 starred former soap stars Hayden Panettiere (ex-Lizzie Spaulding, Guiding Light) and Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer, General Hospital), as well as Connie Britton.

UPDATE: Jonathan Jackson took to Instagram to thank fans for their support of Nashville.

Season 6 will be the final for @nashvillecmt. I want to thank the fans for their incredible support. We're going to finish Season 6 strong! I look forward to seeing you all at a concert in the coming year.

A post shared by Jonathan Jackson (@jonathanjacksonhq) on

UPDATE (December 4, 2017): The official Nashville Twitter account sent out a message reminding fans that the show isn't dead just yet. The new season, the xith and final season, begins airing on January 4.

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