CMT scheduled Nashville season 5 premiere date

The release date for Nashville season 5 — January 5, 2017

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Nashville season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. CMT has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for January 5, 2017.

Storyline and cast

Nashville is an American critically acclaimed musical drama television series created by Callie Khouri and produced by Lionsgate Television. The series stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, and follows the lives of fictitious country music singers living in Nashville, Tennessee. Season 4 of the series premiered on ABC on September 23, 2015 to over 4 million viewers in the US.

Nashville focuses on the rivalry between a young, sassy and sexy country singer, Juliette Barnes (Panettiere), and a past-her-peak reigning country queen, Rayna James (Britton), who is faced with the need to adapt and reinvent herself to stay on top. Barnes has a troubled past, which has a great effect on her present and, possibly, her future. In season 4, it seems that she has hit rock-bottom, so she sobers up and asks for help from her friends. Unfortunately, those friends aren’t the best people to help her seek treatment and stay on the right track. Once she understands that her husband is not coming back, suicide may be the only option that is clear in her mind.

Although the series dropped in ratings compared to previous seasons and the number of viewers declined by about 10%, the writers may be able to pick up the pace and revive its popularity. With each episode named after various country music songs, the show is packed with drama and great music. We hope that ABC will pick up Nashville for season 4. If so, it will most likely air in the fall of 2016.

Latest news

UPDATED June 10, 2016: Millions of fans were left devastated when ABC announced that it was cancelling the award-winning music drama TV series Nashville after the most recent fourth season. The decision to axe the show was made despite the huge fan following, high viewership numbers and multiple critical accolades. Well, this news is surely to make die-hard fans of the hit series very, very happy. After a few weeks of negotiations it has been finally announced today that the CMT network took over Nashville and will produce and air a fifth installment of the series. They have already put in the order for 22 episodes. No additional details, including cast changes or the projected premiere date, have been revealed yet, so stay tuned for more news.

UPDATED August 25, 2016: The fifth season of Nashville, the hit series that was previously canceled by ABC, has had its release date set by CMT. It will be very curious to find out what the new showrunners Ed Zwick and Marshall Herkovitz are up to in the new chapter, which will debut on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9pm with two back-to-back episodes. New episodes will become available for streaming on Hulu the day after their broadcast premiere. As far as cast negotiations go, we know that most of the stars are returning, but Connie Britton is on her way out after she appears in 10 of the upcoming 22 episodes. Sign up for our automatic updates and we will remind you of Nashville season 5 release date one day in advance.

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