The drama earns a sixth season on the cable network.
April 10, 2017
CMT announced today that Nashville has been renewed for Season 6, marking the first pickup for the series since its move to the cable network last year. The news will surely come as a pleasant surprise to fans who may have been expecting the show to end this year due to the departure of lead actress Connie Britton ahead of its mid-season finale.
Nashville started its run on broadcast network ABC in 2012, where it ran for four seasons before getting the axe. Less than a month after its cancellation, the country music drama was picked up by CMT, which felt the series would make a good addition to its growing line-up of original series. The move looks to have paid off, as Nashville has become the most-watched and highest-rated series in the cable network's history.
16 new episodes have been ordered for Season 6 which, though down from the typical 21 or 22 the show has been airing thus far, does fall more in-line with the count for a typical cable drama. No time frame has been announced as to when new new season will premiere, but in the meantime fans can look forward to the second half of Season 5 which will return on Thursday, June 1.
10/18/17 at 08:09pm
Happy to hear that the show will continue. I personally feel that it's getting better each season. Connie Britton made a mistake leaving the show.
05/06/17 at 05:40pm
I stopped watching early season 4 and surprised it's now in it's 6 season. The relationships just weren't cutting it for me and Connie couldn't pull it off as a legendary ACM singer : thin voice, no stagecraft; boooo. Faith Hill would have been interesting casting as Rayna (if she could act). The on again off again relationship with sad sack Deacon, who would be interested in a guy with all that drama going on, at his age, for reals anyway; Boring. Hayden was impressive at first, her singing and chutzpah was great but her trajectory as a character was bs; a train wreck is good drama if it's well written. And Avery what a wet blanket probably the worst character in the series. Then there's Clare she sings like a bird but the bitch is so up herself why would anyone care and Sam (Cunnar) nobody in show business is that nice, nobody!!!! Still i love country music ill start back with s05.
05/04/17 at 03:52pm
I love this show and I think they're doing a really great job of transitioning storylines and broadening the horizons. I'm sorry Connie Britton left the cast but I think Charles Esten and the rest of the cast has really stepped up and it's more interesting and better. The music has been excellent this season but I've always loved the music. I have also noticed that the sets, staging, lighting, filming, etc. are beautifully done. I see attention to detail that I didn't notice before. Don't get me wrong, I think the show has always been very good, it just seems to have taken on more polish (attention to details) this season. I appreciate the fabulously talented actors/singers on the show - there is nothing else like this on TV and I would love to see it go on forever! Why would anyone say such mean things about a this show. I think the disgusting comment from Ted about Hayden Panettiere (who is excellent on this show!) was completely out of line. If you don't have anything constructive to say better not to say anything. Why are you watching the show if you don't like, it let alone take the time for mean comments?
04/19/17 at 04:54pm
Used to love this show, but this season has been an utter train wreck. I know last season wasn't the best, but at least everyone was in character, this year they all feel super out of character and forced. Gave up on it after 5 episodes.
04/12/17 at 07:23pm
I struggle with the last season but will give this season another go. I would like to see it concentrate more on the music side of things as it did in the first few seasons and be least of a soap opera.
04/12/17 at 12:09pm
Terrible show with crap music and Panettiere has got one of those faces you just want to punch for 3 hours
04/11/17 at 12:52pm
The renewal of Nashville for Season 6 is the best news I've heard all day! Thank you CMT for recognizing you have a great show on your hands that viewers love!
04/11/17 at 01:29am
Great we love this show. Country music has been my passion for years.
04/10/17 at 11:44pm
I am so happy it is getting another year now that it has moved to cable and even after Connie Britton decided to bail on the show. This show does not need her, it is the ensemble cast that drives this show, not just one big name actress. The music is the story of Nashville. This show deserves to continue to tell its story.
04/10/17 at 01:56pm