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.