November 17, 2017

CMT announced today that Nashville will conclude its run after its upcoming sixth season. The move to end the show comes after only two seasons on the cable network, which became its new home after being revived from cancellation by its original network ABC in 2016.

While fans will surely be disappointed by the news, many were surprised too see the country drama renewed for a sixth season earlier this year. When lead actress Connie Britton departed the series midway through Season 5, it was speculated that the storylines would likely wind down and conclude shortly thereafter.

Nashville got its start on ABC in 2012, where it ran for four seasons before getting the ax. During its time on the broadcast network, the show built a core base of loyal fans fond of its dramatic storytelling mixed with country music. CMT felt the series and its built-in fanbase would make a good addition to its growing line-up of original content, and after its first season Nashville was the most-watched and highest-rated series in the cable network's history. Over the course of its run the show has produced over 120 episodes and released over 10 soundtracks featuring its music.

The sixth and final season of Nashville will air in 2018 as the last-remaining original scripted series on CMT. Look for a premiere on Thursday January 4 to kick off the show's final 16-episode run, which will be split into two parts.