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It’s Official: CMT Picks Up ‘Nashville’ for Season Five

Deal Includes Streaming on Hulu and Funding by the City of Nashville

Life continues after the broadcast networks. After a modestly rated four season run on ABC, CMT has officially stepped up to the plate and will revive critically acclaimed drama “Nashville” for season five. The deal included Hulu, which will stream the new episodes after running on CMT. And the deal includes funding from Metro, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. and Ryman Hospitality, to offset the costs. The state put $8 million in its budget and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has proposed a $1.375 million fund for film incentives.

The entire cast is expected to return for the show, which will be under the direction of a new creative team. The number of new episodes has not been confirmed.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. WOW! This is something that actually makes sense. I’m not sure how many people will actually follow it to CMT. I personally felt it was time to end it, but the fans are vocal so good for them.