Scripted drama “Nashville,” which debuted on ABC on Oct. 10, 2012 and was reprived by CMT for a fifth season beginning in December 2016, will conclude after the upcoming sixth season.
“All of us on ‘Nashville’ are so incredibly grateful to the show’s fans, who convinced CMT to give us a chance to keep telling the story of these remarkable characters,” said series executive producer Marshall Herskovitz. “And we want to return the favor with a final season that celebrates all the joys and passions, twists and turns — and amazing music – that made ‘Nashville’ such an exciting journey for the last six years.”
“Nashville” is set against the backdrop of the titular city’s music scene and follows the lives of country music superstars as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. It stars Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Kaitlin Doubleday, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad. In addition, Season six will feature Rhiannon Giddens and Cameron Scoggins in recurring roles. Connie Britton previously starred as Rayna Jaymes but left the show during its fifth season.
The final 16-episode season of “Nashville” premieres Jan. 4 and will air in two chunks, with the finale coming this summer. Episodes also stream on Hulu the day after they air on CMT.