Renewed: Nashville

Good news for Nashville fans with the US melodrama renewed for a sixth season at CMT, for 16 episodes in 2018.

The news comes after the cable channel, aka Country Music Channel, picked up the series following its axe at ABC after four seasons.

“The devoted Nashie fan base has generated record-breaking numbers for CMT,” said CMT president Brian Philips. “Nashville ranks as the network’s highest-rated and most-watched show in the network’s history, averaging 2.1M weekly viewers (L+7).”

Over the course of the first half of the season the series notched up nearly 16 million total viewers on CMT alone and nearly 23 million on CMT and Nick at Nite.

Part 2 of the 5th season is due in the US in June with Rachel Bilson and Kaitlin Doubleday to join while Jeff Nordling will recur in the role of Brad Maitland, narcissistic owner of the most successful record label in Nashville.

Nashville screens in Australia on Showcase.

Source: Broadcasting & Cable

One Comment:

  1. Despite having different musical tastes, and different tastes in TV also, this show has become a guilty pleasure in our household. Hopefully they can up the musical content a little – has been a little bit light in the current series – the standard of writing behind some of the music is quite good (the writing behind the script though is pure melodrama!). Nice to know the series has got a bit more life in it.

    Also – Rhiannon Giddens (new actor in the series) is touring Australia at the moment and is excellent. Saw her perform last night – hadn’t heard her previously and didn’t actually realise it was the same person until afterwards, but she’s really good.

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