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