Hey Nashies!! It’s time to celebrate! Nashville has officially been renewed for a sixth season on CMT! But, there is a catch.
Charles Esten and Hayden Panettiere, aka Deacon Claybourne and Juliette Barnes, told fans about the exciting news via Facebook Live this afternoon.
Though the series continues to live on for another season, there will be less episodes to go around. The sixth season will be will be cut back to 16 episodes instead of 21 or 22 episodes like the previous runs. This is not uncommon for a network like CMT as they typically run 10 to 18 episode shows on the network. In fact, when CMT originally picked up the series for a 22 episode run, that was considered uncommon at the time so, we have no doubt the slightly shortened season will have no impact on the show story line.
Additionally, we have some more casting news to share! Last month, it was announced that Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) and Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire) would be moving to Music City. Also announced today, Jeff Nordling (Big Little Lies and Desperate Housewives) will be joining the cast playing Brad Maitland, a character who is described as an “extremely successful, charming, egotistical, narcissistic owner of the most successful record label in Nashville.” All three will be joining the cast starting in the second half of season 5.
Nashville will be returning from its mid-season break on Thursday, June 1 at 9pm EST. The mid-season premiere picks up 10 weeks after the events that unfolded in the mid-season finale. You can check out a sneak peek from CMT below.
Are you excited?!
Sources: CMT Press Release
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