All good things must come to an end, so Nashville will take its final episodes to season six with the series ending after its run in 2018.
Just days after the premiere date for season six was announced for early January, reports say that this season will be the show’s last. Thankfully enough for fans of the show, the season will feature 16 episodes broken up into two parts with the season finale geared for summer 2018.
While Nashville may be on its way out, the executive producer of the show promises fans that the storylines will go out with a bang and the show will plug both great drama and great music for its last hoorah.
“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,” executive producer Marshall Herskovitz stated recently in a press release. “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 premiered back in 2012 on ABC, which led it to heightened success over the mixture of country music and business relationships within every sensationalized episode. ABC suddenly dropped from the mainstay channel after just four seasons, in which Nashies banded together to bring the show back for a fifth season on a new home network with CMT.
For its final run, Nashville plans to pack in as much as they can with the addition of five new cast members to mix up the original group of characters. Although each preview gives only bits and pieces of the chaos ahead, it looks like Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) will fall off the beaten path while Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) continues to recover from the sudden loss of Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), both personally and professionally.
The season six premiere will air on Thursday, January 4, on CMT.