‘Nashville’ Gets Renewed for Season Six, Announces Mid-Season Premiere Date

Season six of the television drama series is slated to air in early 2018.

Written by Kelly Brickey
‘Nashville’ Gets Renewed for Season Six, Announces Mid-Season Premiere Date
Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes; Photo courtesy CMT

Nashies can get excited because their beloved hit television drama isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!

CMT recently announced they would be renewing Nashville for a sixth season, following the successful jump of the fifth season from ABC to CMT. Charles Esten, who plays the role of Deacon Claybourne, took to a Facebook Live video to give the good news on behalf of the rest of the cast and crew.

Not only will Nashville be back around for a brand new season earlier next year, viewers can soon tune in the show for its midseason premiere on June 1. The new episodes will follow the traumatic loss of lead character Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) after she suffered from complications due to a surgery post-car accident and how the rest of the crew cope with the grief.

Television stars Rachel Bilson and Kaitlin Doubleday will be joining the cast for the rest of season five, playing recurring characters to unfold in the drama. Jeff Nordling will play Brad Maitland, a very successful record label owner in the music industry of Music City.

Nashville is set to return for the rest of season five on Thursday, June 1, at 9 p.m. ET on CMT.