‘Nashville’ Cast Members React to Show’s Cancellation

After the announcement that the sixth season of 'Nashville' would be the last, some of the cast expressed their gratitude via social media.

Written by Kelly Brickey
‘Nashville’ Cast Members React to Show’s Cancellation
Clare Bowen and Charles Esten; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for ACM

After the shocking announcement that the sixth season of Nashville on CMT would be the last, some of the cast expressed their gratitude about the show’s success via social media.

On Friday (Nov. 17), a press release confirmed that season six of the musical drama would be its last run on television through CMT. While many Nashies were saddened by the news, executive producer Marshall Herskovitz reassured viewers that the best is yet to come with all of the drama ready to ensue within the last 16 episodes of the series.

Just like fans sent out their sadness over the show’s ending date, a couple of Nashville cast members told their fans how happy they were to work in Music City and experience everything the series had to offer. Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne, made his message all about the fans that kept their show alive throughout six seasons of content.

“Hard to express the amount of gratitude in my heart. This role, this show, and this city have changed everything for me and mine. I’ll have plenty of time to give my thanks to so many, but for now: To our incredibly loyal #Nashies all over the world: THANK YOU 💝 #NoYouNoUs,” Esten posted to his followers.

Jonathan Jackson, known for the role of Avery Barkley, wished for fans to continue their love of Nashville and hoped for them to support him as he follows his music dreams in the industry.

“Season 6 will be the final for @NashvilleCMT. I want to thank the fans for their incredible support. We’re going to finish Season 6 strong! I look forward to seeing you all at a concert in the coming year,” tweeted Jackson.

Clare Bowen, known as Scarlett O’Connor, got rather emotional about her role and how the show launched her career to the next level thanks to every viewer that was a part of its journey.

“Here’s to our final season of Nashville on CMT. Endless gratitude and love to everyone who made our show possible. From creators to writers to the guys and girls who drive the trucks and light the lights, to those who keep them burning, and especially, to our beloved fans. You changed my life, and I will never forget it. Scarlett has, and will always be a little piece of my heart – so we shall see you soon, for the season that will be our last hurrah, and then, on a stage somewhere, in a ridiculous dress, because really, the music has just begun… 💛✨,” she wrote.

Nashville debuted back in 2012 and ran for four seasons on ABC before getting cancelled abruptly from the lineup. CMT brought the show to its new home shortly after ABC pulled the plug, giving it a spot in the lineup for the rest of its television run.

The final season of Nashville is set to premiere on Thursday, January 4, on CMT.