Were you nervous your hit country music drama Nashville wouldn’t be returning for a sixth season? Not only is the show one of the highest-rated and most-watched CMT series in history, but Nashville will boast another full season, airing 16 new episodes that will premiere in early 2018.
The first to tip the world off to this great news was Charles Esten, who plays Deacon, who dropped the news via a Facebook Live video on Monday (April 10). Esten’s fellow cast and crew members hadn’t known until the same time as fans, so their excitement was shared in the clip!
“We’re so grateful to everybody who made this happen,” says a smiling Esten. He profusely thanks fans and the network for saving the infamous series from ending too soon. “We’re very grateful to keep making these shows for you.”
Not only is the show renewed, but CMT also announced a midseason premiere date of Thursday, June 1 at 9PM ET. Keep up with the network to find out the complete 2017-2018 programming slate in the upcoming weeks.
As you remember, Nashville was dramatically cut by its original network, ABC, after Season 4 but fans of the show were livid. The outcry and popular demand of the show caused it to be quickly picked up and moved to CMT for Season 5 (and now, Season 6).
The show is not only a hit in the United States, but loved internationally as well with it’s airing on six continents and in more than 100 territories.