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ABC Renews 15 Series, But Will NASHVILLE and CASTLE Live To See Another Season?

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It was a good day for many series on the ABC Television Network who received their primetime renewals for another season. First off #TGIT drama line-up of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder all will be retuurning.  For ‘Grey’s’ it will be its 13th season, and for Scandal its 6th, while HTGAWM will serve up its 3rd.

In addition, the network handed out pick-ups to Once Upon A Time, Quantico, The Goldbergs,  and Fresh Off The Boat.  These shows join already announced returns of: black-ish, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Middle, Modern Family, Shark Tank, The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, and America’s Funniest Home Videos.

However, fans of several shows are waiting to see if there favorite series gets the axe, or will live to see another day!  Chief among them is the Music City soap opera, Nashville and Nathan Fillion’s Castle.  Both have yet to get confirmation along with Last Man Standing, Dr. Ken and The Muppets, and also American Crime, Galavant and Agent Carter.

So, which shows are you glad are returning fo another season?  Do you think Nashville and Castle will live to see another day? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Melissa
Melissa

Am a fan of both shows but have to admit they have become formulaic of late, especially Castle. It’s really the likeability of the actors on both shows that keep them going. The writing not so much.

Sheila
Sheila

Nashville is imo the best on ABC. I can’t believe it is in jeopardy.

Robert
Robert

Not looking good for castle, this might be the last season. Nashville is always on the bubble, they never get high ratings. ABC SHOULD cancel Nashville, and renew Castle.

Nicole
Nicole

I want Castle back no doubt. Love that show

su0000
su0000

I predict..
Both, NASHVILLE and CASTLE will not be renewed, this will their last season..

Dastle had a great run!

Nashville hard horrible music and catered to country music lovers..

west virgina fan
west virgina fan

It was about country music–if you didn’t like that kind of music you shouldn’t have watched it. and for those of us who like American, roots and country, T Bone Burnett and later Buddy Miller have done a great job. If there was a soap called La Scala would you complain that it catered to opera fans?

west virgina fan
west virgina fan

auto correct is biased as well: tried to type Americana

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

It’s a great show west virginia fan. I LOVE the music! But then again, there’s been such a cross over between a lot of music genres Keith Urban, Rascall Flatt, Jennifer Nettles, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry…on and on…even Steven Tyler and Darius Rucker have dug in their heels…so to speak. :/ But they’re not really old school…

I must admit I’m not a fan of old country…when it was stictly country music. But I’ve come to appreciate Willy Nelson and of course Johnny Cash (did you ever see Walk the Line with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon? Fantastic film!) But I digress…

I say this each season that Nashville’s fate is undecided. I soooo hope it’s renewed. Such a great show from characters to relationships to music. One of my favs!

su0000
su0000

hi west virgina fan..
exactly.. it catered to a group of people…
I liked some of the stories but had need to FF through the songs after a minute or less, usually less lol..
The woman with long long hair and cut it all off , her songs all sounded the same, different words but same song lol..

thing is; Nashville was not a series for everyone, mainly because of the terrible music lol .. so it had more-so of a selected audience which will lead to its cancellation imo.

((Empire is 100 times better lol)

Alan
Alan

I think the show’s biggest problem was its lack of long term story and inability to write for the bad guys who actually drove story. Killing off Juliet’s train wreck mama, Rayna’s sneaky dad, and Gunnar’s shady brother were huge mistakes because those characters could have generated story and been woven into several stories. It always feels like half the show wants to be a traditional soap with country music and the other half wants to avoid the soap label at all costs. Such a waste of potential because the cast is very good but is done in by the lack of a clear vision for the show’s identity.

The one area that I think Nashville succeeds is in its use of music — Nashville tends to weave it in pretty effortlessly while Empire makes every plot center on the music which is boring and ultimately very one note in its storytelling which is why I dropped that show as well.

su0000
su0000

”Castle””

Elaine Buck
Elaine Buck

I really would be up set to see Nashville and Castle not returning. They are my favorite shows.

Rodd
Rodd

Glad the Thursday line up is safe, but really want to hear Castle and Nashville included in this group, too. As for the others, I couldn’t care.

Alan
Alan

Glad to see Quantico, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, and The Middle are returning. ABC should renew American Crime which has been amazing this season. It’s time to cancel Nashville — I’ve always been amazed that show got a second season.

Yvonne
Yvonne

Love Nashville and Agent Carter and Castle shoulld have on e more season

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

When ABC canned AMC & OLTL, I decided the only ABC show I’d continue to watch is GH. So, no interest here in what happens to rest of their shows.

Anthony
Anthony

I sure hope Nashville is given another season. I do enjoy the characters and I love country music, but with shake-up at the top of ABC, I fear the worst. If Nashville is cancelled, maybe Jonathan Jackson will return to GH as Lucky Spencer. Then again, who knows if the new ABC big shots intend on keeping GH around!

cindy
cindy

I really hope Nashville gets renewed.

s corbett
s corbett

What is wrong with ABC??? Nashville is the best show on the air and it hasn’t been renewed yet!!! Make me want to give up all ABC shows if not renewed!

Timmm
Timmm

Half hour sitcoms sell really well in syndication. Hour long shows have a steeper hill to climb. A show like Nashville isnt popular enough to do well in syndication. It might be what is holding up their decision.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I read somewhere that abc wants more comedies in the future than continuing dramas because shows that are serialized are harder to sell into syndication…and i doubt they will ever do a new daytime soap-so watch whats out there before they are gone.

JUDY K
JUDY K

JUST WHAT WE NEED…MORE COMEDIES!! THE NASHVILLE CAST IS EXCELLENT…..I AM ONE THAT HOPES IT WILL BE PICKED UP.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I havent watched that one but if it does get picked up ill start watching it…i love continuing dramas!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

jimh…Nashville is fantastic. It’s really got everything…great characters, intertwined stories and very good music. It’s not drama per se in that it’s always “heavy”. But it’s just one of the shows where you kinda get caught up in the people and just wish you were there. (lol, or maybe that’s just me but while watching I get caught up in the Nashville aura…

Rose
Rose

Jimh…I guess it’s what networks consider comedy, and that usually involves hopefully increasing ratings and higher advertising $s. But from what I’ve seen from promos, I haven’t seen any that were my idea of funny. Except Big Bang Theory…and I’m wondering about it’s future because it’s lost some of it’s magic. As far as the others, they seem to be a variation of the reality shows…dumbing down to the lowest common denominator. Guess they are having trouble finding good comedy writers like soaps are for soap writers, or they don’t want to invest the $’s or take a risk with writers who aren’t always putting people down.

su0000
su0000

Hi Rose..

With the exception of ‘ Big Bang Theory , there has not been a good comedy series since Seinfeld..
The ones airing now have way too much silly stupid in them..

rebecca1
rebecca1

Actually Black-ish is betond hilarious…and though I don’t regularly watch The Goldbergs I just recently caught one episide and it wad actually pretty funny.

JANET
JANET

Comedies ? If fresh off the boat is a comedy, we are in trouble. Its re- newed. Last man Standing is funny, will hope its renewed. Nashvile I like I like country music, and even Castle can be good. we watch Quanico, but can take it or leave it. Castle is ok. ABC is the worst network, all they want is money, and they don’t care if we like what they throw at us. Renewed Dancing with the stars Last year I shut that off. We all watch what we like. I don’t watch any of the others.GH included.

SZima
SZima

I’ve watched Castle from the beginning (plus re-runs late every Saturday night) and would hate to see the show go, but I won’t be surprised. I believe it’s reached the end. Some of the stories are kinda dumb now.
I gave up Nashville during season 3 simply because I had too many shows to watch and could no longer keep up. It was an OK show, but I would think that too would have reached the end of good stories.
I also gave up OUAT after season 3. For me it was just too much with too many characters and stories intertwining that didn’t/shouldn’t intertwine. It should have been canceled after season 2.
MY opinions!

Melissa
Melissa

Couldn’t agree with you more about OUAT. Shocked it was not cancelled awhile ago. It’s become an extended commercial for Disney characters. Has lost all of it’s originality.

Joann
Joann

I love Nashville and I hope it has, at least, one more season. I would like to see Rayna and Deacon build the music company up and end on a great note!

Ric
Ric

Cancel OUAT, it is so bloated and only survives for Disney to feed their own characters. Nashvile has had a bad time of it but I like how the stories evolved so far and would like to see one more season. I lost interest in Castle years ago.Too formulaic. TGIT is the best block of shows on TV but I also lost interest in Grey’s years ago. Replace it with anothe Shondra show and move it back to Sunday night.

Joanne
Joanne

I’ve watched every episode of Castle and have all of the DVDs. One of the few shows I still watch. Would hate to see it go… 🙁

Trudy
Trudy

We love Nashville, so we want to see it renewed. We don’t even like country music, but we love the music on the show.

American Crime is the best show on television right now, so it should be renewed. We just discovered it and so wish we had seen the first season.

Castle feels over. Love the actors, but it just feels like it is running out of gas.

SoftJohn
SoftJohn

As Long As OUAT and MF is still on the air, we will be alright! Also what is the big deal with Nashville anyway? It’s not the best show in the world, if fact, I’m surprise it’s still on the air!

Skp53
Skp53

Two of my favorite shows! I’d be really upset if they don’t return!

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NASHVILLE Midseason Premiere: You Gotta Have Heart

On Thursday night’s Nashville midseason premiere: heartache, heartbreak, and heart damage were the order of the day.  Through the hour episode, the Nashville men took front and center stage through their emotional songs and their dramatic turns.  

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We pick up right after Will (Chris Carmack) is rushed to the hospital after collapsing during The Chew performance in New York.  Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and Alannah (Rainee Blake) learn from the doctor that their friend and bandmate is suffering from none other than a heart infection. The physician says, “Are any of you aware that he was using needles, injecting steroids?” Avery (Jonathan Jackson), and Alannah are stunned while Gunnar reveals that he knew about Will injecting himself once.  When Avery and Gunnar go visit Will in his hospital room, Gunnar is mad because he thinks it is “stupid” that Will did this to himself.

Will, as usual, sloughs it off and apologizes. But things don’t look good for Will. The doctor tells the country star to take it easy, and that he might need surgery, because there is something going on in his mitral valve in his heart. Will receives bad news; that he can’t play concerts or perform anytime soon.

When the news spreads through Nashville that Will has survived this heart scare, none other than Zach (Cameron Scoggins), Will’s ex, surprises him when Will is at home resting.  Zach gets a clue that Will’s steroid use may have something to do with the good-looking trainer, Mark, who he flaunted in front of his face when the two of them broke up.  As the two of them kind of flirt with each other, Zach mentions that Mark and him broke up, leaving a possible window of hope that Zach and Will might get back together again.  

Scarlett (Clare Bowen), who sees that Will is feeling sorry for himself, gives him a notebook and a pen and tells him to try to write a song about his feelings, even though Will protests that he is a showman, not a songwriter. But of course, in true Nashville fashion, Will comes up with an emotional song by the end of the episode, sung and played to perfection by Carmack.

As for Avery, is there anything cuter than Avery with his young daughter Cadence, while MIA mother Juliette (Hayden Panetierre) has once again put him in a position where he’s raising this child all by himself?  Meanwhile Alannah, who has slept with Gunnar, is very attracted to Avery. 

One night, after it appears that she hit the sack with Gunnar, she goes over to Avery’s to hang out for some drinking … dancing … and talking.  It is apparent that Avery enjoys her company, and she is clearly into him. Nothing happens between them.  They both fall asleep separately in the living room, and the next morning Avery thanks her for her support. 

However, a tabloid photo surfaces on Gunnar’s phone that says there’s a woman sneaking out of Avery’s house. When he sees that it is none other than Alannah, Gunnar is livid! He heads over to a rehearsal begging for a fight. They don’t have a fight, but instead, Gunnar gets hit in the nose by the band member’s guitar. The way it looks to us, maybe, just maybe, Gunnar and Will, who have been good friends, even though Gunnar hasn’t slept with a guy that maybe, just maybe, they could end up together?  After all, Gunnar and Will did kiss that one time.  Is this just wishful thinking, or could Nashville go down this road before its series finale?

As for Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten), who has been the epicenter of the show, since Connie Britton has departed, he has gotten himself caught in the middle and involved with Jessie (Kaitlin Doubleday) and her ex, Brad (Jeff Nordling). Brad is suing Jessie for full custody of their son. Deacon’s past of alcohol abuse and and fights don’t look good for them, and it’s tearing this possible new love affair apart.  Later, Jessie and Deacon profess they don’t want to lose each other.

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However, the most poignant moment of the show happened when Maddie (Lennon Stella), who knocked back some booze during Jonah’s birthday week, showed up back at Deacon and Rayna’s home.  She’s defiant, and she wants to move out.  Deacon notices that she’s drinking water, looking dehydrated like she’s hungover from alcohol. 

He confronts her and says, “What the heck were you thinking?” She screams that she’s an adult, and she’s 18.  He says, “Not in this house you’re not!” She fires back, “Maybe I should move out!” As they’re both crying, and they begin to calm down. Deacon is fearful that he could pass the addiction gene of alcohol onto his daughter.  He reflects on how he lost so many years with Rayna, and so many years with his daughter, and that he doesn’t want Maddie to make the same mistakes as he did.

At the end of the episode, seeing how her sister, Daphne (Maisy Stella) is broken up over the fact that she doesn’t want Maddie to move out, she ends up in bed hanging out with her dad and her sister, and they hug it out now she’s going to stay, and not leave the nest.

So, what did you think about midseason premiere of Nashville?  Did it have a lot of heart? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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NASHVILLE: What’s Next? The Final 8 Episodes Set To Begin!

After ‘Nashies’ hung on to their favorite primetime soap opera through its cancellation by ABC, its series star departing the series, and the news that CMT has made it official that this sixth and final season would be its last, viewers will learn how it will all end for some of their favorite characters as the final eight episodes begin to air starting tomorrow on Thursday June 7th at 8PMEST.  The series finale airs this summer on Friday, July 26.

Creator Callie Khouri speaks on the latest developments, and what’s next for the characters she created in a new video teaser launched this week from the cable network.

For General Hospital fans, they have watched multi-Daytime Emmy winner Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky) as Avery Barclay.  Avery has been the main love interest for Juliette Barnes, played by Hayden Panettiere.  As the season heads towards its finale, Avery seems to have taken a liking to Alannah, while Juliette is immersed and trying to get the goods on the cult she finds herself in.  Will she make it back to Avery before he falls head over heels for someone else?

Will Lexington (Chris Carmack) suffered a medical disaster after overdoing his steroid use.  What will be the consequences of his actions?  Deacon’s father comes into the equation and old wounds will surface and we will learn more about why Deacon (Charles Esten) is the way he is.

In an interview with TV Insider, Charles Esten side-stepped the question if Rayna James (Britton) would be seen somehow in flashbacks, as a ghost, or something else?  All he would coyly say is: . “Of course, fans want to know.  I wanted to know too before the scripts came out, and now I do, and you soon will. How good was that?”

Watch the latest teaser for the final episodes of Nashville below!  Then let us know: what you think will happen to Deacon, Juliette, and Avery?  And, now that Nashville has concluded, do you hope Jonathan Jackson comes back to GH to reprise his role as Lucky Spencer? Comment below.

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NASHVILLE The Final Episodes Teaser!

Nashies! We are soon going to have to say goodbye to the Music City drama, but before we do the back-half of Nashville’s sixth and final season is on its way beginning on Thursday, June 7th, (9PMEST/8PMCST) and concluding with the series finale on July 26th only on CMT!

The just released new video teaser features: Chris Carmack, Hayden Panettiere, and Charles Esten, and more talking about what is to come, and why the show has been so enduring to its legions of fans from its ABC incarnation to its final home on the cable network.

In story what to look for: Deacon rips into his father, Gunnar catches Avery (Jonathan Jackson) and Alannah together, Scarlett ends up in a dangerous situation when her war vet friend, Sean is alone at his horse farm complete with a gun, while Juliette works to bring down Darius’ cult she got sucked into. Juliette yelps in the teaser: “You control people by fear and intimidation.” Will she succeed?

Watch the Nashville teaser after the jump! Then let us know if you think the back-half of its final season will provide a pay-off to fans who have stuck with the show for six season via the comment section below! (more…)

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