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Jonathan Jackson Posts Special Message to Nashies: CMT Acknowledges Fans Helped Make Nashville's Fifth Season A Reality!

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Photo: CBSNashvilleGetty

Friday was a great day for #Nashies with the vocal fans of Nashville, received the news that their soap is continuing on for its fifth season on CMT, with the following day episodes being made available online at Hulu.

Former General Hospital favorite and one of the main stars of Nashville, Jonathan Jackson (Avery) took to Twitter with a special thank you to the fans for helping keeping the series alive and now their efforts are paying off.  (See video below) Jackson posted along with his video message: “Thank you, #Nashies #NashvillesBack”

In the official press release from CMT on the series pick-up, Brian Phillips, president of the network noted: “The wave of love and appreciation they have unleashed for Nashville has been overwhelming. Nashville is a perfect addition to our evolving line-up of big music specials, documentaries, and original series.  We see our fans and ourselves in this show and we will treasure it like no other network. Nashville belongs on CMT.”

Connie Britton (Rayna) was also credited the fans for Nashville’s upcoming fifth season, when she told ETOnline: ” Look, that was an example of fans being really enthusiastic and we really owe that all to the fans. The same (happened) with Friday Night Lights and Nashville is experiencing the same good fortune.”

Glad to see Jonathan will be back as Avery on the upcoming fifth season of Nashville? Watch his video ‘thank you’ after the jump, and then weigh-in on how the fans brought back the music city drama!


Leave a comment | 17 Comments


  1. Paula

    June 11, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I am so thrilled Nashville will be returning! YEAH!!!!! Great show, storyline and actors, glad to know you all are returning.

    • Ken

      June 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      There’s a reason why Michael Fairman is as respected in the soap industry as an alley cat and it’s because of things like this: his constant ass-kissing of homophobic douche Jonathan Jackson.

      As a gay man, he should be ashamed of himself a thousand times over, especially on a weekend like this.

      • Richard

        June 13, 2016 at 11:35 am

        Jonathan Jackson is homoohobic?? Oh wow, I have never heard that!! Details??

      • JK

        June 13, 2016 at 11:13 pm


  2. Evelyn

    June 11, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you CMT! Yes Nashville belongs on CMT!♥️

  3. Jeanne Gravley

    June 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    This is AWSOME news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am thrilled!! Thank you CMT for being so SMART to pick up this wonderful show with such talented stars.

  4. Kelly

    June 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    YAY!!!! Thrilled to know all Nashville fans can continue to watch this great show!! Big thanks to CMT!! Yes, Nashville DOES belong on CMT❤️

  5. Judy L

    June 11, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Wonderful news …… Love the show

  6. Melissa

    June 12, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Oh, yay! I’ll definitely be watching.

  7. diane

    June 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I love Nashville!! I sure was going to miss it and the characters. So glad CMY picked it up!!

  8. Penny

    June 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Very, Very Happy! I’ll be sure to watch!

  9. Jane

    June 12, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Still say he’s wasting his talent there.

    • rebecca1

      June 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      He’s not wasting his talent there. This phenomenal show has over six million viewers. Jonathan lives in Nashvillie, has his own band and acts. He gets to have it all on this show; he’s one of the main characters AND he gets to play music. I’d say he’s living his dream.

  10. ADAM

    June 12, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Awesome news CMT gain is ABC lost- what dumb butts! Cannot wait to see the show this fall !!!!

  11. brian

    June 13, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Happy for all the fans that their show continues. I does make me wonder whats up with ABC. They give us great shows ( AMC & OLTL) and then cancel them. Nashville is the latest prove of this. I feel so many viewers must watch online or other ways that ABC thinks their show are less popular than they really are. Still dreaming of a proper retunn of OLTL but we all know dreams hardly come true.

    • nellie

      June 13, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      There is so many of us dreamers out there but ABC no longer has a connection to their audience. Shame on them.

  12. nellie

    June 13, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Jonatham Jackson is an excellent actor and performer. Thrilled to see Nashville lives on.

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According to TMZ: the police report said that Hayden revealed that she and Brian were in their bedroom when he started throwing her around and punched her.  The Teton County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a disturbance at a private residence. That caller said an intoxicated male was locked out of the home because he punched his girlfriend in the face.

Pantierre’s face was red and swollen, and she also had a scrape and swelling on her left hand; which she believed came from Hickerson’s watch during the altercation.  Deputies then decided to book Hickerson for domestic battery. He was also hit with a second charge of interfering with a police officer for allegedly refusing to identify himself.

Things looked like they had taken a turn for the better before the incident, noting that the couple moved past another altercation previously from 2019.  That case was dismissed, although he has left red marks on Pantierre’s body, because they could not find a “material witness”.

Hayden and Brian have been dating since 2018.  Daytime fans remember first seeing Hayden as a young Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light.  She played Juliette on Nashville from 2012-2018.

So what do you think about the latest incident involving Hayden? Comment below.

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The music video features shots of Jackson in a very dark incarnation, and the track will also appear on Jackson + Enation’s upcoming album due out later this fall, Ultraviolet Empire.

Jonathan says of the new album: “Our new album, Ultraviolet Empire, is a throwback record. It’s a record we played together live in the studio. Most of the songs are one take -just letting the band play.  It was amazing playing with our co-producer Colin Linden and capturing something so raw and visceral.”

This will be the band’s follow-up to their 2017 album  Anthems for the Apocalypse and their successful 2018 tour in Europe opening for Echo & The Bunnymen,

Check out the music video featuring Jonathan released this week below.

Then, let us know, should Lucky return to Port Charles for the Nurses’ Ball with his band and play a tune off the new album next spring? Will Jonathan come home to GH for a guest appearance? Will you be checking out the new music from him in the coming months? Comment below.

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The last 36 hours have seen some of your favorite primetime dramas renewed and others canceled; several of which feature former or current soap stars.  ABC has renewed for its upcoming sixth season How to Get Away with Murder.  During its fifth season, the series ranked as the No. 1 program in Thursday’s 10 PM slot in key demos: Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.

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However, the ensemble CBS comedy Life in Pieces which features Y&R’s Hunter King (Summer) as Clementine was canceled, and will not return after its current fourth season which is currently airing its fifth episode out of thirteen.



Upon learning of the cancellation, King took to her Instagram and shared: “Thank you for bringing me into the Life In Pieces family and for making it such a fun four years. I have so much love and respect for everyone who was involved in this show. Thank you to the amazing cast and crew, and thank you to our amazing leaders Justin Adler, @kaplanaaron , and Jeff Morton . I am forever grateful.”

Finally, Lee Daniels series on Fox, Star, which has been a companion to his hit sudsy Empire, was also canceled after its 3rd season.  Star followed three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business.  It has been reported by various outlets that the showrunners will be looking for another home for the series to try to continue it on.

So, happy to learn about HWTGM and ‘Grey’s’ being renewed? What do you think of the cancellations of Life in Pieces and Star? Let us know via the comment section below.

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