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NASHVILLE Could Live To See Another Day On CMT: Formal Announcement Expected Wednesday!

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It looks like the music city drama, Nashville, canned by ABC in May, is about to find a new home on the cable outlet CMT.

That outlet would be the perfect fit, because of its country music bent.  According to TV Line, Lionsgate is nearing a deal for Nashville’s fifth season to live on CMT, with an expected formal announcement on Wednesday Night’s CMT Awards. (8PMET/7PMCST)

According to Variety:  “CMT would be a seamless home for Nashville, which is surely seen as a ‘get’ for the Viacom-owned cable channel.  While the ratings (1.8 rating in adults 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s ‘live plus-7’ estimates) were not strong enough to warrant another season at ABC, those types of numbers are big for CMT.”

Nashville ended its fourth and final season on ABC with a cliffhanger that saw Avery Barclay (Jonathan Jackson) waiting for the love of his life Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) at the airport, only to learn that her plane has gone missing.

It will be interesting to see if the entire cast of Nashville will return in tact, if the series does receive a confirmation pick-up on a cable outlet.

So, are you excited to hear that Nashville could live to see another day on CMT? Share your thoughts in the comment secton below!

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Melissa
Melissa

Totally excited! Would love to see a fifth season. Thank you in advance CMT!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Please. Yes.

Anthony
Anthony

Excellent news! As soon as it’s official, I will begin digging a hole to erect a shrine to Lionsgate, and CMT!!

su0000
su0000

OK-
Happy dance for all the Nashville fans.. Hope you’ll get your series back.

(I tuned out never to tune back in)

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Thanks, su0000. I get irritated with people who call for a show’s cancellation or gloat if a show fails just because they didn’t like it — as if they are the only people whose opinions matter. What harm does it do them if a show stays on the air for other people to enjoy? Thanks for being classy enough to be happy for others, even if “Nashville” isn’t your cup of tea!

JK
JK

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!

Ricardo
Ricardo

Oh my god, please let this be true. I suggested that CMT or netfix pick up Nasville.

Omar
Omar

Great news..Good call Ricardo..I just hope CMT manages to bring back the entire cast since there will be a difference in salary for the actors involved.

Dar
Dar

I am beyond excited… Shame on ABC & Kudos to CMT !!! Nashville is a fantastic show !!!

John Kulp
John Kulp

CMT just gained a whole new audience who watched Nashville on ABC but didn’t necessarily watch CMT programming before, because you don’t need to be a hard core country music fan to LOVE the show Nashville. Other regular viewers of CMT who might not have watched Nashville in the past may start tuning in as well…especially if CMT were able to re-air the first four seasons, while simultaneously debuting the new season elsewhere on the channel’s program schedule. I’d love to see it air in its same time and day that it aired on ABC and get better ratings than whatever junk ABC tries replacing it with!!! I’m thrilled – long live Nashville!!!!!

Trudy
Trudy

ITA.

Reagan
Reagan

I love Nashville & hope this news is true! More stories to tell!!

Darrell
Darrell

Yes it would be great to see CMT pick up Nashville. Just hope they don’t drop it like they did Dallas

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Dallas was on TNT! (But I always wondered why CMT didn’t grab it.)

Rodd
Rodd

I certainly hope it’s a “go”!

GemmaG
GemmaG

I’d watch (and listen!!)

Debutante
Debutante

Yesssssssss! 🙂

carol
carol

This is terrific news. I am so happy it got picked up. I’m a real country fan.

Kristie
Kristie

Please CMT!! That is great news!!

Bonnie
Bonnie

Ye haw to this, hope it happens! Been tweeting ever since the news broke. Please sign the petition if you have not!

Karen Kelly McEachern
Karen Kelly McEachern

The actors, the storylines and the music all brought together a fantastic show. Here’s hoping for a return of Nashville.

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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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