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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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21 Comments

  1. Melissa

    June 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

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

  2. sonniorsolita

    June 7, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Please. Yes.

  3. Anthony

    June 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm

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

  4. su0000

    June 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm

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

    (I tuned out never to tune back in)

    • sonniorsolita

      June 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

      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!

  5. JK

    June 7, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    GREAT NEWS!!!!!!

  6. Ricardo

    June 7, 2016 at 10:14 pm

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

    • Omar

      June 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      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.

  7. Dar

    June 8, 2016 at 1:48 am

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

  8. John Kulp

    June 8, 2016 at 2:12 am

    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

      June 8, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      ITA.

  9. Reagan

    June 8, 2016 at 2:13 am

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

  10. Darrell

    June 8, 2016 at 3:58 am

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

    • sonniorsolita

      June 8, 2016 at 8:10 am

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

  11. Rodd

    June 8, 2016 at 3:58 am

    I certainly hope it’s a “go”!

  12. GemmaG

    June 8, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I’d watch (and listen!!)

  13. Debutante

    June 8, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Yesssssssss! 🙂

  14. carol

    June 8, 2016 at 9:55 am

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

  15. Kristie

    June 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Please CMT!! That is great news!!

  16. Bonnie

    June 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm

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

  17. Karen Kelly McEachern

    June 9, 2016 at 4:00 am

    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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Ex-Nashville and GL’s Hayden Panettiere’s Boyfriend Arrested After Allegedly Punching Her

More upsetting news involving former ABC and CMT’s Nashville star (Ex-Juliette Barnes), Hayden Panettiere.  According to various reports, the actress was punched by her boyfriend Brian Hickerson with a closed fist in an incident that occurred in Wyoming, over the Valentine’s Day weekend.  He was arrested around 2:30am on February 14th.

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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WATCH: Jonathan Jackson + Enation’s New Music Video “The Days Are Evil”

Five-time Daytime Emmy winner from General Hospital, and former Nashville star, Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky, Ex-Avery) has released a new music video for the new single “The Days Are Evil” along with his band Enation.

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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RENEWALS: How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy CANCELLATIONS: Life In Pieces, Star

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.

How To Get Away With Murder stars Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.  The ensemble cast includes: Rome Flynn (Ex-Zende of The Bold and the Beautiful) who plays the key role of Gabriel Maddox.

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Also on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy received a two-year renewal for seasons 16 and 17.  For season 16, former Nashville star Chris Carmack (Ex-Will) has been upped to series regular in his role of “Link”.

 

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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.

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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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