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NASHVILLE To Make Alternative Happy Ending Available To Fans, If Show Is Not Picked-Up Elsewhere!

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As viewers saw last week, ABC’s Nashville series finale concluded with not a happy ending for everyone!

In fact, it left star-crossed lovers Avery (Jonathan Jackson) and Juliette  (Hayden Panettiere) in peril!  He is awaiting the plane for her return to Nashville, while her plane lost contact and had not been heard from! Creator Callie Khouri along with Lionsgate, one of the main studios behind the show, decided to go with the cliffhanger ending in the hopes it will help jump start the series if the show lands on another cable outlet or online streaming platform for its fifth season.  Fans learned ABC canceled the show in early May.

Now Lionsgate Television chairman and CEO Kevin Beggs told The Hollywood Reporter there is an alternative happy ending that will be made available to fans — even if the show isn’t picked up by another network or streaming service.

Beggs elaborated more on the decision to leave Avery and Juliette apart in the ending that aired on ABC: “There’s a little short-term pain, but ultimately long-term gain because we intend and are quite focused and are in substantive and serious conversations with multiple buyers about continuing the show on another platform.  If we didn’t feel that was going to happen, we might have gone a different way.  The ending we ran was the ending always envisioned for this season. These things are crafted over weeks and months. In our estimation, to go with a quickly assembled too-easy wrap-up is more of a disservice to the fans who have invested four years in this great cast and these great stories. And there’s more stories to tell.”

The Lionsgate chairman and CEO went on to say:  “I’m sure we would figure out a satisfying way for audiences to see an alternative ending — but it won’t be as good as the ending we have given them.  In a perfect world, we’d be making this show for many more seasons. Our hope and intention is to have an asset that continues to grow for many years.”

As to why Nashville filmed a happy ending in the first place for Avery and Juliette, he expressed:  “At the time, it was something we had in our hip pocket, but you never know. We weren’t thinking at that time that we would be going to any other platform.”

So, would you be interested to see Avery and Juliette get a happy conclusion to their love story, if the show does not get picked up elsewhere?  Do you think that Nashville can have its proposed 22-episode fifth season with all of its stars returning including the pricey Britton and Panettiere somewhere other than ABC?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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su0000
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su0000

Nashville was the worst primetime soap/series in comparison to; Scandal, How to get away with murder, and the list goes on..
Poor Nashville ate their dust LOL ..
And- that is why Nashville was canceled and the others weren’t.
I think Nashville should RIP ..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Nashville is every bit as good as the shows you mentioned Su; to some, better. The show had six mllion viewers at some point though yes, it lost many in the later part of its run. But it has everything an engaging, qualty show should have: characters to care about, romance, friendship, angst, rivalries, drama, laughter, tears, happiness, music…just an overall cool community vibe that made many viewers want to BE there. I don’t say this with animosity but each time you’ve posted about Nashville you compared it to the same shows you just cited PLUS you hated the music.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi..
what appeals to me is drama.. An intriguing plot, stories that I can’t wait to see what happens next, and that keeps me awake.
Nashville’s was awful and I had need to FF, if live watching it was kitchen time lol ..
Scandal is a ”what next” Nashville was ”another waiting for something to happen”

Not everyone, including me, liked Nashville.. and people not liking it is why it is canceled.. So- I am not alone with not caring for it..

JK
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JK

REBECCA………I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU 100% THANK YOU FOR POSTING SUCH A WELL SAID ANSWER….COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF AND I KNOW MANY PEOPLE AGREE. THOSE THAT ARE SO NEGATIVE MISSED OUT OF A GREAT SHOW…..LETS HOPE IT COMES BACK.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thank you JK! There are millions of us who hope the show comes back, and soon! 😉

Jane
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Jane

I so agree with you suoooo. Some people just can’t allow another to have an opinion.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Wrong!!!!!

Janice stapp
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Janice stapp

I would like that I can only watch it if it’s a network channel if it’s online I can’t see it it has to be on cable direct tv etc I don’t have internet

su0000
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su0000

hi Janice..
In order to be able to post here you do have the internet. So, you’d be able to watch Nashville if it went online..

Sheila
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Sheila

Not true as per Internet……I am posting from my iPad and it has wifi ….no internet.

Comparing Nashville to Scandal is comparing apples to oranges. They are totally different and I love both.

Sal Corrente
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Sal Corrente

I loved the show and hope that it continues on in any platform

Elyse M Worth
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Elyse M Worth

I loved the show and hope it’s picked up by another network or online platform. If it isn’t picked up, I’d like a happy ending for everyone. Like a 2 hour series finale to wrap everything up. But I really want the show to have many more seasons!!

Jammi
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Jammi

I loved the show. Especially for Jonathan, Hayden, and Connie. It would be aw some if it got picked up by another network. Either way I’d love for Avery and Julliette to have their HEA.

Marq
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Marq

Loved the show and hope it continues somewhere else.

David
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David

I disagree with Kevin Beggs. When a show is on the brink of cancellation, it is a disservice to fans to leave them with that type of an ending, particularly when all other storylines have been neatly tied up. I am hoping that the show is picked up by another platform. But if it is not, a second ending won’t take the sting out of that original ending. Why is it so hard for producers and writers to understand that when a viewer invests seasons in a show, they do not want a cliffhanger or a “figure out yourself what… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Hi David.
when a series is canceled, at times it is left hanging.
it has happened before ..
I read and heard Dark Shadows soap left all it’s fans hanging to this day.

sorry you didn’t get closure ..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think it was a great ending. They didn’t say the plane crashed, they didn’t say she was dead so there’s still hope that she isn’t. I’d have no problem if that’s the way the show ended. It’s a great cliffhanger to continue on, which I hope it does. The way it ended only left me wanting more…

Penny
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Penny

I agree!

Kathie
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Kathie

I agree…if this was the end, I’m good with it…would love to keep watching, but only on regular tv.

Janet Byrnes
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Janet Byrnes

exactly !

cassie
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cassie

I hope another channel picks it up. I hope it’s a network that all of us can watch. Not everyone have cable. Geez, so disappointed with ABC.

Theadora
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Theadora

I loved the show (it was in my top 5) and I hope it is picked up by another network!!!

Anthony
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Anthony

I love Nashville and would like to see it continue. Let’s just hope Lionsgate isn’t talking with those clowns at Prospect Park…….

Kelly
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Kelly

Loved Nashville!!! Very disappointed in ABC for cancelling it. Hopefully another station or Netflix can continue it. The world of cheap reality shows keep going while we lose great, entertaining shows:( Very sad…

kathy
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kathy

Loved, loved Nashville. Very disappointed in ABC cancelling this show. I would love to have another network pick it up and continue the series. But if that can’t be done then we need an alternative ending so every thing can be wrapped.

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

I want to see their happy ending for sure but mostly I just want the show to continue. Loved Nashville and their wonderful music. JJ and Hayden were the best. Bring on the 5th season

Tim S.
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Tim S.

I was happy with how the show ended.. I thought they did a great job with the storylines and not knowing if they were going to be renewed. I am fine just thinking that the plane lost its radar and had to land in a different city and the happy couple were reunited the next day. No need to tie up lose ends…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

agree…wrote something similar above.

Fashionista
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Fashionista

All My Children died the same death … its brief resuscitation was horrendous on so many levels .. when something dies .. let it rest in peace

carol
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carol

I really hope it’s picked up by another tv station as opposed to online where OLTL did not do well. However, if it’s not, I would rather they leave things as they are. This way we can imagine that Juliette came back. It won’t make me feel any better to see another ending since it would just make me miss the show more.

Jane
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Jane

Jonathan Jackson was wasted on that show and I don’t care who disagrees with me on that..

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Bravo Rebecca, I do not watch any of those other shows as they are not of interest to me. I started watching Nashville only because of Jonathan Jackson, slightly intetested because of seeing Connie on AHS.

I enjoyed the show from day one, for the characters. Not a country fan at all but enjoy the music on the show. I am pushing hard for a 5thseason, if all goes well a 6th

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Su, many of us have asked this question to others regarding the daytime soaps: if they don’t like a show why continue to watch and post on it? Obviously, the majority of comments here are by those who love the show, are very disappointed it’s been canceled and DO hope it comes back. I don’t think there was one Nashvle post BEFORE it was canceled that you didn’t say something negative ie you didnt like the stories or the music. It doesn”t matter to me how many people liked it or watched it other than the obvious…was it enough to… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thank you Bonnie…

Patty
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Patty

Please bring this show back and stop cancelling good quality shoes with actors.

SueBHoney
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SueBHoney

Yes, please move it to Netflix or something similar. I will pay to see it because I fell in love with the show and all the characters. I will miss it if it does not continue.

Kathie
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Kathie

I would love to keep watching the show, but only on a broadcast station…I won’t watch on line or pay for a service (for this, or any show, at this point in time).

Helen
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Helen

When a show is cancelled abruptly as Nashville was, it is kind of nice to create ‘your own ending.’ That being said, I would love to see it continue on another network, on cable or streamed. The music – especially in the first season – was extraordinary. Sam and Claire make magic when they sing. Hayden, Connie, Charles, Chris, the Maisey sisters, Jonathan Jackson ~~ stellar talent!

Helen
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Helen

Oops, the Stella Sisters

Toni
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Toni

PLEASE come back Nashville!!! I LOVE the show! I don’t get why it is cancelled!!! Come on, even Carol Burnett loves this show!!

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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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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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