We’re SO excited that ‘Nashville’ is being revived for a fifth season. And now we’ve finally been teased with a premiere date. Find out when you can tune in to see Hayden Panettiere and the rest of the cast make their debut on CMT!
Save the date! Nashville series creator, Callie Khouri reportedly announced on Aug. 12 at a Grant Ole Opry concert, that the tv drama will return for a fifth season in December, according to HollywoodLife.com’s sister TVLine. “Great news #Nashville fans! Creater @CallieKhouri announced on the @opry w/ @CharlesEsten 2nite that #Nashville will b back in DECEMBER,” the CMT Beat announced on Twitter after the Opry event. It looks like Christmas is coming early this year!
Unfortunately, the official date hasn’t been revealed just yet, but that’s enough to get us pumped. In June 2016, CMT announced that it had officially ordered a 22-episode fifth season after the show’s shocking cancellation over at ABC after just four seasons. And even better news came after both Hayden Panettiere, 26, and Connie Britton, 49, confirmed that they would return as Juliette Barnes and Rayna James! SO exciting!
Clare Bowen, 32, (Scarlett O’Connor) and Chip Esten, 50, (Deacon Claybourne) are also expected to return to the series. But unfortunately, we will be saying goodbye to Will Chase, 45, (Luke Wheeler) and Aubrey Peeples (Layla Grant), 22, according to our sister site. The production team will also be getting a refresher. The series’ previous executive producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick are taking over Dee Johnson’s role as the drama’s showrunners. But aside from losing Luke and Layla, CMT’s head of development, Jayson Dinsmore, is hoping that they won’t lose any more of its best characters. “When we announced that we picked it up we had several of the cast members onstage with us at CMA’s Best last week. We had Chip [Esten] and Claire [Bowen], so our expectation and our hope is that everyone will participate in this next cycle,” Jayson said.
Hopefully the official premiere date will be announced soon. But in the meantime, get ready for the fifth season of Nashville to premiere sometime in December on CMT and Hulu! We’ll definitely be tuning in. Will you?
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for Nashville to return?