After being cancelled by ABC, ‘Nashville’ is going to CMT. But don’t expect it to be the exact same show. Charles Esten reveals in a new interview that the show is going through major changes as the show transitions to a new network!
Season 5 of Nashville isn’t going to quite as much the soapy drama as it was on ABC, Charles admits. “We’re getting to spend a little more time with the songs,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “Some of the plots won’t be quite as accelerated, or there won’t be quite as many incidents, as [executive producer] Marshall [Herskovitz] has said it. What that means is we’re getting more time within the scenes.”
Okay, we’re totally down for this. At the end of the day, Nashville is about the music, so a more concentrated focus on that isn’t that surprising. The show is now on CMT, which is the home of country music.
But that doesn’t mean that the show won’t be focusing on the relationships. Charles assures fans that their favorites ships will get more than enough screen time.
“I had a scene with Connie the other day where it was really nice, because it has this nice lyrical pace,” Charles said. “It was just Deacon and Rayna together in a room talking about — I won’t say what — but it was those moments where we got to be a whole lot and be with each other and then [we went to] the next scene.”
He reveals that, if the show was still on ABC, the scene probably would have gone “somewhere else in something a little more heightened.” Charles says the scene has a very “filmic” vibe. We can’t wait for the new season! Nashville season 5 will premiere on CMT Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited Nashville is headed to CMT? Let us know!