‘Nashville’ cast nearing deal to return on new TV network after cancellation

The country music drama could yet see a fifth series

Nashville’s cast members are close to signing a deal to move to US television network CMT for a new series following the show’s cancellation.

The country music drama was not renewed for a fifth series by ABC earlier this year. The finale of season four aired on May 25 in the US.

Last month, CMT announced plans to bring back the show for a new series.

According to Entertainment Weekly, most of the cast are expected to return including leads Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, and Chris Carmack are among those also making the move.

Only Aubrey Peeples and Will Chase have confirmed that they will not be joining their costars on their new network.

Speaking to Variety, CMT president Brian Philips said, “The wave of love and appreciation they have unleashed for ‘Nashville’ has been overwhelming.”

“’Nashville’ is a perfect addition to our evolving line-up of big music specials, documentaries, and original series,” he continued. “We see our fans and ourselves in this show and we will treasure it like no other network. ‘Nashville’ belongs on CMT.”

A premiere date for the new season is yet to be announced.