"Nashville" is no longer
Friday, May 13, 2016
– "Nashville" soon will be no longer.
The country prime-time soap show will be cancelled by ABC after four seasons with its May 25 show the final episode, Variety reported on Thursday.
Each year, the show, starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, has been on the bubble about being renewed.
"Nashville" was third in its 10 p.m., time slot, according to Nielsen with a 1.8 rating average for adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers, but ratings have been poor since November.
Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Aubrey Peeples, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella were the main actors in the show. Britton and Panettiere played rival stars Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes.
The series also spawned numerous soundtracks, including one released today by Big Machine, and tours.
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