"Nashville" is back
Friday, June 10, 2016
– "Nashville" is back before it was barely gone.
Several weeks after the show about two female country singers in Nashville had apparently aired its last came word today that CMT and Hulu teamed up to show season five of the series, which had thousands of loyal fans.
Hulu will make episodes available to stream the day after they air on CMT.
The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment. Lionsgate shopped around the series after ABC decided to cancel the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Production will start in Nashville with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz leading the effort. There was no word on when the first episode would air.
"CMT heard the fans. The wave of love and appreciation they have unleashed for 'Nashville' has been overwhelming," CMT president Brian Philips said. "'Nashville' is a perfect addition to our evolving lineup of big music specials, documentaries and original series. We see our fans and ourselves in this show, and we will treasure it like no other network. Nashville belongs on CMT."
"'Nashville' has long been a fan favorite show on Hulu and we are so proud to continue to make new episodes available for fans to stream the day after they air," said Hulu senior vice president and head of content Craig Erwich. "We look forward to bringing even more episodes of this acclaimed series to its passionate and devoted audience."
The show follows veteran singer Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and young upstart Juliette Barnes (Hayden Pantierre).
Since its debut, the show has enjoyed 10 soundtracks and tours.
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