The sixth season of Nashville, which ran for four seasons on ABC before moving to CMT, will be its last.
“All of us on Nashville are so incredibly grateful to the show’s fans, who convinced CMT to give us a chance to keep telling the story of these remarkable characters,” said Marshall Herskovitz, who executive produces alongside Ed Zwick, Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri, the creator of the series. “And we want to return the favor with a final season that celebrates all the joys and passions, twists and turns—and amazing music!—that made Nashville such an exciting journey for the last six years.”
The sixth and final season will air in two batches, with the first half premiering January 4, 2018, and the rest set to debut in the summer. The drama is produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment and has been licensed to 200-plus territories. It is the highest-rated show on CMT history, averaging 2.1 million weekly viewers. Hulu airs the episodes the day after the CMT broadcast.
“After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to its triumphant close at the end of the upcoming season,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group. “We’re very proud of our incredibly talented cast and crew, the creative brilliance of our showrunners, and the loyal support of our great partners at CMT, Hulu and ABC Studios. Most importantly, we owe a special debt of thanks to the Nashville fans who propelled the series to an incredible run. We owe it to them to make the sixth season the most exciting and memorable of all.”