See which network might be new home for ‘Nashville’

HAYDEN PANETTIERE

The TV show “Nashville” may have found a new home. If so, we’ll find out what happened to Juliette (Hayden Panettiere). (ABC/Mark Levine)

 

UPDATE AS OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT (JUNE 8): “Nashville” fans watched the CMT Awards hoping for news of a deal for CMT to bring back their TV show, but the announcement didn’t happen. Why? “Deal not quite done yet,” TVLine tweeted out during the show. We kept watching, just in case, but it looks like fans will have to wait a little longer. In the meantime, the campaign to #BringBackNashville continues. That includes the petition on change.org, which had nearly 174,000 supporters as of Wednesday night.

 

By LIZ MINIET

Fans of TV’s “Nashville” didn’t give up hope that their beloved show would find a new home after ABC canceled it last month.

And perhaps it has: A deal with cable network CMT is rumored.

TV Line is reporting a formal announcement is expected to be made during Wednesday’s CMT Awards, but it could get no comment from producer Lionsgate or CMT on which cast members would be back.

The May 25 finale on ABC tied up a lot of loose ends, but it left the fate of the plane carrying Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) a mystery.

Entertainment Weekly is also saying CMT is near a deal with the producers — Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment — to continue the series into a fifth season. EW reports there’s a Hulu streaming component to the deal as well.

The possibility of an announcement about “Nashville’s” future Wednesday at the CMT Awards has put off plans for another #NashRewind on that night (June 8), where fans were to watch the second episode of the first season at 10 p.m. Eastern time/9 p.m. Central time and live-tweet it, said singer-songwriter Paul E. Zukowski, who started #NashRewind. Instead, fans can focus on the awards show and the good news they’re hoping for. At the moment, it looks like #NashRewind will resume next Wednesday to keep fans energized, he said. (For more about #NashRewind, check out our earlier article.)


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