By LIZ MINIET
With the TV show “Nashville” getting a new home on CMT, it’s time for a moving sale.
Thanks to an auction starting today (Tuesday, June 21), fans of the show who bid high enough can dress with as much style as Rayna (Connie Britton), Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) and Scarlett (Clare Bowen). Bidding starts at $24.99 for the wardrobe items we saw at lunchtime today, but be aware that items might have a “reserve” price.
The auction by VIP Fan Auctions will feature 270 items from the first four seasons “as a thank you to the legions of devoted #Nashies fans and their massive #BringBackNashville campaign, and to celebrate the series’ recently announced return with a brand-new season on CMT and long-time SVOD partner Hulu. The highly anticipated fifth season of ‘Nashville,’ produced by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment, will begin production shortly.” VIP Fan Auctions calls itself the leading studio direct seller of original props, wardrobe items and collectibles.
There will be weekly auctions, and fans can bid on props, wardrobe and memorabilia straight from the set. Items can be viewed at www.nashvilletvauctions.com. Each “Nashville” item will be offered for seven days, and new items will be offered every week, through July 26.
When ABC canceled “Nashville” last month, there was a #BringBackNashville push by producers and fans (the oh-so-determined #Nashies) to find a new home for the show. A recently struck deal with CMT and Hulu means season 5 is coming, though we haven’t heard a date for that yet. (And if you need a reminder how season 4 ended, check out our recap.)
In the meantime, several of the show’s stars, including Charles Esten (Deacon), Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Chris Carmack (Will) and Sam Palladio (Gunnar), have been taking the “Nashville” tour to part of Europe, including Ireland.
And #Nashies are staying busy, too. There’s another #NashRewind this Wednesday (June 22) at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central: Fans will rewatch the third episode of the first season and share their thoughts on Twitter. #NashRewind started as part of the push to save the show; now it’s a way to keep fans enthusiastic while awaiting the new season. Besides, you never know which stars might pop up, too.