Season 6 will be the last for CMT’s Nashville, entertainment company Lionsgate revealed on Friday (Nov. 17). CMT picked up the series in 2016, giving the show its fifth and sixth seasons, after a four-season run on ABC.
The final, 16-episode sixth season will launch Thursday, Jan. 4 on CMT, with the finale set to air in summer 2018. Long-time SVOD partner Hulu will continue to bring new episodes of Nashville throughout the season, making them available after they air on CMT.
The series is produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment and is executive produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Ed Zwick, Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri, who created the series.
“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 Herskovitz. “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.”
“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 6th season the most exciting and memorable of all.”
The show has inspired 22 soundtracks since its debut (including a Christmas project), which have collectively sold more than one million albums and over 5 million single-track downloads.
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