Nashville Season 6 to be the final season
Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment announced today that Nashville Season 6 will be the final season. Nashville Season 6 premieres on Thursday, January 4 at 9pm ET/PT on CMT. The 16-episode final season will air in two parts, with the finale airing this summer.
“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 executive producer Marshall 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.”
“We’re announcing today that Nashville will return for its 6th and final season on January 4, 2018,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group. “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. 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 series is executive produced by Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick (the creators of Thirtysomething), Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri, who created the series.
Nashville airs in 225 territories worldwide. Since its debut, the show has inspired 22 soundtracks, including a Christmas album, which have collectively sold more than one million album units and over five million single-track downloads to date. It has also been nominated for multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards.
The devoted “Nashie” fan base has generated record-breaking numbers for CMT. Nashville ranks as the network’s highest-rated and most-watched show in the network’s history, averaging 2.1M weekly viewers (L+7). Over the course of the first-half of the season 5 alone, the series notched nearly 16 million total viewers on CMT alone, and nearly 23 million on CMT and Nick.
Long-time SVOD partner Hulu will continue to bring fans new episodes of Nashville by making them available to stream the day after they air on CMT, and the complete series can be streamed exclusively at Hulu.com/Nashville.