CMT has cancelled Nashville, with the upcoming sixth season to be the music drama’s last.
The cabler has opted not to continue to series into Season 7.
Nashville exec producer, Marshall Herskovitz, said of the cancellation:
“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. 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.”
Kevin Beggs, Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, added:
“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 16-episode sixth and final season will air in two parts, premiering Jan 4.
The final batch of episodes will conclude the drama in summer 2018.