DEADLINE: Let’s start with Nashville. How did the deal came together and what was the reason behind the pickup decision?
DINSMORE: Every year there’s conjecture, would CMT pick it up if ABC canceled the show. Quite honestly, we looked at it and when it became available we jumped. It really is sort of the natural evolution of the channel. We wanted to move away from some of the lighter reality fare and we really wanted to create scripted projects that embraced music and that hopefully attract a broader audience. We were already headed down this path with two other scripted series and having Nashville come in as our third really completed the puzzle.
Source and more: Deadline
Stay tuned as we monitor the survival status of Nashville, as the music drama transitions to CMT for Season 5 and potentially beyond…