We’re hearing Rayna Jaymes is likely to take her final curtain call in season 5. Star Connie Britton has only signed on for about 10 episodes of the new season. One source close to the show insists, however, that they still remain hopeful they’ll get her on board for more and that the deal is not yet final. We’re hearing co-star Hayden Panettiere is fully on board.
Nashville has been ordered for a full 22 episodes from studio Lionsgate by the cable network along with streaming service Hulu.
Source and more: EW
A source close to the show, meanwhile, tells TVLine that negotiations with the Friday Night Lights vet on the length of her Season 5 commitment are ongoing.
Source and more: TVLine
Does Connie Britton’s early departure already spell the end for Nashville Season 6, or could the music drama continue on CMT without her? Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the Nashville Season six renewal status…