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Nashville to move to CMT for season 5?

The show is nearing a deal for a brand new season following its cancellation by ABC.

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Country music drama Nashville is expected to make a move to CMT for its fifth season it has been reported.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Lionsgate TV, the producers of the show, are in final talks with CMT to bring the show back for a fifth season. Rumours suggest that a formal announcement could be made during the 2016 CMT Awards tonight.

It is also thought that Lionsgate TV are discussing the show’s future with Hulu, the US streaming service that currently has the rights to show Nashville after it had its first run on ABC.

If the show is picked up by CMT, new showrunners Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick would take over and they already have a writer’s room hired in anticipation. Lionsgate TV has already confirmed that they have long-term deals with the regular cast members so fans shouldn’t expect much, if any disruption, if Nashville does make the move to CMT.

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It has also been stressed that a fifth season would include 22 episodes with Lionsgate TV reluctant to cut that number to strike a new deal.

Keep those fingers and toes crossed that by tomorrow we’ll know the show’s fate and all signs are pointing to good news.

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