AXS TV Acquires Cable Rights To ABC's 'Nashville'
June 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM (PT)
AXS TV has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with the DISNEY-ABC TELEVISION for off-network cable rights to the first three seasons of the primetime ABC drama, "NASHVILLE."
The deal gives AXS TV the exclusive primetime cable premiere of the hit series, which will launch on the network in the fall. Produced by LIONSGATE TELEVISION, ABC STUDIOS and OPRY ENTERTAINMENT, "NASHVILLE" is executive produced by DEE JOHNSON, CALLIE KHOURI and STEVE BUCHANAN.
"NASHVILLE" has attracted some of the biggest names in entertainment to its cast, including: CHRISTINA AGUILERA, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, KELLY CLARKSON, BRAD PAISLEY, LUKE BRYAN, WYCLEF JEAN, ROBIN ROBERTS, KATIE COURIC and CONAN O'BRIEN, among others.
"NASHVILLE" originally premiered on ABC on OCTOBER 10th, 2012, and most recently concluded its third season, which drew an average of nearly 8 million viewers a week. The series has spawned six “Music of Nashville” soundtracks which have, collectively, sold nearly one million units and over four million tracks to date, as well as a CHRISTMAS album and two “Nashville: On The Record” albums and TV specials. Season four of "NASHVILLE" will premiere SEPTEMBER 23rd.
Commented AXS TV CEO MARK CUBAN: “'NASHVILLE' is the perfect complement to our growing lineup of music-inspired series. With its talented cast, dramatic storylines and powerful performances from industry icons and rising stars, we are confident that 'NASHVILLE' will connect with our viewers, while attracting a new audience of those who may have missed out on watching from the beginning of the series. This will also be a great opportunity for its devoted fan base to experience 'NASHVILLE' all over again.”