CMT-TV And Hulu Pick Up 'Nashville' For A Fifth Season
June 10, 2016 at 6:55 AM (PT)
CMT-TV and online streaming content provider HULU have picked up the right to a fifth season of "NASHVILLE" after weeks of negotiations, according to THE TENNESSEAN. Earlier in the week, VARIETY had hinted to the partnership, which brings the show back after being initially canceled by ABC-TV (NET NEWS 6/8).
"NASHVILLE" was originally conceived by RYMAN HOSPITALITY and developed by LIONSGATE, running for four seasons on ABC-TV and garnering a loyal fan base if not consistent ratings. Terms of the new deal with CMT-TV have not been confirmed, but it is reported that an incentive package will have the state, Metro NASHVILLE, the NASHVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS CORP. and RYMAN HOSPITALITY chip in funding to offset production costs. The entire cast is expected to return for the new season but under direction from a new creative team.