Yay!  I love this show! I'm so excited that CMT picked up Nashville after ABC unexpectedly cancelled it last year.

Save the date!  Series creator, Callie Khouri reportedly announced at the Grant Ole Opry the other night, that the tv drama will return for a fifth season in December, but, unfortunately we don't have a specific date yet.

A 22-episode fifth season will definitely be happening!

And even better news came after both Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton have both confirmed that they would return as Juliette Barnes and Rayna James! Yay!

Clare Bowen, (Scarlett O’Connor) and Chip Esten, (Deacon Claybourne) are also expected to return to the series. But unfortunately, we will be saying goodbye to Will Chase (Luke Wheeler) and Aubrey Peeples (Layla Grant).  Awwwww...

I'm really excited to see what happens in the 5th season!  And, I feel like CMT picking up this show kind of makes up for all of the other favorite shows that I have had over the years that got cancelled and never got picked up!  Finally!  A little bit of justice!

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