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Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere & More Returning for 'Nashville' Season 5

Nashville has been confirmed to return to CMT for season five, and now we have a list of the returning cast members!

Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere are both set to return for the 22-episode season, TV Line has learned.

Also set to appear on the show are Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack. Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples will not be back as series regulars at this time.

The show was cancelled by ABC last month.

'Nashville' Gets Picked Up By CMT For Season 5 Renewal!

The news Nashville fans have been waiting for has arrived – CMT is renewing the show for a fifth season!

The beloved series will return for a fifth season that will be broadcast on CMT and streamed on Hulu thanks to a unique deal that was reached on Thursday (June 9) after weeks of negotiations, according to Tennessean.

The show was canceled by ABC after a four-season run due to the ratings not being up to par, but fans of the show banded together and launched a social media campaign to save the country music-focused drama.

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'Nashville' & CMT Are Close to a Season 5 Renewal Deal!

This is super exciting news for Nashville fans – CMT is very close to renewing the show for a fifth season!

The beloved series was canceled by ABC after four seasons and the show’s studio, Lionsgate Television, has been shopping it around to other buyers.

Variety reports that “it looks like Nashville will be saved” by the country music network. While the ratings for Nashville weren’t up to par for ABC at the end of season four, if CMT brings in the same numbers, it will be big for the network.

It is expected that the network will announce the renewal during the CMT Awards on Wednesday night (June 8), according to TV Line.

'Nashville' Being Shopped to Other Networks After Cancellation

Fans of Nashville can keep a little bit of hope as the show is being shopped around to other networks in hope of getting another season!

ABC announced on Thursday that the show had been canceled after four seasons, but now THR is reporting that Lionsgate, the studio that produces the series, is looking to keep it alive.

It is being reported that season four ends with a major cliffhanger, so we definitely hope the series gets a second chance and a fifth season!

Read what Connie Britton and other stars of the show said about the cancellation.

'Nashville' Cast Reacts to Show's Cancellation - Read the Tweets

The cancellation of ABC’s drama series Nashville took a lot of people by surprise and now several cast members are reacting to the news.

While stars Hayden Panettiere has not yet commented on the cancellation, Connie Britton, Charles Esten, Aubrey Peeples, Chris Carmack, and more have tweeted to their fans.

The show will end with a series finale episode on May 25 after four seasons on the air.

ARE YOU SAD that Nashville will be ending?

Click inside to read more tweets from the Nashville cast… More Here! »

'Nashville' Canceled By ABC After Four Seasons

Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere‘s musical drama series Nashville has been canceled by ABC after four seasons.

The show is one of the few that wasn’t renewed by ABC in its big spree of renewals back in March and it’s surprising that it was canceled as the show does well in the ratings thanks to a DVR boost.

Nashville was set to hit its 100th episode in season five, but unfortunately the final episode will air on May 25. The show also starred Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Aubrey Peeples, Lennon Stella, and Maisy Stella.

ARE YOU SAD that Nashville has been canceled?

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Hayden Panettiere & Connie Britton Lead 'Nashville for Africa' Concert!

Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, and Charles Esten hit the stage for the Nashville for Africa concert on Monday (February 15) at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

The cast of the hit ABC series performed the concert to support the African Children’s Choir.

Also performing for the crowd were Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen (and fiance Brandon Young), Aubrey Peeples, Chris Carmack, Chaley Rose, and Will Chase, as well as music stars Dierks Bentley and Ingrid Michaelson.

“Such a beautiful night with great friends and these UNBELIEVABLE kids!! Well done, @conniebritton and @acchoir πŸ‘,” Charles tweeted the next day.

40+ pictures inside of the Nashville cast at the benefit concert… More Here! »

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