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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's Will Chase & Aubrey Peeples Leaving the Show

Nashville will look a little different when it debuts on CMT.

Actors Will Chase (Luke) and Aubrey Peeples (Layla) are no longer series regulars on the show, according to TVLine.com.

This news comes after Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick were named the new executive producers.

Nashville will return for a fifth season on CMT and be available for streaming on Hulu after being cancelled by ABC.

In case you missed it, find out what happened in the shocking season four finale!

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'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' Is In Talks with 4 to 5 Platforms for Season Five

There is a likely chance that the beloved ABC series Nashville will come back for a fifth season as four to five networks and platforms are in talks to renew the show!

Execs for Lionsgate, the studio behind the show, opened up about the possibility of the series returning in an earnings call with reporters.

“The fans and everyone else is clamoring for many more seasons,” Lionsgate’s head of TV, Kevin Beggs, said (via Variety).

While the studio is looking for just one more season at this point, they see it going on for much longer.

“We kind of go one season at a time in our thinking. Our near-term plan is to get another full season,” Beggs added. “These kinds of shows can go forever and ever — obviously that’s our hope and expectation, but we’ve to to do it one season at a time. So right now, we’re all about Season 5. So we hope to land Season 5 and keep talking about this show for years to come.”

If the series is renewed, the cast will be back as they “have long-term deals with” the stars of the show.

Fans are definitely hoping for more episodes after that big cliffhanger ending in the season four finale, which could be the series finale.

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'Nashville' Series Finale Ends With Major Cliffhanger - Spoilers!

SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!

Are you still reeling from tonight’s series finale of Nashville?

Instead of tying up the hit ABC show into a nice bow, the writers decided to leave fans wanting more, in hopes that the show will continue on even after it was cancelled.

Juliette’s (Hayden Panettiere) fate was left unknown when her plane went missing.

According to TVLine.com, an alternate ending was filmed where she was found safe and reunited with her ex-husband Avery (Jonathan Jackson), but that was not used.

Lionsgate TV took to Twitter after the episode, writing, “#Nashies What a cliffhanger! But we won’t leave you hanging. There’s more story to be told. #BringBackNashville”

The producers are looking to get the show picked up for a fifth season on another platform.

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