Contrary to contrarian belief, country music is not all about a man’s dog, his pickup truck and a six-pack of beer. Sometimes the drama goes much deeper, which is how “Nashville” has been able to exist for five seasons across two channels.
The sixth — and final — one even deals with depression.
As the new batch of episodes for the ABC-turned-CMT series begins, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) is struggling with dejection after the fan backlash following her stealing of Maddie’s (Lennon Stella) song. Along the way, our main character meets Darius (Josh Stamberg), the charismatic founder of a self-actualization movement, who offers to guide her on her journey out of despondency.
Line-dancers fiending for an early look at the Viacom cable channel’s upcoming run can click no further than this very post, which contains a sneak peek scene from the season premiere. Readers can watch Juliette and Darius get started via the video above, which is exclusive to TheWrap.
“Nashville” returns to CMT for a sixth and final season on Thursday at 9/8c.