NASHVILLE - "Dear Brother" - Juliette plans a surprise birthday party for Deacon, which is attended by real-life country stars Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Kate York and Kip Moore. During the celebration, Rayna sings, backed up by Pam Tillis and Kate York as themselves, Watty White (JD Souther) and Adria (Erin McCarley). However, Juliette's own performance is derailed by her mother. As Rayna and Teddy's divorce moves forward, the tabloids move in, speculating about Rayna's cheating and thrusting her children into the spotlight; Teddy decides to bring Peggy into his mayoral fold and holds a press conference to make it look like it's all business; and Gunnar's brother charms Scarlett with his singing, on "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC. (ABC/KATHERINE BOMBOY-THORNTON)
“Nashville” could be back for a fifth season.
Lionsgate TV is currently in talks with CMT to renew the show for another season following its cancellation at ABC, TheWrap has learned.
ABC devastated fans of the primetime soap starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere when it announced last month that the series would not return for Season 5. The news came just a few weeks after “Thirtysomething” duo Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz were named new showrunners for next season.
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After the cancellation, fans were further upset when the season ended on a massive cliffhanger, leaving the fate of Panettiere’s Juliet Barnes a mystery when the character’s plane went missing. A rosier alternate ending was also shot, but producers Lionsgate opted for the open-ended route to bolster attempts to find the show a new home.
A “Nashville” pickup by CMT would continue the network’s push into scripted fare.
The series would join the Billy Ray Cyrus comedy “Still the King” and the drama Chad Michael Murray-led music drama “Million Dollar Quartet,” both currently slated to premiere later this year.
“Nashville” premiered on ABC in October 2012. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan and Britton.