Country musical drama series, ‘Nashville’ is picked up by CMT for season 5 after getting canceled by ABC, the series is now schedule for premiere on January 5 with a special two-hour episode.
“Nashville” gets a full 22-episode order for season 5. The new season will air on CMT and streamed on Hulu the next day. According to Entertainment Weekly, Britton only signed on for 10 episodes but producers still hoped to get her on board for more.
Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will reprise their roles as Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes. The likes of Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack will return as series regulars as well.
In the next season, Rayna is rumored to cross paths with a superfan who happens to be a wealthy app developer. He wants to introduce her music to a new generation, but he also “has other, more nefarious plans for her.”