Nashville Has Been Cancelled
The show. The city will continue.
If it seems like there's been way more TV news this week than the norm, it's not a coincidence: it's upfronts, when networks present their slates to advertisers and try to get them excited about the ever-tinier slices of the audience to which they can try to market Buicks and gum. And as new shows get picked up, others must fall by the wayside. Farewell, Nashville!
Nellie Andreeva of Deadline reports that the show's current fourth season -- in which only a few more episodes remain -- will be its last at ABC, though LionsgateTV will try to shop it to other networks. However, given that Nashville's renewal has been in question for each of its previous three seasons due to so-so ratings and a sizable budget, one wonders what other network would find it appealing if it couldn't be a success occupying the same time slot for almost half a decade. Still, this viewer will hold out hope that even if Nashville can't find a new home, Connie Britton's beautiful hair soon will.
Other stray cancellation news: Containment, CSI: Cyber, and The Family are all dead; Supergirl lives, but will move to The CW for its second season. Though given that the network renewed its entire 2015/16 slate and just picked up three new series, one wonders where it will actually go?