'Nashville' Officially Picked Up for Season 5 by CMT

CMT has ordered 22 episodes for the upcoming new season with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz remaining at the helm.

AceShowbiz - "Nashville" is officially saved. A month after getting canceled by ABC after four seasons, the country musical drama starring %cHayden Panettiere% and %cConnie Britton% now finds a new home at CMT. The TV channel has picked up the show for a 22 episode fifth season.

"CMT heard the fans. The wave of love and appreciation they have unleashed for Nashville has been overwhelming," Brian Philips, president of CMT, says in a statement. "Nashville is a perfect addition to our evolving line-up of big music specials, documentaries, and original series. We see our fans and ourselves in this show and we will treasure it like no other network. Nashville belongs on CMT."

Hulu will continue to stream the new episodes the day after they air on CMT. Production will remain in Nashville with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz at the helm. However, no cast list is included during the announcement.

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