On a day when news surfaced about a number of cancellations at ABC, one of the casualties is the country music drama “Nashville.” Deadline.com reports that the network has canceled the series after four seasons.
The show, which stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, is scheduled to air its series finale May 25.
“There had been positive signs for a Season 5 renewal of ‘Nashville,’ co-produced by Lionsgate TV and ABC Studios,” Deadline notes. “Lionsgate TV stepped in to hire A-list producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick as new showrunners. The Emmy-winning duo already was working with writers on breaking stories for next season.”
The story notes that the show will be shopped to other networks and digital platforms.