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ABC Pulls Plug on Drama After Four Seasons

May 13, 2016  •  Post A Comment

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.

News of a number of other cancellations at ABC, including “Castle” and “The Muppets,” also broke Thursday, as we reported separately.



  1. Sad to see Nashville go when they keep some losers such as Supergirl. I guess if you don’t have a mixed race couple on it, you’ve got to gol. Wait til I tell my son he has to marry a white girl or a black girl. Way to go America.

  2. Del Thunder – You’re talking racist apples and oranges. Supergirl got picked up, but it moved to the CW, which has a number of other DC franchise shows (Arrow, Flash). And I really don’t think a bi-racial couple made a bit of difference in the shows’ relative success or failure. It’s a show about a superhero, produced by a studio that’s invested billions in the DC franchise.

    Honestly, if you look at Supergirl and all you take away is the fact that the white girl likes a black Jimmy Olsen, you have a lot more problems than the cancellation of Nashville. Like joining the rest of us in the 21st century.

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