Connie Britton, star of the recently-cancelled Nashville TV show on ABC, stopped by ABC’s The View today, to talk about the Nashville TV series finale, airing Wednesday, May 25th, at 10:00pm. Aptly enough, the episode title is, “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday.”
The interview was choppy due to seemingly obvious (to us) edits. After making small talk about Britton’s adorable five year old son, co-host Joy Behar said, “We’re all sorry to note Nashville is entering its final season.” In fact, the show is ending its unplanned final season. Continuing, she asked Britton, “Are you upset?”
Over clips from Nashville, Britton (audio only) said, “You know, I — I am upset. I am going to miss so much about that show and the people who are on that show with me, the crew… And being in that town was so incredible…”
After what seemed to this reporter to be an obvious cut, freshman co-host Paula Faris said, “We actually have a sneak peek at the finale that’s airing this coming Wednesday night.”
The sneak peak of “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday,” included in The View broadcast, features a concerned exchange between Rayna (Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten) about their daughter Maddie (Lennon Stella) hanging around a man who once tried to take advantage of Rayna.
Despite the tone of the sneak peek scene, when it ended, the camera cut to laughter and applause. In an apparent non-sequitur, Faris said, “Maybe we should say — let’s celebrate those four seasons.”
The gracious Ms. Britton said she will certainly be celebrating. Adding, “We’ve been so grateful to the fans, because the fans are the ones who have kept us on the air for so long. And, you know, they’re the ones that keep us inspired to keep going. And the good thing about Nashville is the people are always going to love that town — always going to love country music. So, Nashville’s (i.e. the city’s) not going anywhere.”
Substitute co-host Sunny Hostin then changed the subject to Britton’s turn as Fay Resnick on FX‘s American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson. Later, the talk turned to Red Nose Day, which is sponsored by NBC. It is interesting that ABC’s editors let Britton talk about projects from other networks, but seemingly cut discussion of the network’s own four year series.
UPDATE: The clip on The View‘s website matches what was broadcast, but would not play when embedded, here. Watch it on ABC.
After publishing and realizing the embedded clip would not function, we went searching for Britton’s segment on YouTube. Watch it below. The scene between Deacon and Rayna is not what aired on the broadcast. In the YouTube version, Rayna and Deacon are talking about their own relationship issues. Now the applause and laughter makes sense.
Here is ABC’s description of the Nashville TV series finale, “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday,” season four, episode 21.
Rayna resorts to drastic measures when she learns that Maddie has crossed paths with a duplicitous figure from her past. Juliette must choose how to publicly reckon with the truth of Jeff Fordham’s death—a decision that directly affects Layla. Scarlett and Gunnar consider parting ways as bandmates, and Will finally decides to do what he should have done long ago—step up as the leader of a cause and a community.
And here’s Nashville’s “The Wrong Song,” just because.
What do you think? Did you feel like Britton’s segment was edited in a choppy fashion? Should Nashville be cancelled or renewed? Sound off, in the comments.
The show should most certainly continue. The talent of these actors is off the charts. Add phenomenal musical talent. Canceling quality entertainment to keep garbage on tv? Really?
Just watched what’s being labeled as the series finale. Please say it isn’t so!!!!! I gave loved the way this series tells its stories and addresses some of the relevant issues is today. Please find a way to help Nashville live on. A shining star in a sea of mediocre television Nashville must continue. Please!!!!!
I absolutely LOVE nashville. It’s something I look forward to every week. It’s a stupid decision to get rid of the show. And it was just getting good. Layla finally got what she deserved. And I have always loved avery and juliette together. Everything was finally coming together. And honestly if ABC cuts the show off you could have at least made it to be a happy ending all around. And let juliette get back to her family! Rude
I will miss Nashville on Wednesdays. The cast is so utterly talented. I hope they will bring it back. We certainly don’t need another cop or medical show and the comedies are the worst. Nashville was a refreshing change from the usual. Please don’t cancel my favorite TV show!!
We hope that the powers will see fit to bring this show back in the fall.. We all enjoyed the show and the characters very much. BRING THEM BACK TO THE TVs,
No,No,No. it can’t be true. best show on tv. i feel like crying. three of my favorite shows gone this month. i can live without other two, but not nashville. loved it so much. good writing, good cast, and outstanding music. i dvr every show so can watch them more than once. will continue to watch them, and will miss new ones every day. shame on abc.
I cannot believe they are taking off this great show… great music… great family dynamics… it was a stupid move!
I’ve never been a big fan of country music but this show was a fantastic showcase not only for the musical genre and the depth that it has to offer, but also for complex family and social issues that do directly relate to what we see and hear in our pop-culture. Wonderful show and I hope it comes back! The cast is so talented and I do believe it is something people will watch for many more seasons.
I love Nashville and cannot believe that they would cancel! I am very sad and want it to come back. But I did enjoy all the upbeat action and Layla getting what she deserved!!! But now very upset for Avery!! Come on surely there are enough fans out there to keep it on air?
I don’t think Nashville was anywhere near needing to be cancelled. It story li es were engaging and they had so much more to say. The music was phenomenal….so sad when quality shows are taken off because of corporate greed.
Nashville has been “my show” since Day 1. Even DVR it when necessary. On a car trip back from Texas a few weeks ago, had to stop in Nashville just because. Picked up a Bluebird Cafe T-shirt at the Ryhman while there. Then learn a week later the series is canceled. What?! BTW, I’m older than the 18-49yo test group. #BringBackNashville.