Nashville fans, this news will be music to your years. A fifth season renewal for ABC‘s Nashville TV series is looking a bit more likely. TV Line reports Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick have signed on as Nashville‘s new showrunners, “…in the very likely event ABC renews the bubble drama for Season 5.” Herskovitz and Zwick’s last TV series was the web/network hybrid quarterlife TV show, which was cancelled by NBC after just one episode aired.
According Michael Ausiello, the My So-Called Life creators are set to replace Nashville showrunner Dee Johnson, who is reportedly planning to leave the Country-Western music drama series after season four. The Nashville cast includes: Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella, and Chris Carmack. Here’s hoping they’ll be back for a fifth season.
Nashville was not among ABC’s fifteen lucky series that got an early renewal on March 4, 2016. Its spring mid-season premiere on March 16, which featured the long awaited wedding of Rayna James and Deacon Claybourne (Britton and Esten), earned 0.91 in the 18 to 49 year old ratings demographic, which is a 9.86% increase over the mid-season finale. The mid-season premiere episode drew a total audience of 4.220 million viewers, which is an increase of 2.01%, compared to the winter finale. Stay tuned to TV Series Finale, for this week’s Nashville ratings.
In addition to My So-Called Life and quarterlife, Herskovitz and Zwick created the thirtysomething, and Once and Again television series. Per Ausiello’s TV Line report, should the fifth season of Nashville come to pass, it will be the first TV series the duo has worked on as showrunners, that was not of their own creation The report notes that ABC declined to comment on the story.
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