Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R. J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan, and Connie Britton through season four, and Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick from season five on.
The series chronicles the lives of various fictitious country music singers in Nashville, Tennessee starring Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins fading, and Hayden Panettiere as rising younger star Juliette Barnes. Britton left the show in season five.
The series premiered on ABC, on October 10, 2012, and had more than 8.93 million viewers. In May 2016, ABC cancelled the show. In June 2016, it was picked up by CMT for a fifth season. On December 1, 2016, it was announced that a preview of episode one would air on December 15, 2016, with the season starting on January 5, 2017, along with a set of new producers, writers, and showrunners. A live aftershow, NashChat, began airing live across social media platforms on Thursday, January 5, and airs immediately after every new episode.
On April 10, 2017, CMT renewed Nashville for a 16-episode sixth season, that will debut in January 2018. Filming is scheduled to begin on September 27, 2017.