News: Will Nashville Move to Another Network After Being Canceled By ABC?

Don’t turn the mic off just yet.

While Nashville was surprisingly canceled after four seasons by ABC on Thursday, its studio Lionsgate is actively looking for a new home for the country music drama, a source confirms to E! News.

“We’re looking for a new home, we never give up on a great show,” Lionsgate television group chairman Kevin Beggs wrote in an e-mail to employees, suggesting a move to a new network or an online distributor such as Hulu, which has an existing relationship with the studio.

Deadline first reported the news that Lionsgate was shopping Nashville around.

If Nashville were to find a new home, the city of Nashville would be pleased, as the Connie Britton-starrer has boosted the tourism industry since its debut in 2012.

After its cancellation, Nashville mayor Megan Barry tweeted, “The show has been an enormously successful promotional tool for our city, which is why the State of Tennessee and Metro Nashville were prepared to support production for a fifth season to be filmed here.”

Many fans were surprised by ABC’s decision, seeing as how two new showrunners, Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick, were brought on for the fifth season.

Also canceled by ABC were The Muppets, Galavant and Agent Carter.

Nashville’s finale airs Wednesday, May 25 on ABC.


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