It won’t be long before the song is over. CMT today set a June 7 midseason return date for Nashville, which is in its final season. And the final curtain will fall on the countrified soap with a series finale set for July 26. Watch a promo for the beginning of the end below.
CMT cued up the sixth and last season of Nashville on January 4 and drew the series’ best L+3 numbers since its S5 midseason premiere in early June 2017. Now in its second season on CMT, which picked up the show a month after ABC canceled it suddenly in May 2016, Nashville follows country stars Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) and the Highway 65 family as they strive to keep Rayna Jaymes’ dream alive and pursue their music while juggling relationships, family and the ever-changing industry.
Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Kaitlin Doubleday, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella and Lennon Stella also star in the series produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment. Connie Britton played Jaymes for the series’ first four-plus seasons.
The network also said today that two new recurring characters will debut during the remaining eight episodes. Ronny Cox (True Detective) will play Gideon, a crusty, frustrated, would-be musician and recently reformed lifelong alcoholic who resented his son Deacon’s success. Now he’s back to try to heal a long-broken relationship with him. Mia Maestro is Rosa, a dedicated follower of Darius’ (Josh Stamberg) Movement who now is having doubts about her role in it.
Cox is repped by APA and Levine Management; Maestro is with ICM Partners and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
I’ve added some new Nashville episode stills and promotional images of Clare from season 6. I’ve also replaced a bunch of small shoots in the gallery with larger sizes as well as added a couple new ones. Enjoy!
I’ve added screencaps of Clare from this week’s episode of Nashville. Only a small Clare moment but I love all the Scarlett/Deacon moments and performances.
I’ve added HD screencaps of Clare from the most recent episode of Nashville. I love seeing Scarlett so happy! Thanks to my friend Claudia for help getting this episode.
Before they finish filming the show’s final season, the stars of CMT’s “Nashville” are set to play one last concert in the U.S. in March.
Where? The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, of course.
“Nashville in Concert: Final Season Celebration” will take place March 25 at the Opry House, and will feature performances from Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella, as well as Rainee Blake, Kaitlin Doubleday, Jake Etheridge and Nic Luken.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at www.opry.com/nashvilletour.
Bowen — who’s played “Scarlett” on the show since its first episode — says playing the Opry House is “the perfect way to say goodbye. Or maybe just, ‘See you later.’ ”
“It’s kind of like a second home, and we wouldn’t be here without the Opry.”
“Nashville” was partly conceived by executive producer Steve Buchanan, president of Opry Entertainment Group. The show’s cast has embarked on four annual U.S. tours, and will return to the U.K. for a farewell tour in April. The live success of “Nashville” hasn’t surprised him.
“That was always a part of the vision of what we were doing — that we would have a cast that were very capable of touring, and that quickly proved to be true. Really, everyone involved before they came to the show had experience as an artist, not just as an actor.”
Believe it or not, this is the first ticketed concert in Nashville for the full cast, though all of the performers have frequented stages in Music City — particularly with appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.
“Nashville” is set to wrap filming in April. The Opry House concert is a bit unusual for the show, as it’s occurring during production — before the cast members head off for new projects.
Sadly, that means a U.S. tour is not in the cards for “Nashville.”
“We want to make sure that all of the ‘Nashies’ are aware that this is the best opportunity this year in the U.S.,” Buchanan says.
“Nashville” is in the midst of its final season on CMT. The season is being split into two parts, with the series finale airing this summer.
“Nashville” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. CT on CMT.
Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been updated the gallery but didn’t make a post here. I added screencaps from the last two episodes of Nashville. I’m enjoying the new season, how about you?
I’ve added screencaps of Clare from the season 6 premiere of Nashville. What a wonderful episode.
Notches Highest Ratings Since Season 5 Midseason Premiere and Ranks as #1 Most Social Entertainment Cable Series Program of the Night
NASHVILLE – January 09, 2018 – The final season of “Nashville” premiered strongly Thursday night on CMT, notching a .80 rating among Adults 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers, which is the best since the S5 Midseason Premiere (.81) and up +20% (ratings) and +7% (viewers), respectively, over the prior cycle average. (L+3)
The news comes on the heels of record growth for CMT, who recently notched its 13th consecutive month of year-over-year ratings growth among Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 in Total Day to earn its best year since 2014. Last quarter, CMT generated the highest year-over-year gains of any Top 50 ad-supported entertainment cable channel among Women 18-49. (Total Day, L+SD)
Also a hit on social, “Nashville” ranked as the #1 Most Social Entertainment Cable Series Program for the night according to Nielsen Social, and #NashvilleCMT trended nationally throughout premiere.
This week’s episode of “Nashville” debuts Thursday, January 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, as Deacon goes on a date with a familiar face. Juliette dives into a self-help movement. Will and Gunnar invite Avery to perform with them. Scarlett is reminded how her career as had a positive influence on fans. Daphne reaches out to Jake. View a preview here.
In the coming weeks, CMT will announce several new pilot orders as well as a first-look teaser for “Music City.” The new docu-series from famed unscripted executive producer Adam DiVello, the creator of iconic shows such as “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach,” will premiere on Thursday, March 1 at 10pm ET/PT. Filmed in Nashville, the eight-episode series follows a group of young emerging artists chasing their dreams of success in the music industry, while struggling to balance their personal lives and relationships.
“Nashville” follows country stars Juliette Barnes, Deacon Claybourne, and the Highway 65 family as they strive to keep Rayna Jaymes’ dream alive and pursue their music while juggling relationships, family, and the ever-changing industry. “Nashville” is produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment with executive producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick (the creators of “Thirtysomething”), Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri.
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I’ve added a bunch of new photos of Clare from season 6 of Nashville. Check out the promotional videos below. Can’t wait for the new season.
Nashville Season 6 – Promo #1: Behind the Scenes:
Nashville Season 6 – Back On Set:
Overseas Tour Launches April 14 in the U.K.
Nashville‘s six-show farewell tour in the U.K. will launch on April 14 in Birmingham, England. Cities on the schedule include Leeds, England; Glasgow, Scotland; Manchester, England; and Cardiff, Wales. The tour wraps on April 21 at the O2 Arena in London.
The 2018 run will feature performances of live originals by Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio, as well as a mix of songs featured on the hit CMT series. The cast has previously sold-out tours in the U.K. in 2016 and 2017.
Since its debut, the show has inspired 22 soundtracks, including a Christmas album, which have collectively sold more than one million album units and over five million single-song downloads to date.
The season six premiere is set for Jan. 4 on CMT. The 16-episode season will air in two parts, with the finale airing in the summer.
Tickets for the U.K. tour go on sale Friday (Dec. 8). VIP packages are available on all dates.