According to Deadline, ABC has canceled Nashville after four seasons. The soap opera-y (Opry?) drama was based in the world of country music, and it initially centered around the rivalry between a pair of singers—Hayden Panettiere’s up-and-coming superstar and Connie Britton’s past-her-prime superstar—but naturally, it expanded beyond that as the show went on. Deadline’s story says that Nashville’s chances of getting a fifth season were looking good, and new showrunners Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz were reportedly even breaking stories with the writers already. However, it sounds like ABC simply had too many shows on the proverbial bubble, so Nashville had to go. There are still a few episodes in the show’s fourth season that have yet to air, so this cancellation means that Nashville’s upcoming May 25 season finale will now serve as its series finale as well.
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