‘Nashville’ Season 5 Returns On CMT, But With Less Budget?
Following the cancellation of “Nashville” season 5 on ABC, there is a good chance that the show will continue airing CMT, however, it was alleged that its budget will be cut.Advertisement
In his article published on TV Line, Michael Ausiello dished that with the transfer of the American musical drama TV series to another network “there would likely be some belt tightening.”
Amid the fact that there has been no assurance yet if the series will continue its run for the fifth season, Variety learned that “’Nashville’ will be saved.”
Accordingly, CMT could really be the buyer.
Back in May, Lionsgate’s head of TV, Kevin Beggs, revealed that despite the fact that there has been no official announcement yet about the “Nashville’s” renewal for season 5 with CMT, they already have “long-term deals with the cast.”
“These kinds of shows can go forever and ever — obviously that’s our hope and expectation, but we’ve got to do it one season at a time,” the executive disclosed. “So right now, we’re all about season 5. So we hope to land Season 5 and keep talking about this show for years to come.”
Per information from production outfit Lionsgate Television, CMT, the supposed new home of “Nashville” season 5, is just one of the “four or five different venues” which expressed interest of buying it.
It can be recalled that on May 12, ABC announced the cancellation of “Nashville” after four seasons, which somehow disappointed Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Tennessean.com reported.
“We are incredibly disappointed to hear the news that ABC has not renewed the show ‘Nashville’ for another season,” Barry said in a written statement in reaction to the show’s season 5 cancellation.
The local government official even went on to emphasize that the network’s move relative to “Nashville” season 5, “is a loss for ABC and for the millions of fans across the world who have grown to love this show.”
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