Nashville – Cancelled by ABC

Bad news for Nashville fans — ABC has canceled the country music drama after four seasons.

There had been positive signs for a Season 5 renewal for Nashville, co-produced by Lionsgate TV and ABC Studios. Lionsgate TV stepped in to hire Emmy-winning writer-producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick as new showrunners. They were already working with writers on breaking stories for next season.

Still, with Castle also on the bubble, coming off a highly rated episode on Monday, it was always a hard decision.

While not a strong ratings performer, the music drama has solid DVR bumps.Nashville also is a brand for ABC, with Nashville-themed TV music specials, soundtracks and tours. Just yesterday, ABC announced a high-profile VR digital extension for the show to go with the last three episodes of the season. Now they will be the music drama’s final installments, with the May 25 closer serving as series finale.

Source: Deadline