Okay, maybe we haven't seen the last of Rayna (Connie Britton) crooning a classic at the Bluebird Cafe, or Deacon (Charles Esten) having another breakdown, or Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) guzzling down a magnum of champers. Once thought to be dead, the ABC country-music drama Nashville is nearing an 11th-hour save from another network.
That mystery network is, appropriately, basic cable's CMT (Country Music Television), which is in the late stages of negotiations with Nashville producer Lionsgate, according to Deadline. The deal could be done by Wednesday, which would allow CMT to announce the deal during its Wednesday night broadcast of the CMT Awards. Better book your flight now, Connie Britton.
Though Nashville was on the bubble all through its fourth season, you couldn't tell by the creative decisions the show made. Despite the fact that Nashville's chances of continuing on at ABC weren't good, producers ...Read more
ABC's Nashville has received deserved praise for its handling of Will Lexington's (Chris Carmack) struggles with his sexuality, and his whole coming out storyline. But now, some of the show's stars find themselves in the middle of a real-life battle over a recently-passed Tennessee law that discriminates against LGBT people.
House Bill 1840, which Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law this week, gives therapists and other mental health professionals the right to refuse to treat patients whose lifestyles go against the professional's "sincerely held principals."
When the bill was still under review, Nashville star Connie Britton spoke out against it, telling The Hollywood Reporter: "I shoot a TV show in Tennessee, and honestly, if they proceed with this, I'm not necessarily going to feel comfortable working there. That is a tricky situation because of course we employ a lot of people in the state, and ...Read more