CMT just announced the premiere date for the second half of Nashville season five and confirmed the dramatic series has been renewed for a sixth season. The first half of season five ended on March 9, 2017 with one of the show’s lead characters killed off. The second half will premiere on June 1st at 9pm ET/PT and will pick up 10 weeks after the devastating events of episode 11.
Season six will consist of 16 episodes and will premiere in early 2018. Nashville season five has been averaging 2.1 million viewers and is CMT’s highest rated show. Marshall Herskovitz, Steve Buchanan, Callie Khouri, and Ed Zwick serve as executive producers.
The cast includes Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad. Joseph David-Jones, Rhiannon Giddens, and Cameron Scoggins have recurring roles. When the series picks up, Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie), Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire), and Jeff Nordling (Big Little Lies) will join the show.
The Plot: Deacon helps Daphne with a school project, but Daphne feels unmotivated. Juliette gives Maddie unsolicited advice about a song. Scarlett and Gunnar receive news about the baby.
Nashville is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows the lives of country music superstars as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In Nashville, musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm, driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and are doing everything in their power to stay on top.