CMT’s popular dramatic series Nashville just finished airing the first half of the final season and has set a return date for the second half of season six. According to the network, Nashville‘s second half of the current season consists of eight new episodes and will premiere on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT. The show’s sixth season will conclude with the final episode on Thursday, July 26th.
In addition to announcing the return and finale dates, CMT released a teaser trailer for the second half of season six. They also revealed the addition of Ronny Cox (The Starter Wife) and Mia Maestro (Scandal, The Strain) in recurring roles.
Ronny Cox will play Gideon, “a recently reformed, lifelong alcoholic. He’s come back to try and heal a long broken relationship with his son, Deacon (Charles Esten). Gideon is a crusty, frustrated, would-be musician, who resented his son’s success.”
Mia Maestro has joined the cast as Rosa, “a dedicated follower of Darius’ (Josh Stamberg) Movement who is now having doubts about her role in it.”
The cast of season six includes Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Kaitlin Doubleday as Jessie Caine, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad. Season six also features Ilse DeLange as Ilse, Rhiannon Giddens as Hallie Jordan, Cameron Scoggins as Zach Welles in recurring roles.
The season six premiere of Nashville brought in 1.6 million viewers. Per CMT, Nashville is helping the network post 15 consecutive months of year-over-year ratings growth.
About Nashville: 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.