It looks like cast and fans have something to be excited about: ABC's Nashville will almost assuredly be returning for a 5th season.
"We don't have any plans to finish Nashville," said network boss, Paul Lee. "We have an incredibly passionate audience. The Nashville audience grows by a large amount in our delay viewings."
The country music drama also does an excellent job holding true to what the city's music scene is all about. For many fans it serves as a the behind the scenes look at what life is life for some of the industry's greatest icons. Infiltrating events such as the CMA's, along with local venues like the Bluebird, the story arc gives an authentic portrayal of the rise to country stardom and the highs and lows of being famous.
ABC does a great job at taking the show's universe beyond its weekly 60-minute window on ABC. By delivering original music from the show's talented stars, there are many different avenues to grow from. Songs from the show have seen modest success in digital downloads. The cast has also done live concerts, tours and shows at the Grand Ole Opry.
With country music on the rise nationally and quality hits emerging from the show each week, it's no wonder the network wants to hold on. The drama is full of fast-paced plot twists and many unanswered questions. The final one of last season being will Rayna except Deacon's proposal.
Although no air date has been set just yet, it doesn't look like there will be dirt on Nashville's grave just yet.