‘Crazy Hearts: Nashville’ Canceled
'Crazy Hearts: Nashville,' the reality TV show based on the lives of several aspiring musicians, has been canceled, less than two months after its premiere.
The show, which debuted on A&E on Jan. 15, promised to “go backstage into the lives and lyrics of several up-and-coming musicians as they try to hit it big, fall in love and live to sing about it.”
While the network hinted 'Crazy Hearts: Nashville' would also include “love triangles and fiery relationships that will cause rivalry both on- and off-stage," apparently there wasn't enough drama to keep viewers interested. After premiering in the 10PM time slot, the show was moved to Saturday afternoons before ultimately being given the boot.
The cast included Anthony Billups, Lee Holyfield, Leroy Powell, Jimmy Stanley and Amy Wilcox, along with artist manager April Nemeth and journalist and media professional Heather Byrd.
But while 'Crazy Hearts: Nashville' did not live up to expectations, at least one of the former cast members insists she is still happy with the outcome.
“I’m really proud of it,” Byrd tells Nashville's Tennessean. “We would all love to have some more glory with it, but I think we’re realistic, as well. None of us went into this project thinking that we were going to start raking in the dough on any level, but we were all super excited about it, and we’ve already had some great opportunities come from being a part of it."
'Crazy Hearts: Nashville' isn't the only reality show based in Music City that hasn't experienced a welcome reception. 'Private Lives of Nashville Wives,' which follows the lives of wives of six prominent men in the music industry as they pursue their own career ambitions, has steadily fallen in the ratings locally in Nashville, going from a somewhat respectable 2.3 rating the week of its debut, to a 0.2.
The show is doing comparatively better nationally, earning its biggest audience yet with Monday's (March 10) episode, which drew 928,000 viewers -- which is still less than half the weekly audience of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.'