‘Nashville’ Renewed for Fourth Season
Those of you hooked on Rayna, Deacon, Juliette and Music City are in luck: ABC's Nashville has been renewed for a fourth season.
The network revealed the news on Thursday (May 7), along with a bunch of other announcements about their Fall 2015 schedule, and it was met with a chorus of seriously excited fans, the city of Nashville among them.
Music City fought hard to keep the show on air and filming in the city, revealing plans for a new round of incentives even before Nashville was officially renewed. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam included $8 million for the show in his budget, and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean also offered up at least $500,000 for production of the show in his budget, according to the Tennessean.
According to the newspaper, Nashville spends approximately $20 million every season on local labor. There are around 500 full-time workers when the show is in production and between 150 and 200 year-round full-time employees. Additionally, nearly 80 percent of the show's production crew is local.
Nashville's stars are currently on a spring tour to promote the series and bring its popular music to fans. The tour kicked off on April 29 in New York and finishes up on May 10 in Phoenix, Ariz.
“It is so exciting and rewarding to see our amazing cast blossom as live artists and be able to have that intimate relationship with our Nashville fans,” says Dawn Soler, senior vice president of TV music at ABC Entertainment Group. “Taking Nashville on the road, along with our On the Record series, offers our viewers a complete and authentic experience.”
The show's Season 3 finale is set to air on Wednesday (May 13).