‘Nashville’ Production Company Lionsgate Shopping Show to New Outlets
Following Thursday's (May 12) announcement that ABC is cancelling Nashville after four seasons, there's a bright spot for fans: Lionsgate, the TV drama's production company, is shopping the show to other possible outlets.
"#Nashies, we are working hard to find a new home for your favorite show!" the company writes on Twitter. "Thank you for your support & keep tweeting #BringBackNashville."
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that new potential outlets are being explored, while Entertainment Weekly reports that an email from Lionsgate's television group chairman, Kevin Beggs, to other Lionsgate employees noted, "We never give up on a great show."
On Thursday, ABC announced that it would not be bringing Nashville back for a fifth season, despite the fact that showrunners were already in place. Currently, the show's Season 4 finale, airing on May 25, will serve as the series finale.
"We had four amazing seasons," Opry Entertainment President and Nashville Executive Producer Steve Buchanan tells Country Aircheck. "I feel very fortunate that ABC supported us for four seasons and the city and the state helped make that possible. The music industry really rallied around the show, whether that was country radio or the musicians and songwriters in Nashville; everybody really came together and worked as champions of it."
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