Nashville - Season 6
The sixth and final season of the American television musical drama series Nashville, created by Callie Khouri, premiered on January 4, 2018, on CMT. The season consisted of 16 episodes.
Nashville - Season 6
As with seasons three through five, the episodes are named after songs from a variety of country artists, including Taylor Swift ("Jump Then Fall"), Miranda Lambert ("New Strings"), George Jones ("Sometimes You Just Can't Win"), Tanya Tucker ("Two Sparrows in a Hurricane"), and Hank Williams ("Beyond the Sunset").
In April 2017, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a sixth season, with a 16-episode order. In an interview following the fifth season finale, Marshall Herskovitz confirmed that actor Jeffrey Nordling would return as Jessie Caine's ex-husband Brad and that the new season would see the introduction of two new characters. Filming began on September 27, 2017. Five new major recurring cast members were announced in November 2017. On November 17, 2017, it was confirmed that it would be the series's final season.
The sixth season premiere was available on Hulu in the evening hours of December 19, 2017, and removed 24 hours later. Episodes aired an hour and two hours later on the Paramount Network and TV Land, following the initial airing on CMT. TVLand discontinued reruns of the series after episode five, but returned for the second half of the season.
The season, like season five, was aired in two parts with the final eight episodes airing in the summer. The final eight episodes returned on June 7 and the season wrapped on July 26, 2018.
The first half of the season starts almost a year following Rayna James' death. Maddie is still pursuing her solo career and embarks on a new relationship with teen sensation Jonah Ford while Deacon and Jessie also grow closer. Zach leaves Nashville to return home to California as Juliette becomes involved with a self help movement, causing tension between her and Avery. Scarlett moves on from her breakup from Gunnar by helping out at horse ranch for the disabled war veterans, Will and Avery form a new group, later adding a singer named Alannah, and Will begins abusing steroids.
The biggest rumor that surrounded the cherished show last year is if the main character Rayna Jaymes played by Connie Britton, would be leaving the show in Season 5, even though Britton never confirmed if the actress would be making her exit from the show. Unfortunately, all Nashies worst dream came true in Episode 10 of Season 5, when the queen of country music, Rayna Jaymes passed away. Leaving the rest of the season to see how her husband, Deacon, her daughters, Maddie and Daphne, her family, friends and co-workers mourn her and go on to continue without her in life.
We see Deacon Claybourne, played by Charles Esten, try to carry on the legacy Rayna left behind with Highway 65 and the challenges the label has faced. Along with Deacon trying to raise both of the girls on his own becoming a single father, and fighting with the feelings of a possible new love interest with a new character during the season, a singer/songwriter Jessie Caine, played by Kaitlin Doubleday.
Nashies also got to see Will Lexington going through some relationship trouble, starting out the season with Kevin Bicks, played by Kyle Dean Massey, but ends up finding a new love interest with Zack Welles. Will finds himself being stuck in the middle between Zack and his friends, ending up having to pick sides by the finale which leads things to go south with the relationship. He did have a few exciting moments in the season including show performances and landing a Budweiser commercial!
I truly hope that Avery & Juliette get remarried this upcoming season with a real wedding. More scenes of happy Javery+1 family scenes. Want all the characters to have a happy ending at the end of the series. #NashvilleCMT
Josh Stamberg, Jake Etheridge, Rainee Lyleson, Nic Luken and Dylan Arnold will join the cast of the beloved CMT show for the upcoming season, heightening some of the ongoing storylines with main characters and also bringing new drama and intrigue to Nashville.
Etheridge is new to acting, but he's been part of Nashville previously as a musician. He co-wrote six songs that were featured on Nashville's fifth season, including "Burn to Dark" and "As the Crow Flies." He's set to make his acting debut in the role of Sean, "a military veteran who suffers from severe PTSD and has yet to embrace his natural talent for music."
There'll be plenty of drama and changes in 2018 for the characters fans have come to know and love over the last five seasons. A sneak peek that CMT released for Season 6 of Nashville shows Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) searching for new guidance after losing her way, while Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) appears to be contemplating pursuing a new love after the shattering death of his wife, Rayna Jaymes. Click the video at the top of the story for a glimpse of Season 6.
CMT on Monday handed out a 16-episode season six to the country music drama. Additionally, the Viacom-owned cable network announced that Jeffrey Nordling (Big Little Lies) will recur in the second half of season five, which kicks off Thursday, June 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Season six of Nashville is expected to premiere in early 2018. The series still has yet to air 11 season-five episodes. In the second half of season five, Nordling joins fellow new additions Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) and Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire), who have signed on for major roles.
The surge of fresh blood comes several weeks after Nashville said goodbye to star and producer Connie Britton, who exited the series midway through season five when her character, Rayna James, was killed off following injuries sustained from a car crash. The second half of season five will pick up 10 weeks after her sudden passing.
"These last two years, in some sense, have felt like a bonus," Jonathan Jackson, who plays Avery Barkley, says of the show's second life. After a cancellation by ABC after season four, Nashville was picked up by the cable network in 2016. Today, the creators are preparing to give fans the sendoff they deserve. Read on for new details straight from the cast about what to expect from your favorite characters in season six.
"Will sort of jumps up and saves the day at [Gunnar's] concert, and it sort of sparks the idea of, 'Why don't we just have fun with music? Let's not try and make it into this deep soul searching thing," Palladio explains, noting that he's shifted to playing bass this season. "So this new band is formed and it's just -- the songs are fantastic. It's rock-er and sort of a combo of Avery's darkness, Will's showmanship and Gunnar's folksy stuff."
"The chemistry that was there stems from a creative place. We can't deny that the magic is there when they sing or when they write or perform together," he says. "It's like real life, sometimes things aren't quite the fairy tale you can imagine and when we pick up at the beginning of this season, they've realized that they're on separate paths and their relationship isn't the healthiest thing for them both, and I think that's OK."
"Daphne is definitely showing a huge interest for making music, writing music, performing music," Maisy Stella teases, revealing that her character will pursue more solo endeavors later on in the season. But, not to worry, the Stella sisters will still be singing together in full force.
Nashville airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Which storylines are you excited to follow this season? Hit the comments below with your thoughts and check out Certified Country on Facebook Watch for more fun behind-the-scenes scoop from the cast.
Lionsgate Television Group and Opry Entertainment produce the show. It began life on ABC on Oct. 10, 2012, and enjoyed a four-season run. The network cancelled the show in May 2016. In June of that year, CMT picked it up for a fifth season, which concluded earlier this year.
The drama ended with how Juliette quit in the music industry and moved to a farm house located out of Nashville and away from the public eye. While Deacon managed to fulfil his dream of starring his own concert with his family by his side. I love how the drama ended with all the cast and crew coming up on stage and singing a finale song as a ceremony of bidding good bye to all their viewers. I totally enjoy spending time watching the full six seasons of Nashville. ?
The latest: The Nashville episode was part of season six, which was released this week. It features Rosenthal visiting many of the city's buzziest restaurants and riding a pedal tavern on Lower Broadway.
Nashville Season 6 DVD Set $24.99, Region 1 (USA) NTSC Format (For USA DVD Players). Unlike previous seasons Season Six, the final season of Nashville contains sixteen episodes. The first half of the season starts almost a year following Rayna James' death. Maddie is still pursuing her solo career and embarks on a new relationship with teen sensation Jonah Ford while Deacon and Jessie also grow closer. Zach leaves Nashville to return home to California as Juliette becomes involved with a self help movement, causing tension between her and Avery. Scarlett moves on from her breakup from Gunnar by helping out at horse ranch for the disabled war veterans, Will and Avery form a new group, later adding a singer named Alannah, and Will begins abusing steroids. Daphne auditions for a reality TV singing competition while a figure from Deacon's past re-enters his life. This Season is a must for true Nashville fans! 041b061a72