So, as many people know around this time every year, after the May sweeps shows get cancelled, new shows get picked up by different stations, and shows also get renewed. ABC cancelled a lot of shows, a lot of shows that people seemed to really enjoy too. Of course they kept their Thursday night line-up, you can’t mess with Shonda’s shows, but they got rid of beloved show, ‘Nashville’. A show that is a great drama about country music, with leading ladies Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, along with a great supporting cast.
The music, the storylines, and the acting has always been on point. So why did ABC cancel it? According to them the amount of viewers weren’t great, and they wanted to make room for some new shows. Listen, the ratings may have dipped but it was simply because the storylines had to change due to one of the main actors putting her health over her career, which is something we should all applaud. When Hayden left for a few episodes, the rest of the cast really picked it up with their acting and singing, it wasn’t like the show fell flat.
Since the news broke of the show not being picked up for another season, social media has been absolutely insane. They have the hashtag #BringNashvilleBack trending and last night along there more than 40k tweets about wanting the show to be brought back.
There have been reports that other stations have been looking to pick up ‘Nashville’ but who knows how true that is. Although when Fox made the mistake of cancelling ‘The Mindy Project’ Hulu swooped in and saved the day, so it is possible, right? More people are starting to tune into the internet television streaming sites than cable network anyway.
The truth is that this cast is extremely talented, from their singing to their acting, they can kind of do it all. Right now they are actually on a ‘Nashville’ tour which brings ABC money, I don’t see them mentioning that at all though. Great attendance, ticket sales, all of that is great but apparently the studio doesn’t think that this show is worthy of another shot, which is a shame.
Remember when NBC cancelled ‘Friday Night Lights’ but fans sent a bunch of light bulbs to the studio to keep the lights on, so it was picked up again? Maybe we can send a bunch of guitar picks to the ABC studio or something.
There is still so much to this story that needs to be wrapped up, the fans and the characters on the show deserve the closure, especially after watching the show for four years.
Hulu, Netflix, CMT, literally anyone out there, pick up ‘Nashville’, people will watch and fans deserve a final season.
The worst part is, knowing ABC they are going to make ‘The Bachelor’ or ‘Bachelorette’ extend into Wednesday because unfortunately “reality” shows are cheaper.
Both Connie and Hayden have been nominated for Emmy’s, and I believe Golden Globes. This is a nominated show, it is just awful to see that ABC doesn’t care about substance anymore.