The country music series Nashville will return for its sixth and final season in January, ending a show that had to handle the jump to another network and the loss of a key star.
Cancelled by ABC after four seasons, Nashville jumped to CMT but creators are now pulling the plug after more than 120 episodes, citing ‘creative’ reasons, reported E!.
The show starring Hayden Panettiere, 28, has produced hits on the Billboard country charts, spawned U.S. tours and earned Connie Britton, 50, both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
(Spoiler!) Rayna Jaymes, played by Britton, was killed off the show in the middle of the fifth season. She was the queen of country and also the lead character, which is why fans were so shocked when her character died sitting in a police car after a truck hit her.
The sixth and final 16-episode season of Nashville premieres January 4 and will air in two chunks, with the finale coming this summer.