If you’ve been a loyal watcher of the television show, Nashville, I’m sure you felt the same sadness so many others fans from around the world and I did after hearing that ABC had cancelled the beloved show last Thursday, May 12th.
Even though the show aired for only four seasons, it has made a huge impact on fans and the city of Nashville, itself. Tourism to “Music City” has exploded ever since the show first started airing, with fans from around the world wanting to see the familiar, historic backdrops which are frequently used in the show, like The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, and most prominently, The BlueBird Cafe.
The final episode of Nashville will air May 25th. There are so many storylines left to develop: Will Deacon start drinking again? Will Maddie come back home? Does Will Lexington ever find success and acceptance as an openly gay country music artist? Will Scarlett and Gunnar get back together or remain “The Exes”? What about Juliette and Avery? Layla’s career? And on and on.
One of the most popular actors on the show, Charles Esten, who plays the character, Deacon, said in a recent interview that they did film an alternate ending to the show in case this was to happen, so fans can have some kind of closure.
Most of the cast now lives in Nashville due to the show’s heavy shooting schedule. Esten said that he plans to stay in Nashville, despite the show’s cancellation.
Fans of Nashville, who call themselves “Nashies” have started a campaign to try to save the show. If you would like to join the movement, click HERE to sign the petition, and be sure to use the hashtag, #BringBackNashville in your social media posts.
Producers from the show are trying hard to sell the show to a new network, including New Media outlets such as Netflix, Hulu, CMT, and DirecTV.
Ed Amatrudo, who plays the character Glenn, Juliette’s friend/agent, on the show, is trying to push for Nashville to make a comeback as well. Five minutes before the show airs this Wednesday, May 18, he is asking fans to tweet for five straight minutes with the hashtags #NashCrash and #BringBackNashville to spread the word about the campaign.
Everyone involved with the show is determined and dedicated to bringing it back. But, for now, the last two episodes of Nashville are scheduled to air on the next two Wednesdays, May 18 & 25, on ABC at 8/9 central. Do you tweet along with Nashville? If you do, follow our Editor/Founder @EmilyAnnWells on Twitter while she live-tweets during the show!
Have an opinion on Nashville being cancelled, or are you trying to get it renewed for another season? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!