ABC Cancels 'Nashville' Show

Posted at 5:59 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 22:59:11-04

The hit ABC show, Nashville, has been canceled.

Mayor Megan Barry expressed her disappointment over the decision Thursday, saying the city was ready to host the 5th season of the show.

Barry released the following statement: 

“We are incredibly disappointed to hear the news that ABC has not renewed the show ‘Nashville’ for another season. The show has been an enormously successful promotional tool for our city, which is why the State of Tennessee and Metro Nashville were prepared to support production for a fifth season the be filmed here. This is a loss for ABC and for the millions of fans across the world who have grown to love this show. We have enjoyed hosting the cast and crew of the show over the last four years and look forward to future opportunities for film and television production here in Nashville.”

The CEO and Chairman of the Ryman Hospitality group also released a statement on the loss of the show, and what it has meant to the city.

“The decision to cancel “Nashville” is obviously disappointing, but the show has been hugely positive for our city. The syndication in more than 100 countries has inspired people from across America and around the world to visit Nashville and experience all it has to offer first hand. As originators of the show, we are extremely proud of the success it has had and will continue to have in syndication, and we are grateful to ABC and Lionsgate for their partnership and especially thankful to our state and city government for their unwavering support. Many of the cast members have become fixtures on the Opry stage, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with these talented artists. As a company, our focus will be on the next chapter of tourism for this wonderful city and state." - Colin Reed, Chairman and CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties.

A reason for the cancelation had not been released.