CMT Show 'Nashville' Will End With Season 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The CMT show "Nashville," which has showcased the country music industry in Music City, has been set to come to an end with the sixth season.

The sixth and final season will premiere at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 on CMT. It has been scheduled to include 16 episodes and will be a two-part season with the finale airing in the summer of 2018.

“All of us on Nashville are so incredibly grateful to the show's fans, who convinced CMT to give us a chance to keep telling the story of these remarkable characters,” said executive producer Marshall Herskovitz. “And we want to return the favor with a final season that celebrates all the joys and passions, twists and turns -- and amazing music! -- that made Nashville such an exciting journey for the last six years.”

The show, produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment, has been airing in 225 territories and inspired 22 soundtracks.

It has also been nominated for Emmy, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice awards. "Nashville" spurred three musical tours in the U.S. and two in the U.K.

Representatives of the show said "creatively the time is right to bring the series to its rightful close."

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