upfronts 2016

ABC Cancels Nashville

CHRIS CARMACK, CLARE BOWEN, JONATHAN JACKSON, SAM PALLADIO, MAISY STELLA, ERIC CLOSE, LENNON STELLA, CONNIE BRITTON, CHARLES ESTEN, HAYDEN PANETTIERE
Farewell, sweet country soap.

Break out your saddest country ballads: Nashville is officially canceled. Though it was not among ABC’s set of early renewals, there seemed to be hope for Nashville when Lionsgate TV hired Thirtysomething and My So-Called Life veterans Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick as showrunners for the potential fifth season, but like so many soap-opera twists, that gambit did not come to fruition. Still, we can hope the show will go out with a bang on its May 25 finale, or at least one last melancholy rendition of “Fade Into You.”