Exciting News Nashville Fans!!! Not just fans of the city of Nashville, but fans of the drama hit tv series “Nashville.” After the season final of season 4, the ABC network did not renew the popular show’s contract. But…. have no fear! CMT, Hulu, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and ABC Studio have made the exciting announcement that the beloved “Nashville” tv show will return with a brand new season and air on CMT.

In addition, you now won’t have to worry about missing an episode of your favorite drama. Hulu, an online streaming network, will have all episodes of “Nashville” available for streaming the day after aired on CMT.

“CMT heard the fans. The wave of love and appreciation they have unleashed for ‘Nashville’ has been overwhelming,” said Brian Philips, President of CMT. “‘Nashville’ is a perfect addition to our evolving line-up of big music specials, documentaries, and original series. We see our fans and ourselves in this show and we will treasure it like no other network. Nashville belongs on CMT.”

“‘Nashville’ has long been a fan favorite show on Hulu and we are so proud to continue to make new episodes available for fans to stream the day after they air,” said Craig Erwich, SVP and Head of Content, Hulu. “We look forward to bringing even more episodes of this acclaimed series to its passionate and devoted audience.”

“CMT and Hulu are the perfect combination for our iconic and beloved series ‘Nashville’ and we want to thank the incredible fans for their unwavering support—#Nashies, you helped make this possible,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group. “We also want to extend our appreciation to the State of Tennessee, City of Nashville, and Ryman Hospitality for their unending support. They have been a key ingredient to the continued success of this show and we’re thrilled to extend our partnership for a fifth season.”

“We always had faith that we would find a way to bring ‘Nashville’ back to its devoted fans, and we’re very proud to be in partnership with CMT and Hulu to extend the life of this series,” said Patrick Moran, Executive Vice President, ABC Studios.

After the intense finale of season 4, we can all rest easy knowing that season 5 is on the way!