‘Nashville’ season 5 hopes not dead yet; Lionsgate continues to shop series around

While last night may have technically been the series finale of “Nashville,” know this: Lionsgate has not stopped their efforts just yet to get the Connie Britton series a new home.

Per Deadline, the studio has received a wide array of inquiries about the property since ABC canceled it after four seasons on the air; there’s no guarantee that it will work, but new executive producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick have been told to think about future stories.

At the moment, we could see this coming down to a matter of dollars and cents. We think that in theory, there would be dozens of suitors who would pick up this show in a second based on its quality. Who doesn’t want a drama with such critical acclaim behind it? They just have to find a way to make it work with the cast, the studio, the crew, and all of the producers / writers that come along with the show. Ultimately, there has to be something of mutual benefit for all parties beyond just a love for the show.

As soon as there is something more to report, rest assured that we’ll have it for you here. The biggest thing to remember is that sometimes, these negotiations can take weeks, and it could require a lot of patience before some results come. It’s also possible that nothing happens and the show ends, which would be especially sad based on the way that season 4 came to an end.

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