‘Nashville’ season 5: Studio head on CMT / Hulu renewal

Nashville -After spending several weeks campaigning, fans of “Nashville” finally now have something to celebrate in the show being renewed for a fifth season! CMT is going to be the new television home of the show, while Hulu will deliver these same new episodes the very next day. This is a unique arrangement that basically gives the show a cable and streaming partner, and helps to monetize what would otherwise be a fairly expensive proposition.

The two studios behind the series in Lionsgate and ABC Studios (ironically, it was ABC who canceled it) worked hard to get the deal done, and as the executive vice-president of the latter in Patrick Moran said (per Deadline) while at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, this was not an easy feat:

“There are a lot of people that spend a lot of time looking at the economics of these shows … It’s a giant puzzle that you put all theses pieces together that you hope covers the cost of the show and a little extra. It’s tricky when each one of those line items gets tighter.”

Moran made it clear that the “economics were tight” in making this renewal happens, and we’ve talked before about the possibility that we could be seeing some changes with the show in some shape or form as a result of the move. We don’t know precisely what those will be just yet (hopefully, they won’t be major), but we will do our part to give you some additional information as we have it.

If you do want to get some other news on the “Nashville” renewal right now, head over here to get the official announcement! Meanwhile, sign up at this link to score some other TV news on all we cover, sent right over to you via our official CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: ABC.)

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