TV

ABC Cancels Nashville TV Series

Country-Based Series Is One of Three Cancellations Confirmed Thursday

ABC has canceled its Nashville television series after four seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It was one of three programs the network confirmed Thursday (May 12) it won’t be renewing for new seasons. The others are both mystery series — Galavant and The Family.

Featuring stunning images of the city and the surrounding area, Nashville is credited with boosting tourism and film production work in Middle Tennessee.

Nashville’s production company had put plan in motion to secure a government incentive package to help finance the show’s fifth season.

“We are incredibly disappointed to hear the news that ABC has not renewed the show ‘Nashville’ for another season,” Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said in a written statement. “The show has been an enormously successful promotional tool for our city, which is why the state of Tennessee and Metro Nashville were prepared to support production for a fifth season to be filmed here.

“This is a loss for ABC and for the millions of fans across the world who have grown to love this show. We have enjoyed hosting the cast and crew of the show over the last four years and look forward to future opportunities for film and television production here in Nashville.”