ABC Renews ‘Nashville’ For Third Season

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ABC has renewed Nashville for a 22 episode third season.

Created by Callie Khouri and RJ Cutler Nashville is a soap set in Nashville which follows the careers of two country musicians in Nashville, Tennessee. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and Lionsgate Television and stars Connie Britton, Eric Close, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Powers Boothe, Robert Wisdom, Hayden Panettiere and Charles Esten.

The renewal comes after prolonged negotiations between ABC and Lionsgate Television, who co-produce the drama. Nashville has been a modest performer in the ratings, but its critical acclaim and strong DVR performance were the driving forces behind a renewal.

It joins Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Modern Family, The Goldbergs, Once Upon A Time, Resurrection, Revenge and Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D; all of which have been renewed for next season. The network has also cancelled comedy entries Mixology, The Neighbors,Trophy Wife, Suburgatory and Super Fun Night.