More4 Acquires UK Rights To ABC’s ‘Nashville’

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Channel 4 has closed a deal with Lionsgate TV at MIPCOM 2012 to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the ABC/Lionsgate drama series Nashville for its More4 channel. I’m also being told that the show’s first season will premiere on More 4 in early 2013.

Nashville, created by Callie Khouri and RJ Cutler, is a soap set in Nashville which follows the careers of two musicians. The cast includes Connie Britton, Eric Close, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Powers Boothe, Robert Wisdom, Hayden Panettiere and Charles Esten. ABC Studios and Lionsgate Television are producing, with Callie Khouri, RJ Cutler and Steve Buchanan serving as executive producers.

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