ABC's 'Nashville' Gets Full Season Order

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November 12th, 2012

ABC has given a full season (presumably  bringing it to 22 episode) order to freshman drama Nashville.  As usual, you should ignore reports that this is a renewal -- it isn't, but it's still good news for fans of the show.

Earlier in the afternoon ABC ordered more scripts for Friday comedies Malibu Country and Last Man Standing.

here's the release for 'Nashville':

ABC PICKS UP NEW DRAMA“Nashville” FOR FULL SEASON

 Pick-Up Joins Previously Announced Full Season Orders for

The Neighbors” and “Scandal

 

ABC has picked up a full season of new drama “Nashville,” it was announced today. “NASHVILLE” joins previously announced full season orders for new comedy “The Neighbors” and returning drama series “Scandal.” “NASHVILLE” airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

On average during Wednesday’s 10:00 o’clock hour, ABC rookie “NASHVILLE” is No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49 (3.2/9), beating CBS’ veteran “C.S.I.” by 3% (3.1/9) and NBC’s freshman “Chicago Fire” by 33% (2.4/7). The new ABC drama also leads the hour with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demographics (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). Overall for the season, “NASHVILLE” ranks among the Top 3 new TV series in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, while qualifying as the No. 2 freshman program with Women 18-49. “Nashville” attracts an advertiser-coveted upscale audience, pulling in 30% higher ratings among Adults 18-49 in homes with $100k+ annual income (index of 130) to make it the top indexing new drama on broadcast TV this season, and the No. 2 highest-rated freshman show overall.

“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman Carlisle and Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt.

Dee Johnson, R.J. Cutler, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan are executive producers of “Nashville.” The pilot was written by Callie Khouri and directed by R.J. Cutler. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Gaylord Entertainment.

 
  • glover

    Good show, I hope it stops falling.

  • Dave

    Good news, at least we get a full season.

  • s0303

    i wanted to like this show, but it was way too slow for me…still love connie britton though…

  • gary

    great!!! nashville is amazing show hope steady

  • RyanCanada

    love this show

  • Greg

    That’s bad news for Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue (not that anybody was expecting otherwise).

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “That’s bad news for Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue (not that anybody was expecting otherwise).”

    No additional “bad news” was required for them. ;)

  • Dude

    i doubt it’ll get a second season if the ratings don’t stabilise in a positive way though.

  • Bookworm

    I’m happy for the Nashville fans. I don’t mind the show but it gets kind of old fast to me. I’m not a big fan of the Country genre but good news for those who like it.

    Last Resort and 666 Park Slope might just finish out the episode order of 13 but I don’t see them getting anymore. They are both in the low 1’s and that is not acceptable. Neither has been in the 2’s since the premiere.

  • SarahL

    @Bill Gorman

    Do you think that increases the odds that Nashville and Scandal get renewed?

  • TV Addict

    When will it be too late to stop giving shows full seasons? Like, say if Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue don’t get a full season order by _____, then they no longer have a chance to get one.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Do you think that increases the odds that Nashville and Scandal get renewed?”

    Nope, it has no effect on my current predictions of “toss up” for both.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “When will it be too late to stop giving shows full seasons? Like, say if Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue don’t get a full season order by _____, then they no longer have a chance to get one.”

    I’d draw the line at the Friday before Thanksgiving, but if someone can come up with a counterexample I bow to their memory prowess.

    As for LR and 666PA, they haven’t had a chance for quite some time. They’re dead.

  • J.G.

    If ABC were smart, they’d put Nashville after Grey’s, Scandal after Revenge and try either Red Widow or Mistresses in the Wednesday spot.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “or Mistresses in the Wednesday spot.”

    My understanding was that was being held for summer. Did I miss something (always a good guess)?

  • Dan S

    I’m happy to see Nashville get a full season. Even though I’m not a fan of country music I am a fan of this show. The smart money says don’t move it since its good counter programming against its 10pm competition Wed. It’s already a given 666 is finished & little chance now of Last Resort getting a back 9 order. Hopefully they can have a satisfying conclusion when it does end.

  • FlorianN

    Great news ! :D

  • Bee

    YAYYYY! best new drama this season BY FAR. it reminds me of friday night lights at times. hope the quality of the show and music continue to improve. i wonder if ABC will move the show mid-season.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    As for LR and 666PA, they haven’t had a chance for quite some time. They’re dead.

    still won’t be surprised to see either get an episode or three extra as schedule spackle, though full 22 episode seasons for either would be a pretty big surprise.

  • rob60990

    not surprising at all. ABC had to give one of their dramas a full season.

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