“Nashville” is heading back to TV with a new network, new showrunners and, now, a return date.
The show, which was axed by ABC after four seasons, will return for Season 5 with a special two-hour episode on CMT on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Hulu will continue to stream “Nashville” for its fifth season with full episodes becoming available the day after they air on CMT.
Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz are on board as showrunners for “Nashville” at its new home with Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack all poised to return as series regulars. Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples are also expected to return, albeit in a smaller capacity.
On Wednesday, CMT also announced premiere slots for more scripted shows coming in 2017: Limited series “Million Dollar Quartet” will debut in March, and the second season of scripted comedy “Still The King,” starring Billy Ray Cyrus, will premiere in the spring.