Newswire: Nashville is probably headed to CMT, which makes sense
It’s not easy finding a new home for a beloved-but-cancelled show. Licensing deals, production contracts, and the endlessly fiddly jigsaw puzzle of matching a series’ built-in audience with a network’s pre-existing demographics: It’s an incredibly complex problem. Unless, apparently, you’re country-music-loving soap opera Nashville, which is closing in on a deal to be picked up by the country-music-loving folks at CMT.
Variety is reporting that the producers of the former ABC show are nearing a deal that would renew the series for a fifth season on the cable network. If picked up, it’ll join a line-up that includes reality shows like Guntucky and Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, and more reruns of Reba than you can shake a polecat at under a warm, Kentucky moon. (Authentic countryfied gibberish courtesy of us just making some up.)
Nashville is produced by Lionsgate TV. They’ve been …