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"Nashville" is no longer

Friday, May 13, 2016 – "Nashville" soon will be no longer.

The country prime-time soap show will be cancelled by ABC after four seasons with its May 25 show the final episode, Variety reported on Thursday.

Each year, the show, starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, has been on the bubble about being renewed.

"Nashville" was third in its 10 p.m., time slot, according to Nielsen with a 1.8 rating average for adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers, but ratings have been poor since November.

Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Aubrey Peeples, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella were the main actors in the show. Britton and Panettiere played rival stars Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes.

The series also spawned numerous soundtracks, including one released today by Big Machine, and tours.

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Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
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