Deadline gave fans the news on Thursday (May 12), reporting that despite some signs that appeared to point the way to a fifth season for the show, which is based amidst the intrigue of the country music business, in the end Nashville didn’t earn a renewal.
Lionsgate TV and ABC Studios co-produced Nashville, and according to Deadline, they recently hired Emmy-winning producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick to inject new life into the show, and had already been working on potential storylines for next season when ABC pulled the plug. In addition to the fact that the show has not been performing in the ratings, Deadline reports that one of Nashville‘s key supporters at ABC, President Paul Lee, is no longer with the network.
Nashville has often been a ratings question mark, but the show has survived for four seasons through a combination of state and local funding from the state of Tennessee and the city of Nashville — where it actually films on location, bringing millions of dollars into the local economy in both direct revenue and tourism — and additional revenue streams from sales of music from the show.
The cast of Nashville have also embarked on high-profile live concert tours that have raised the show’s profile.
According to Deadline, Nashville has also been helped by the fact that many fans DVR the show and watch it later. ABC just announced a virtual reality extension of this season’s final three episodes on Wednesday (May 11), set at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe, which has featured prominently in the show. Thursday’s news means that those will serve as the final episodes of Nashville‘s run on ABC, with the series finale airing on May 25.
That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the end of the line for Nashville fans. Lionsgate TV will reportedly shop Nashville to other networks in the hope of picking up a fifth season elsewhere.
This VideoPixShow is hosted by Frans Maritz from South Africa on the Nashville Broadcast Network out of Nashville Tennessee and features several video’s produced in the VideoPix style by Wildhorse Entertainment. The show starts with Cliff Walton singing a Roberta Miller and Doris E.Hays song, called “Drive Mama Drive”. Roger Glen Miller and Roberta Miller wrote the next song sung by “Skinny Bill Miller’ called “Crazy Mary”. Next is the turn of the Videopix “Featured Artist” feature for show #004, being “TATTOO BILLY” and representing the group on this VideoPix show is Hurstel and Ed Begley.
After the break we move on to Keith Bradford who now sings “Those Burnin’ Kisses” written by Clyde Birkla, Barbara Blevins and Keith Bradford. Then it’s time for Cliff Ayers with a song written by Frances Cook, called “What Used To Be”. Michael Deese is next with “I Love Bluegrass”, written by Michael and Donny Deese. Hope you enjoy this Videopix Show we will be back soon with another show produced in the style of Wildhorse Entertainments Videopix format.
Please note as this show may at times be rebroadcasted on other TV stations worldwide the format of the show will only show Videopix Video’s produced by Wildhorse Entertainment or in the case of a sponsored artist or group, a music video that has been professionally filmed or of similar quality. The VideoPixShow is a Nashville Broadcast Network NBN TV and Wildhorse Entertainment production
The way some invisible force is directing the world into chaos and diversity, is really a perfect plan to take away the rights of one section of the public and giving it to another. How fair is that and why should one side have all the rights and another none. Only one side has the power to say No, while the other must accept the will of the other side.
To prove the point when one little pizza owner wants to stand on his rights and his beliefs (it is such a shame that he even thinks he has any rights anymore) he is told ‘NO’, you have no right to do so. You either agree with us whoever us is, or else we will huff and puff and blow your little Pizza House down. Oh anyway, even if you apologize and accept that you have no rights and you were so out of line and so wrong, you will still be banished from society for offending a small percentage of the public as you may have believed you had some right to do so, when in fact you had none at all.
Well as the rights of some have already almost all disappeared, so will this poor Pizza House Owner who obviously does not believe in the new controversial so-called bathroom bill known as HB2. What is really so sad, is that he thinks he still has some kind of right to oppose it. When will people like him wake up and realize that a minority has hijacked his rights and because he was sleeping he must now accept the will of the few and learn the, ‘Yes sir, No Sir three bags full Sir” melody.
Meanwhile in a poor little shack in the hills of North Carolina a young Mother is reading her new baby boy a bedtime story with tears in her eyes, “Once Upon A Time in a land not so far away when people were still free they had this thing called, “The Right Of the People’ where everyone lived happily ever after.
– An Unimportant Opinion
Yet anxiety sometimes intrudes upon your carefree moments. You start wondering if there are things you should be doing or plans you should be making. Your underlying feeling is that it isn’t safe to let down your guard and simply be happy in the moment. How wrong this is, My child! I have called you to cease striving-let go, relax-and know that I am God. You may think that you need to have all your ducks in a row before you can relax and enjoy My Presence. But consider the overall context of this command: though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. The psalmist who penned these words was describing a terrifying catastrophe. So you don’t need to wait till you’ve solved all the problems in your life; this very moment is the right time to enjoy Me. Come boldly into My Presence, saying, Jesus, I choose to enjoy You-here and now.
“Happy are the people whose God is the Lord! -Psalm 144:15 nkjv”
Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. -Psalm 46:10 nasb
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. -Psalm 46:1-3