Nashville is ending—again. The country music drama will ride off into the proverbial sunset after its upcoming sixth season, its second on CMT. The show was previously cancelled after four seasons on ABC before being revitalized on the cable network.
Though the show is the highest-rated and most-watched show in CMT history, Nashville seems to want to come to an end on its own terms. (It doesn’t help that it lost its marquee star, Connie Britton, halfway through season five.) In a statement to Variety, executive producer Marshall Herskovitz said that everyone who works on Nashville is grateful to the show’s fans, and the show hopes to return that love “with a final season that celebrates all the joys and passions, twists and turns—and amazing music!—that made Nashville such an exciting journey.”
The sixth and final season of Nashville premieres January 4 on CMT.