"Nashville" is TV's latest Jon Snow. ABC canceled the series, and ended Season 4 on a tantalizing cliffhanger, but -- according to multiple reports -- the show's producers are close to a deal with CMT, where the musical drama would live for (at least) a fifth season. According to TVLine, "a formal announcement is expected to be made during Wednesday's CMT Awards." That's tonight, airing live at 8 p.m.

Entertainment Weekly added that there is also a Hulu streaming component to the deal, which makes sense since Hulu also carries the show's previous seasons. EW also noted that it's not clear yet if the stars -- including leads Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere -- will be returning for the CMT version; however, they are both said to be under contract, and considered by producers Lionsgate to be "essential" to the show. (The whole main cast is pretty essential, and they should all two-step over to CMT.)

The Season 4 finale just aired in May, so if there's already a pickup then it's like the show was never canceled at all -- unless some ABC viewers don't have the cable channel CMT. But "Nashville" is all about country music, so a country music channel is the perfect home, right?

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