CMT Sets Early ‘Nashville’ Preview, Drops New Trailer

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Nashville will return to television earlier than planned.

CMT announced that the network will be offering an early preview of the first hour of Season 5 on Thursday, December 15 at 9/8c. (The show’s official two-hour season premiere remains January 5.) This will mark the first original episode CMT has aired—after it saved the show post-ABC cancellation—and the first for new showrunners Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick (thirtysomething).

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Per the network, Season 5 will find “Rayna and Deacon facing a new normal with Maddie now back home and Highway 65 struggling financially. The shocking news about Juliette creates a wave of emotions throughout Nashville and sets Rayna off on a journey of discovery.”

Check out a new trailer CMT released for Season 5!

Nashville, Sneak Peek, Thursday, December 15, 9/8c, CMT