‘Nashville’ Canceled by ABC

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NASHVILLE - "Forever and for Always" - It's the wedding viewers have longed for when Deacon and Rayna tie the knot, complete with captivating music performances by series regulars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella as well as cameos by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale portraying themselves. When the loving couple are ambushed by paparazzi after their intimate rehearsal dinner, Deacon's hot-headed reaction casts a pall on the plans and forces a change of venue. Meanwhile, wedding guest Avery is struggling to keep up with the lies Juliette is forcing him to message to press in her absence on "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mark Levine) CHARLES ESTEN, CONNIE BRITTON

Nashville will not return for a Season 5, TV Insider has confirmed.

The musical drama had been firmly on the bubble, but in recent months had shown positive signs of life: showrunners Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick had been tapped to lead a potential fifth season.

The series, led by Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, has been successful, musically, off-screen, with the show producing multiple albums of original songs and nationwide tours.

The Nashville series finale will air on May 25.