Country music drama Nashville has been cancelled

The Hayden Panettierre-starring series has played its last song

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After four seasons of love, scheming and music it looks like Nashville has sung its last song: US network ABC has cancelled the popular country-and-western drama.

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Starring Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, Powers Boothe and Clare Bowen among an ensemble cast, the glossy series focussed on the music industry of the titular US city and was a critical hit at home and abroad.

However the series wasn’t such a smash in the ratings, meaning that the currently-airing fourth series (moving to Sky Living from E4 when it returns this summer in the UK) will be its last.

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Still, die-hard fans shouldn’t completely lose hope – according to Deadline the show’s Lionsgate backers are planning to shop Nashville around to other networks and online platforms, so there might be a few bars left to play yet.